What is FinTech?

FinTech pioneers the latest software applications and other technologies to automate the future of financial services.

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Financial Technology (FinTech) is an umbrella term referring to the latest software applications and other technologies developed to automate the future of financial services for businesses and consumers. In addition to improving and automating traditional finance applications, FinTech also includes insurance technology (InsurTech), regulatory technology (RegTech), medical technology (MedTech), and real estate tech (PropTech). FinTech is a knowledge base that can be applied to a multitude of disciplines forming one overarching ecosystem.

FinTech at UConn

The University of Connecticut offers a list of dynamic Graduate Programs in FinTech which are designed to prepare you for a thriving career in the FinTech industry. All programs consist of a mix of analytics, technology and business courses that are held online or in-person.

  • Masters in FinTech program: 36-credit (21 Core, 15 Elective)
  • Graduate Certificate in FinTech: 12-credit (4 Core, 1 Elective)
  • Accelerated Program in FinTech: 36-credit (21 Core, 15 Elective)

UConn FinTech Program at a Glance

  • Elite Research Faculty and Expert Practitioners
  • Cutting-Edge Technology
  • Immersive Experiences
  • STEM Designated Programs
  • GMAT/GRE Optional
  • Your Pace: Part-time or Full-time
  • $1500 per Credit
  • Locations: Online, Hartford, CT & Stamford, CT

Elite Research Faculty and Expert Practitioners

In the Graduate Programs in FinTech, you will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned researchers and faculty who engage with industry on a regular basis. Whether it is visual analytics, blockchain, machine learning or financial modeling, our diverse faculty offers a comprehensive realm of expertise and experience for you to draw upon.

Meet the FinTech Leadership Team:

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John Wilson

Academic Director

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Meghan Hanrahan

Executive Director of MS Programs

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Kaitlyn Speaker

Associate Director of National Recruitment/span>

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Cuihong Li

Operations and Information Management Department Head

UConn MS in Financial Technology, Chinmoy Ghosh

Chinmoy Ghosh

Finance Department Head

UConn MS in Financial Technology, Alexander Amati

Alexander Amati

Faculty Program Advisor

UConn MS in Financial Technology (FinTech), Ramesh Shankar

Ramesh Shankar

Faculty Program Advisor

Get to know our full School of Business Faculty.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will help the program to maintain a curriculum that keeps pace with the market, assist in cultivating corporate relationships, and participate in experiential learning opportunities with students. The board will provide support and guidance to the program when developing strategic initiatives and new programming or partnership opportunities. The board consists of alumni, content experts, and corporate partners.

Meet the Members

Support Services

The FinTech team is here for you with useful services and resources to guide you through your successful academic and research-driven graduate school journey. Take advantage of our faculty and professional advisors and career coaching services.

Alumni Network

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Building a powerful network of influencers with strong global connections is a major component in any job seeker's career journey. Your global UConn Husky School of Business alumni network of more than 45,000 are among the most prominent in the world of business today. UConn alumni have leadership roles in companies such as Amazon, Dell, Google, Gartner, Cigna, NASDAQ, Deloitte, Microsoft, LEGO, ESPN, Travelers, Goldman Sachs and Prudential. As a graduate of the Fintech programs, you’ll join the alumni network to empower the next generation of strategic thinkers and global leaders.

The UConn School of Business Office of External & Alumni Engagement is your key to unlocking this broad network of possibilities.

FAQ

Find answers to common questions that we receive about the UConn FinTech Graduate Programs.

FAQ Page

Events Calendar

As a FinTech student you are invited to attend a wide array of speakers, panel discussions, and networking events hosted by the UConn School of Business and distinguished alumni. Be sure to get involved!

Upcoming Events

  1. 6/18 Weekly Office Hours: STEM Graduate Business Programs (Admissions)
  2. 6/25 Weekly Office Hours: STEM Graduate Business Programs (Admissions)

UConn Fintech In the Media

John Wilson and Laurissa Berk's Keynote address from CQCS Insurtech Innovation 2023

From CQCS's Website (translated into English) -

The academic director of the MS Financial Technology program at the University of Connecticut, John Wilson, was one of the keynote speakers at the Main Plenary on the first day, 25, of the CQCS Insurtech and Innovation event in São Paulo. In addition to him, the director of student and faculty services for the undergraduate STEM programs at the UConn School of Business was also one of the guests. In the lecture, the main topic was “innovative talent acquisition strategies” in the insurance market.
Read the Article (In Portuguese)

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