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The business school launched a full master’s degree in fintech in January. Students in the certificate program will be able to learn from the same research experts and industry professionals (Adobe Stock).

The UConn School of Business will offer an advanced graduate certificate in financial technology (FinTech) in response to corporate demand for talent in this rapidly evolving field.

The in-person program will be offered in Hartford and Stamford. The first cohort will enroll in the fall of 2022, and additional enrollment is planned for the spring and summer of next year.

The UConn Board of Trustees, which approved the new certificate program at a meeting Wednesday, expressed great enthusiasm for the FinTech certificate and noted that it, along with the recently created master’s degree in fintech, will position UConn as an international leader in fintech education. .

“Fintech has disrupted traditional practices in the financial sector and changed the way we bank, shop, trade, invest and pay bills,” says John A. Elliott, dean of the School of Business. “We want to expand our educational offerings in this area and expect our graduates to have a significant impact in this evolution.”

The business school launched a full master’s degree in fintech in January. Students in the certificate program will be able to learn from the same research and industry experts.

The new offering, a 12-credit graduate certificate, is expected to attract mid-career managers and executives looking to expand their skills. The FinTech program combines lessons in business analytics, technology solutions and financial services.

“Our corporate partners are looking for a range of talent at all experience and skill levels,” says Professor John Wilson, Academic Director of the programme. “I think this program appeals to students and professionals who think, ‘There has to be a better way to do this,’ and want to use technology to solve problems.”

“At UConn, we not only have academic expertise but also a tremendous geographic advantage with tons of insurance companies in Hartford, financial companies in Stamford and biotech companies in Boston competing for this talent,” Wilson said. “This is an exciting, welcoming and revolutionary career space, offering huge opportunity for those who want to pursue it. ”

Only a handful of colleges and universities in the U.S. offer a full graduate program in this new field, and UConn is the only one in Connecticut to do so, says Professor Jose Cruz, associate dean for graduate programs in the School of Business. In fact, should students wish to continue their studies after the certificate, all of their credit would be accepted toward a master’s degree in fintech at UConn.

For more information, contact John Wilson at fintech@uconn.edu. Applications are available at https://fintech.business.uconn.edu/certificate

The business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), considered the gold standard of accreditation, which assures applicants that the program meets a core set of rigorous educational metrics. Less than 5 percent of business programs worldwide receive that designation.

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