MS Financial Technology
Master new tech to innovate for the future of financial services.
Financial technology is changing the way all financial services are offered. The innovations from FinTech improve the delivery of many banking and payment services as well as creating innovative services that bring new value for both providers and customers. The Finance industry needs professionals who understand this technology and can make decisions about how these advances will be integrated across the market.
The MS in Financial Technology prepares graduates to encounter new technology in Finance and make the important assessments about how it is applied to add value for customers and the institutions. This program teaches critical thinking skills for management decision-making through a cross-discipline curriculum of Finance, Data Analytics, and Management.
The outcome for the student is a more comprehensive understanding of how this dynamic technology creates change in 3 primary ways:
- New channels of delivery that disrupt the market structure allowing services to be offered through a range of new industry participants.
- New combinations of financial services and digital assets that present value in new ways for the market.
- New capabilities to drive effective regulatory supervision and compliance.
The program is designed to be completed in as little as 9 months in a full-time format, or over 1-2 years as part-time. The entire program can be completed online with many of the courses also available in-person. Candidates interested in either FinTech start-ups or the development side of traditional institutions will find the program will help advance their career.
The STEM-designated degree program provides graduates with intricate knowledge of cutting-edge developments in the field of FinTech and is available in both a fully online or hybrid format.
Completion: 9 - 24 months
Schedule: Full-time | Part-time
Start Dates: Fall (September)
MS in FinTech Curriculum
Stay ahead of the trends in FinTech.
Fairfield’s MS in FinTech program focuses on data-driven financial technologies including instruction in financial analytics, data processing, data visualization, machine learning, statistical inference, and project management. Students progress through coursework in finance, FinTech, analytics, and management with a specific focus on ethics and entrepreneurship.
Finance courses provide a foundational background in traditional finance, FinTech classes explore leading innovations in the field, analytics courses provide an in-depth understanding of the technology that is driving innovation, and management classes prepare students to be leaders in the sector.
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Courses (30 total credits)
- Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation: The Entrepreneurial Firm
- Data Warehousing and Visualization
- Artificial Intelligence Applications
- Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
- Decentralized Finance
- Algorithmic Trading
- Ethical Considerations in and Regulation of FinTech
- Derivative Securities
- Global Financial Markets and Institutions
- Investment Analysis
- Portfolio Management
- Financial Risk Management
- Leading with Analytics
- Business Intelligence & Data Storytelling
- Data Science & MLOps
- Python Fundamentals
- Data Munging in Python
- Statistics & Forecasting
AACSB accreditation means that the Dolan School of Business has proven to be among the top 5% in business education anywhere in the world. This quality is recognized across the globe by top employers, other universities, and recruiters.
Gain the skills you need to make an impact.
Students will study instruction in financial analytics, financial data processing, knowledge management, data visualization, effective decision communication, machine learning for finance, statistical inference and dynamic modeling on financial data, and project management.
Professional Development Services available to support your needs.
The Dolan Career Development Center provides professional development services that enrich graduate students’ academic experiences to inspire tomorrow’s business leaders.
Faculty & Academic Approach
Learn from expert faculty with industry experience.
Fairfield’s esteemed faculty bring personal expertise and global perspective to the classroom. Students benefit from the guidance of their professors and develop a support network to achieve their career goals.
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Katsiaryna Salavei Bardos
Katsiaryna Bardos is the chair of the Finance Department and an associate professor of finance. She serves as a faculty advisor to students competing in the Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) Investment Research Challenge and Fairfield’s Real Estate and ESG clubs. Dr. Bardos’ industry experience includes managing General Electric Consumer Finance Group’s mortgage risk portfolio and her research areas of interest cover corporate finance, corporate governance, and real estate.
David Mangini is an Instructor of the Practice specializing in financial technology, it's regulation, and it's impact on financial services. Mr. Mangini teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on FinTech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and more. With a background spanning payments, IT security, telecommunications, and strategy consulting for Central Banks, Mr. Mangini brings extensive industry experiences to his role. He holds a master's degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Experience the Dolan difference.
The Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University offers nationally ranked graduate business programs with a mission of academic excellence by fostering an engaging and diverse learning community. Our partnerships with world-renowned companies and growing group of successful graduates will offer you real-world learning opportunities and lifelong connections. Experience our unmatched placement rates for yourself as you join the vast network of accomplished Fairfield alumni.
Develop an unmatched understanding of the technology that drives innovation in finance.
Admissions & Aid
Ongoing support on the path to earning your MS in FinTech.
From your first admissions conversation to graduation and beyond, you’ll find support at every turn. The Fairfield University student support network is second-to-none, offering personal, academic, and financial guidance for students earning their MS in Fintech online or in person.
This graduate program at Fairfield University is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, provided you have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a strong personal statement. No GMAT or GRE is required.
For the most up-to-date and thorough admission requirements, please visit the Fairfield Dolan admission page.
Graduate assistants provide services to the Dolan School of Business such as administrative and faculty support, professional development, internship support, peer advising, and other clerical duties for the academic year. In return, graduate assistants receive a stipend disbursed twice; once in fall semester and once in the spring semester.
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