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 hands-on virtual classes in a convenient part-time format, 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.

    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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    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 Continuing Education.

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

    The FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte is being held through our tried and tested virtual classroom. 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.

    Part-Time Schedule

    • 24-week program
    • Classes held two weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Currently Enrolling:

    » Coding Part-Time 10/13/20

    » Coding Full-Time 10/21/20

    » Data Analytics Part-Time 12/09/20

    » Cybersecurity Part-Time 12/07/20

    » FinTech Part-Time 11/17/20


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


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