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Program at a Glance

Type
Online Master’s
College
Business
Next Start Date
August 2022

Costs
$327.32
Per Credit Hour

16
Week
Terms
30
Credit
Hours

Costs
$1,151.72
Per Credit Hour

16
Weeks
Terms
30
Credit
Hours
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Revolutionize How We Do Finance

Technology is transforming the financial sector and changing our day-to-day relationship with how we manage finances. FinTech, or financial technology, is the application of technological innovation in the financial services industry. By leveraging recent developments in technology and computer science, FinTech has created financial products and services that businesses and individuals can use with greater ease and convenience and at a lower cost. FinTech is disrupting traditional banking and financial services and is revolutionizing the industry’s workforce.

UCF Online’s Master of Science in FinTech is the first program of its kind in Florida and is created for students with a background in business, computer sciences, mathematics or engineering. This 30-credit interdisciplinary program blends finance and computer science courses to teach you how to harness the power of data, technology solutions and financial services to reduce costs, improve customer experience, and create economies of scale.

With UCF’s fully online master’s in FinTech, you’ll gain the skills to critically examine inefficiencies in existing financial services and design innovative solutions leveraging emerging technologies. Ready to join this rapidly evolving industry and accelerate change across the financial sector? Get started today!

FinTech Workers looking at data

Highlights

STEM-designated and AACSB-accredited interdisciplinary program
Join an industry sector with an expected annual growth rate of 23.6% from 2021 to 2025 (Research and Markets, 2020)

Application Deadlines

Fall

July 1


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Course Requirements

In order to earn your Master of Science in FinTech, you’ll need to complete 30 credit hours. Of the 30 credit hours needed to complete this degree, at least half must be taken at the 6000 course level. Your course schedule may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Number of Core Classes

The FinTech MS is a 10-course (30-credit hours) with 5 courses (15-credits) each in Finance and Computer Science and will not have any tracks or specializations.

Independent Learning

The independent learning requirement is met by successful completion of a capstone project in the required course FIN 6704 (Capstone Course), which will be an applied project in financial technologies.

Courses You’ll Take Include

Learn about the fundamentals of web technologies, including front-end design using HTML5, CSS3 and ReactJS; SQL and NoSQL databases; as well as back-end design.

Gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of deep learning, machine learning, applications to customer service automation, personalization, biometrics, process automation, and fraud prevention.

Blockchains and Smart Distributed Contracts

Dive into the world of blockchain with this introductory course that covers consensus and decentralization mechanisms, symmetric and public key cryptography, bitcoin protocols and APIs, alternatives to bitcoins, as well as scalability and other challenges of blockchain systems.


Skills You’ll Gain

  • Design, implement and test artificial intelligence (AI) systems including chat bots, biometrics, object recognition and prediction systems.
  • Implement financial technologies using advanced algorithms and data structures together with a clear understand- ing of hardware architectures.
  • Critically examine inefficiencies in existing financial services and formulate better solutions.
Explore the full course list within the program brochure.


Career Opportunities

This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your field. The skills gained from this program combined with your professional experience will enable you to grow within your field. The online MS in Fintech program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this burgeoning field.

$109,807
The national median salary for Blockchain Developers
31%
Job Growth for Cybersecurity Analysts between 2020 and 2030
496,048
Financial Analyst Jobs nationwide in 2020

Source: Emsi Burning Glass – economicmodeling.com

Job Titles

  • FinTech Apps developer
  • Blockchain developer
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Investment manager

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Why UCF Online?

Our STEM-designated master’s in FinTech is AACSB accredited and taught by industry-leading faculty with real-world experience. The curriculum is designed to give students the skills and expertise needed to identify quantitative and qualitative approaches to finance, understand the digital transformation of financial services and leverage emerging technologies to design financial solutions. With over 25 years of digital learning experience, UCF Online’s programs are designed with working professionals in mind to provide you with a quality education that fits your schedule.



Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way. Connect with a coach now.

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