FinTech Specialization

FinTech covers technology-enabled business model innovation in the financial sector.  Such innovation can disrupt existing industry structures and blur industry boundaries, facilitate strategic disintermediation, revolutionize how firms create and deliver products and services, create significant privacy, regulatory and law-enforcement challenges, provide new gateways for entrepreneurship, and seed opportunities for inclusive growth.  Examples of innovations that are central to FinTech include cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, digital advisory and trading systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, peer-to-peer lending, equity crowdfunding and mobile payment systems.

Academic Advisors:

Professor David Yermack, 212-998-0357
Professor Alex Tuzhilin,  212-998-0832

Course List

Take 9 credits from the following list: 

Course Number Course Title
ACCT-GB.2170 Accounting and the Blockchain
INTA-GB.2312 FinTech Risk Management
INTA-GB.2313 Fintech Experiential Learning Project
INTA-GB.2380 Foundations of FinTech
FINC-GB.2175 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial Risk
FINC-GB.2328 Real Estate Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, & Machine Learning
FINC-GB.2375 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial Risk
FINC-GB.3180 Topics in Cryptocurrency Investing
FINC-GB.3324 Digital Currencies, Blockchains, and the Financial Services Industry 
FINC-GB.3332 Portfolio Management
FINC-GB.* FinTech Personal Finance and Payments 
FINC.GB-3360 Introduction to Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
FINC-GB.3362 Applications in Entrepreneurial Finance: FinTech
OPMG-GB.2150 Decision Models and Analytics
OPMG-GB.2350 Decision Models and Analytics
TECH-GB.2147 Databases for Business Analytics
TECH-GB.2148 Dealing with Data
TECH-GB.2318 Digital Strategy
TECH-GB.2336** Data Science for Business Analytics - Technical
TECH-GB.2346 Dealing with Data 
TECH-GB.2350 Robo Advisors and Systematic Trading
TECH-GB.3332 Introduction to AI and Its Business Applications
TECH-GB.3333 Practical Big Data
TECH-GB.3336** Data Science for Business Analytics - Managerial
TECH-GB.3350 Financial Information Systems 

* Course number forthcoming
** Not eligible to count towards this specialization if this course was taken as part of your core requirements (Full-Time two-year MBA students only).

For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.