University of Minnesota FinTech Boot Camp

Classes begin quarterly

Become a FinTech Professional in 24 Weeks

Saint Paul Financial Technology Boot Camp

The field of finance is evolving. Financial services firms, insurance agencies, and investment banks are all increasingly at the intersection of data and technology, harnessing algorithms, machine learning, big data, and blockchain to conduct business.

  • Through hands-on classes in a convenient part-time format, the University of Minnesota FinTech Boot Camp gives students the knowledge they need to move toward the financial technology industry.
  • With a project-based curriculum, individuals gain ample experience with a host of popular tools and methods such as Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain.
  • By tapping into a wide set of career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching, students get equipped to become employer competitive.

Learn Financial Technology and Analysis

Students will obtain marketable skills, learning how these fundamental concepts are leveraged within financial fields from financial planning to hedge funds, as well as best practices for using these skills to add value to an organization. The competitive curriculum covers*:

Financial Fundamentals

  • Time-Series Analysis
  • Financial Ratios
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial modeling

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

  • Solidity
  • Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • Consensus Algorithms
  • Transactions
  • Validation
  • Distributed Ledger
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Truffle Suite
  • Ganache

    Machine Learning Applications in Finance

    • Algorithmic Trading
    • Random Forests
    • k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN)
    • Support Vector Machines (SVM)
    • Linear Regression
    • Scikit-learn
    • Forecasting
    • Logistic Regression
    • Deep Learning
    • Recurrent Neural Networks
    • TensorFlow
    • Keras
    • AWS SageMaker

    Financial Programming

    • Python
    • Pandas
    • PyViz
    • APIs
    • Amazon Web Services
    • SQL
    • Numpy
    • SciPy
    *The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

    Gain real-world skills:

    University of Minnesota FinTech Boot Camp takes a multidisciplinary approach to finance, fundamental programming, data analysis, and modern tools in cryptocurrency and blockchain. Students who complete the program can expect to be able to:

    • Model future financial performance of a company using Python and financial fundamentals
    • Build an Ethereum blockchain and understand how transactions are validated on a distributed ledger
    • Understand both the uses and disadvantages of a variety of machine learning algorithms and their proper application within the field of finance
    • Leverage machine learning to determine lending preferences and how effectively a cluster of customers would produce interest

    Part-Time Schedule

    • 24-week program
    • Classes held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    Currently Enrolling:

    » Coding Boot Camp: 

    • Full-Time December 11, 2023
    • Part-Time Soon

    » Data Boot Camp: 

    • Part-Time December 11, 2023

    » Cybersecurity Boot Camp: 

    • Part-Time December 11, 2023

    » UX/UI Boot Camp: 

    • Part-Time December 11, 2023

    » FinTech Boot Camp: 

    • Part-Time November 13, 2023

    » Digital Marketing Boot Camp: 

    • Part-Time October 23, 2023

    Ready to learn more about University of Minnesota FinTech Boot Camp? Contact an admissions advisor at (612) 424-8605 or fill out the form below.

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    These programs are offered through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, in collaboration with edX.

    About edX
    edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.