Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology

Examine how technology has become the driving force behind the financial industry and how innovations in FinTech are disrupting the financial landscape.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology (FinTech) examines how information technology has revolutionized the financial services industry. Topics covered include Python, algorithmic trading, predictive behavioral analysis, data-driven decision making, mobile-only services, robo-advisors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, RegTech, InsureTech, innovations in lending, and cybersecurity. Elective options allow you to gain focused knowledge of business forecasting, applying credit risk models, or information and big data security. Case studies and guest lectures are emphasized.

This program is designed for those who have completed prior undergraduate or graduate finance coursework. If you do not meet the prerequisite, you should begin with the Finance certificate.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in one semester on campus. You can continue to build on your financial knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology with our Graduate Certificates in Data Analytics, Data Management, or Finance. If you apply to the MS in Finance (MSF) degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

Courses are taught by leading finance faculty members at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.

View the Financial Technology curriculum

Applying to the Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal Statement (essay)
  • Letter of Recommendation (learn more)
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver. Learn more.)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

Note: Students must have passed a university-level statistics course in the past five years or have equivalent industry experience.

Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology

Per credit: $1,638

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $23,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

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