Discover the impact of fintech from multiple perspectives—investor, corporate, and consumer—and learn about the regulation behind it.

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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

You Will Be Able To:

  • 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




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

Meet Your Instructor

Sebastien Donadio, PhD
Sebastien Donadio, PhDDevOps and Fintech
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Sebastien Donadio has been working in the FinTech industry for the last decade. He has a wide range of professional experience including serving as Chief Technology Officer at Tradair, where he lead the technology team, as the head of software engineering at HC Technologies, developing quantitative trading software for Sun Trading, acting as Partner at Aientech, a high-frequency trading hedge fund, and working as a technological leader in creating operating systems for the Department of Defense. He also has research experience with Bull, and as IT Credit Risk Manager for Société Générale while in France. Donadio has taught various computer science courses over the past fifteen years at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and New York University. Among these courses are the following: Advanced Financial Computing, Advanced Programming, Computer Architecture, Machine Learning, Operating Systems, Parallel Architecture, and Real-Time Smart Systems.

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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.