Certificate in Fintech

To be admitted, students need to be Economics Majors or have completed the equivalent of ACCT 100, ACCT 101, ECON 101, ECON 102, and DS 212 or MATH 124, all with grades of C- or better.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will have a high-level understanding of fintech and how technology revolutionizes the financial industry.
  2. Students will learn about the basics of Bitcoin, smart contract platforms, and decentralized finance.
  3. Students will learn soft communication skills by interviewing a financial professional.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective communication and analytic skills for research reports.

Certificate in Fintech - 15 units

All courses for the certificate must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core (12 units)

FIN 350Business Finance3
FIN 420Introduction to FinTech3
FIN 470Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Finance3
FIN 520FinTech II: DeFi, Business Blockchain, and Machine Learning3

Elective (3 units)

Select any upper-division finance course (300 and above), excluding FIN 699.