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Create, disrupt, and innovate in the fast-paced world of finance

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About the Course

Over eight weeks, our Fintech course will focus on applying the fundamentals to different areas like risk modeling, banking, and market microstructure. You will discover the impact of fintech from multiple perspectives—investor, corporate, and consumer—and learn about the regulation behind it. This course allows you to learn through practical case studies included in every module that will help you understand fintech with real-world examples that can then be applied within your working environment.

You Will Learn To:

  • Understand the fundamentals of fintech, its application, and be able to articulate the benefits and drawbacks of fintech innovation
  • Identify quantitative and qualitative approaches to fundamental finance, including risk modeling, financial ratios, and time series
  • Explore how and why fintech innovations can help customers, both from a global and technical point of view, as well as how to improve customer experience in areas that have not had as much fintech innovation so far
  • Investigate other security measures required to ensure fintech innovations keep customers and financial institutions safe
  • Understand the current digital transformation of the financial services sector and how they have been able to change financing through new methods of lending and crowdfunding
  • Comprehend the underlying technologies in fintech and their disruptive power, as well as their limitations and applications to different perspectives
  • Increase your employability in a field that is rapidly expanding, knowing that recruiters are looking for a multidisciplinary candidate, understanding of fintech and its regulations
  • Have your own fintech model available as part of your portfolio.
  • Be awarded a certificate of completion from the University of Chicago and become part of the UChicago network
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Career Outlook

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 presents 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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  • App Developer
  • Blockchain Developer
  • Compliance Expert
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Financial or Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Quantitative Analyst

Meet Your Instructors

These instructors teach this course regularly. Please speak to your enrollment advisor if you wish to know who the current teacher is.

instructor Sourav Ghosh

Sourav Ghosh, MSc

Vice President at an Investment Bank

Sourav Ghosh has built and deployed low-latency, high-throughput automated trading systems across asset classes for trading exchanges worldwide. He specializes in statistical arbitrage market-making and pairs trading strategies for the most liquid global futures contracts. He currently serves as a VP at an investment bank, working on their low-latency quantitative trading business.

Ghosh earned an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. His areas of interest are computer architecture, fintech, probability theory and stochastic processes, statistical learning and inference methods, and natural language processing.

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The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

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

“By directly involving students in the challenge of securing the right data and exploring potential solutions, we’re equipping them with the foundational skills required to deliver tangible results to clients.”

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Are you ready to take a leap forward and immerse yourself in a new learning experience? Register online or schedule a call to request more information. Enroll now and gain valuable knowledge and skills that will boost your career to the next level.