FinTech and Big Data Analytics
The FinTech and Big Data Analytics Option (FBTA) is designed to meet an increasing need in the financial industry, as it rapidly embraces the use of cutting-edge technology for data collection, analysis, and decision-making.
This option contains a much more rigorous curriculum in math and programming 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.
Student Knowledge Outcomes
- In-depth knowledge of finance and advanced analytical and computer science skills
- Technical, highly specialized industry knowledge (STEM)
Targeted Skill Sets
- Computational Modeling
- Financial Data Analytics
- Portfolio Analytics
- Risk Management Modeling & Analysis
- Structure Products Modeling & Analysis
- Algorithmic Trading
The first graduating classes of FinTech students have enjoyed a high percentage placement with the student finding employment in:
- Investment Banking
- Credit Analysis
- Financial Planning
- Large Corporations
Average salary range has been between $65,000-$85,000
Students in the FinTech option will typically find an externship the summer after their sophomore year, and an internship after their junior year. In many instances, the junior year internship will lead to a full-time placement.
Current students have been placed in a vast array of companies for their internships encompasing banking, consulting, government, investments, financial planning, and corporations.