Fintech is revolutionizing how firms create and deliver products and services, provide new gateways for entrepreneurship, address privacy and regulatory challenges, and seed opportunities for inclusive growth. Increasingly, technological advances are transforming the main financial intermediation functions: payments, capital raising, investment, remittances, managing uncertainty and risk, market price discovery, and mediating information asymmetry and incentives. In today’s fintech businesses, consumers bank via mobile apps integrated into social media, institutions trade electronically, and robo-advisers make decisions about investment portfolios.
Fintech business leaders, whether they work at incumbent financial institutions, fintech startups, or technology companies, need to be fluent in evolving quantitative methodologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence, grasp basic foundational fintech technologies like blockchain, understand core financial services practices and operations, and become comfortable leading disruptive innovation in financial services enterprises.
In the News: NYU Stern's MS in Fintech Program
NYU Stern's MS in Fintech Program is designed with full-time working professionals in mind. The program is a one-year, part-time program divided into 1 online and 6 onsite modules, with independent study in between. Read more about the launch of the program here.
Poets&Quantshighlighted MSFT to provide more insight on the new degree. Read the article here.
MSFT Academic Director Kathleen DeRose discusses the MSFT Program with Fortune. Read more here.
NYU Stern's MS in Fintech is highlighted in Government Technology: "Is Higher Ed Meeting the Need for Blockchain Professionals?"
Kathleen DeRose, MSFT Academic Director, discusses the fintech space with AACSB. Read the article here.
Business Because highlights the MS in Fintech Program and discusses the rapidly growing fintech sector.
“We’ve designed the curriculum to ensure executives are prepared with the most relevant knowledge and tools to immediately become disrupters in the field," states Kathleen DeRose, MSFT Academic Director, in an article published in the Financial Times discussing trends in the fintech industry. Read the article here.
NYU is listed among CoinDesk's top universities for blockchain in 2022. Read the story here.
Bridge the Gap Between Technology and Financial Strategy
NYU Stern’s MS in Fintech Program is designed for professionals looking to become leaders in the fintech space. This includes experienced finance professionals who are looking to understand the special challenges of digital transformation in their field, professionals with experience in data science and technology who are looking to deepen their understanding of the financial services industry, and fintech leaders who are looking to understand fintech research trends.
The fintech industry is a new and growing space. As such, fintech careers are constantly evolving. If you have any questions about your background and candidacy, please fill out our preliminary information form so that a member of the Admissions Committee may review your candidacy further.
Application Deadline Information
The next application deadline for the MSFT class beginning May 2023 is:
Early Decision: September 1, 2022
Applications submitted by this date are guaranteed an expedited review process.
Regular Decision I: January 15, 2023
Regular Decision II: March 15, 2023
Final Decision: April 15, 2023
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle. Please note that we also give admissions decisions on a rolling basis. We recommend submitting your application earlier in the cycle as admission becomes more competitive throughout the year. When our class is full, qualified candidates will be deferred to the next intake.