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Fintech Accelerated Bootcamp

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Bootcamp Overview

Our Fintech Accelerated Bootcamp is a comprehensive training program focusing on the conceptual knowledge and real-world experience in demand today in the ever-evolving digital financial landscape. You will learn core financial and technical skills, explore the latest financial technologies and trends, and acquire strategies to thrive in this space, including how to secure funding. You will also tackle hands-on projects under the guidance of industry experts and, ultimately, emerge ready to put your knowledge and skills to work in the exciting field of fintech.

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About the Accelerated Bootcamp Structure

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In the first week, participants will be welcomed to the program by the instructor and provided with an introduction to the Fintech Accelerated Bootcamp, which maps out their learning journey, expectations, and milestones.

Fintech Course

Over the next eight weeks, this highly practical course will increase your knowledge of modern finance through real-world examples. You will learn about fintech challenges, opportunities, and regulations, yielding new ways to conduct business and support customers. The course is followed by a one-week wrap-up to help consolidate key takeaways and allow you to complete and submit any remaining assignments or forum contributions.

Fintech Intensive Program

The final three weeks are dedicated to the final project. Participants will engage in topic-specific instructor-led interactive sessions and presentations by industry professionals. They will also create a professional development action plan through individual and group career coaching sessions.

Credential Award Ceremony

The bootcamp program culminates in a credential award ceremony, hosted online, to acknowledge participants’ advancement and achievements.

After completing the Bootcamp, you will be able to:

  • Explain fintech fundamentals, their applications, and the benefits and drawbacks of fintech innovation.
  • Apply fundamental tools and techniques from finance to fintech, including risk modeling, financial ratios, and time series.
  • Evaluate the new applications and business models that fintech has enabled in key sectors of the economy.
  • Articulate security measures required to ensure fintech innovations keep customers and financial institutions safe.
  • Recognize and overcome the major challenges that start-ups and incumbents face when developing and implementing new fintech applications, including assessing risk, raising funding, and dealing with regulations.


After successfully completing the program, you will receive a credential certified by the University of Chicago.

Meet Your Instructors

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Sourav Ghosh, MSc

Vice President at an Investment Bank

Sourav Ghosh has worked in high-frequency algorithmic trading firms for over a decade. Along with fintech, his areas of interest include probability theory and stochastic processes, statistical learning and inference, and natural language processing.

Lara Kattan, MPP

Data Science Educator and Curriculum Writer

Lara Kattan teaches for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and data science learning platforms. Previously, she was a consultant at McKinsey and EY. She has an MPP with a concentration in econometrics from UChicago.

Building a Career in the Fintech Industry

Financial technology, used to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services, has exploded since the advent of the smartphone. By incorporating new technologies into their services, companies can cut down on operational costs and gain a competitive edge. Consumers have come to expect these reduced costs, reflected in fintech’s high global adoption rate. As banks and firms endeavor to keep up with and invest in technology-based solutions, the global fintech industry continues to present ever-expanding career opportunities in cybersecurity, investment risk analysis, and market evaluation. The fintech field is expanding rapidly and needs innovators, thought-leaders, decision-makers, and high-achievers from diverse backgrounds, including software development, finance, and marketing.



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Source: LinkedIn



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Source: EY

Admissions Process



Pay the non-refundable US$150 fee and complete the application.



Receive a call for an interview with our Admissions team.



Our Admissions Committee will inform you of their final decision within two business days.

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The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind.

Certificate programs combine e-learning with live, interactive sessions to strengthen your skill set while maximizing your time. We couple academic theory and business knowledge with practical real-world application.

Through online learning sessions, you will have an opportunity to grow your professional network and interact with University of Chicago instructors and your classmates.

Why the University of Chicago?

Becoming a member of the University of Chicago community means gaining access to world-class instructors and a cohort of curious, diverse individuals.

Through a firm grounding in core principles and a rigorous approach to problem-solving, our teaching method—the Chicago Approach—will give you the tools you need to make sense of complex data and turn ideas into impact.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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