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University of Minnesota
FinTech Boot Camp

Become a
FinTech Professional
in 24 Weeks

To speak with an admissions advisor,
call (612) 424-8605
Why Learn FinTech at the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies?
Learn Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Solidity smart contracts, Ethereum, blockchain, and more*.
Get real-world experience and complete projects using finance-related datasets—allowing you to build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your professional mastery.
Study part-time, three days a week through our dynamic virtual classroom experience, while maintaining your work schedule.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to position you for success as you work to advance in your current career or seek a new opportunity.
Develop market-driven skills, learning the cutting-edge tools and technologies associated with the modern financial services sector.
*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.
What Students Receive

  • Students develop knowledge of advanced trading algorithms and modeling strategies, while also advancing technical skills in Python programming, machine learning, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.
  • Students receive a hands-on learning experience, gaining a wide understanding of the different financial domains within the industry.
  • Students receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, behavioral interview training, one-on-one career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated career materials advisor and career director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be employer competitive.

What Students Earn

  • FinTech Certificate from the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • A strong professional portfolio and the skills needed to perform a variety of jobs in the financial sector.
  • Benefit from Demo Day—a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase your final project.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with a career director post-program completion for qualified students.

About the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Established in 1913, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is one of the most diverse of the University of Minnesota’s 18 colleges and schools. The college’s purpose is to inspire and serve an expanding population of learners in all stages of life. Each year, the College serves thousands of learners working toward individualized or applied degrees and certificates, accessing University courses, or participating in boot camps, short courses, and events.
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins Soon
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at FinTech Boot Camp?

  • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • The program is part-time. You will complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in programming or finance before applying?

  • No programming or finance experience is required, however it is recommended that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Minneapolis/St. Paul or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study FinTech without leaving their current job.
  • You benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare you for success as you work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.

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This program is offered through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Thousands of people around the globe have completed Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies—including 50% of the Fortune 100—employ them.