Degree in Financial Technology (FinTech)

Bachelor of Science
WPI Business School students working in a modern classroom with a financial and tech overlay

Shape the Future of Finance Through Technology 

We’re quickly moving toward a more digitized and data-intensive world. Equipped with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Technology (FinTech) from WPI, you'll be well prepared to help shape the future of finance. 

While working toward your degree, you’ll be introduced to key financial technologies and their applications in financial services, all while developing a broad, solid understanding of FinTech innovations, as well as their benefits and limitations. Through WPI’s signature project-based education, you’ll learn the skills needed to meet the critical needs and growing demands for quantitative modeling, analysis in finance, and other aspects in the FinTech industry. 

Value Proposition Description

  • Develop the analytical, operational, and marketing skills needed to oversee successful, competitive, and sustainable business enterprises 
  • Build valuable leadership and communication skills  
  • Choose from 4 concentrations to customize your program—or create your own! 
  • Apply the business knowledge gained in classroom to real-world projects with prominent companies 
  • Learn from world-class faculty who are industry and scholarly leaders 

Curriculum

As part of WPI’s FinTech bachelor’s program, you’ll have the opportunity to study in the dynamic FinTech hub of Massachusetts while immersing yourself in hands-on academics. Your coursework will be taught by expert professors in the FinTech field, and cover concepts in mathematics, computer science, business, and financial technology. You can also choose one of three FinTech concentrations: financial technologies, financial analytics, and financial mathematics 

Preview

Project-based Learning

Project-based learning forms the foundation of a WPI education, and it’s the best preparation for aspiring physicists. Your experiences will range from project work alongside faculty in state-of-the-art facilities and labs—studying magnetic field based propulsion, building robots with hydraulic muscles, working on satellite image classification, and learning how to improve batteries—to project work outside of the classroom at one of our many project centers around the globe.

More Value

Earning a BS in financial technology can open a variety of career opportunities with job titles ranging from blockchain or application developer and quantitative analyst to financial analyst and risk control manager. 

Meet Our World-Class Faculty

The Business School
Kwamie Dunbar
Kwamie Dunbar

Dr. Dunbar is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Finance at WPI. In addition to his extensive experience in teaching and research, he has a wealth of industry experience working with several fortune 500 companies in various capacities.

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Rob Sarnie
Rob Sarnie

Rob joins WPI from Fidelity Investments, where he spent 23 years in the finance industry, holding multiple executive leadership positions including VP of Strategy and Planning, VP Human Resource Systems, and VP Finance, Procurement, and Accounting Systems. Rob also previously held positions in both the public and private sectors for companies in the manufacturing and nonprofit industries.

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Diane Strong
Diane Strong

WPI provides an environment that values both teaching and research, which is ideal for me. I enjoy teaching at WPI because students are interested in learning and willing to work hard. My teaching focuses on how business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations can best use computing technologies, such as database systems, electronic health records systems, and mobile apps. Students in my classes learn to design computing applications that meet the needs of organizations.

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