The FinTech and Big Data Analytics Option (FBTA) is designed to meet the increasing need in the finance industry for personnel who have both in-depth knowledge of finance and advanced analytical and computer science skills (STEM). This option contains a much more rigorous curriculum in math, statistics, and computer science than the typical finance degree and concludes with a capstone finance class that applies these technical skills to address cutting real-world financial problems. The option combines coursework from multiple disciplines in addition to the full traditional finance curriculum.