The FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte

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Become a FinTech Professional in 24 Weeks

Online Charlotte Financial Technology Boot Camp

The field of finance is evolving. Financial services firms, insurance agencies, and investment banks are all increasingly at the intersection of data and technology, harnessing algorithms, machine learning, big data, and blockchain to conduct business.

  • Through a flexible part-time format with live, instructor-led classes and independent challenges to complete on your own schedule, The FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte gives students the knowledge they need to move toward the financial technology industry.
  • With a project-based curriculum, students gain ample experience with a host of popular tools and methods such as Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain.
  • By tapping into a wide set of career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching, students get equipped to become Employer Competitive.

Learn Financial Technology and Analysis

Students will obtain marketable skills, learning how these fundamental concepts are leveraged within financial fields from financial planning to hedge funds, as well as best practices for using these skills to add value to an organization. The competitive curriculum covers*:

Financial Fundamentals

  • Time-Series Analysis
  • Financial Ratios
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

  • Solidity
  • Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • Consensus Algorithms
  • Transactions
  • Validation
  • Distributed Ledger
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Truffle Suite
  • Ganache

    Machine Learning Applications in Finance

    • Algorithmic Trading
    • Random Forests
    • k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN)
    • Support Vector Machines (SVM)
    • Linear Regression
    • Scikit-learn
    • Forecasting
    • Logistic Regression
    • Deep Learning
    • Recurrent Neural Networks
    • TensorFlow
    • Keras
    • AWS SageMaker

    Programming and Financial Libraries

    • Python
    • Pandas
    • PyViz
    • APIs 
    • Amazon Web Services
    • SQL
    • Numpy
    • SciPy
    *The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

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    Innovative Online Model

    Real-World Training

    Get job ready through hands-on experience with the latest technologies, and build a portfolio of projects to showcase your knowledge.

    Interactive Live Classes

    Attend class from wherever you are. These online sessions are NOT lectures: they’re designed to be highly engaging and interactive sessions. Work with other members of your tightly knit cohort and broaden your experience while leaning on your instructor and teaching assistants.

    Job Planning Assistance

    You will have access to a dedicated career director and career material advisor that will help you prepare to find your dream job after completing the boot camp through a wide range of career services.

    Gain Real-World Skills

    The FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte takes a multidisciplinary approach to finance, fundamental programming, data analysis, and modern tools in cryptocurrency and blockchain. Students who complete the program can expect to be able to:

    • Model future financial performance of a company using Python and financial fundamentals
    • Build an Ethereum blockchain and understand how transactions are validated on a distributed ledger
    • Understand both the uses and disadvantages of a variety of machine learning algorithms and their proper application within the field of finance
    • Leverage machine learning to determine lending preferences and how effectively a cluster of customers would produce interest
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    How to Apply to the FinTech Boot Camp

    1. Submit Form. Fill out the contact form and select the program you’re interested in to request more information.
    2. Interview and Application. A member of the admissions team will connect with you to discuss program details and answer any questions you may have. Then, you will fill out a short application.
    3. Assessment. Complete a basic multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. No prior industry knowledge is required.
    4. Enrollment. Once you are accepted into the boot camp, you will determine which financing option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    No previous experience in programming or finance is required, however it is recommended that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, statistics, or a related field.

    No, you do not have to be a UNC Charlotte student to enroll in The FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte. This program is offered through UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies.

    The part-time program is 6 months (24 weeks) long.

    The FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte is held online through a flexible format. For more information on how to apply to this program, please fill out our contact form or call to speak with admissions at (704) 601-6030.

    FinTech Boot Camp Schedule

    Part-Time Online FinTech Program

    • 24-week online format
    • Study part-time while maintaining your existing professional, educational, or personal obligations
    • Learn through live online classes three days per week and real-world projects
    • Dedicate 9 hours of scheduled in-class time per week and a minimum of 20+ hours outside of class on hands-on projects and practice work

    Currently Enrolling:

    » Artificial Intelligence Part-Time 03/11/24

    » Coding Part-Time 01/29/24

    » Coding Full-Time 03/11/24

    » Data Analytics Part-Time 03/25/24

    » Cybersecurity Part-Time 12/11/23

    » FinTech Part-Time 03/11/24

    » Product Management Part-Time 01/29/24

    » UX/UI Part-Time 02/26/24

    Ready to learn more about The FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte? Contact an admissions advisor at (704) 601-6030

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