The FinTech industry is projected to experience exponential growth in the finance and technology sectors given its potential for earning high returns and engaging in and developing strategic partnerships. At UConn, we have developed this program with a dynamic, customizable curriculum and experiential learning opportunities to ensure that our students gain rapid entry into established and startup companies.
Your Career Trajectory
Whether you’re currently well invested in a career or just setting out on your journey, the MS in FinTech degree will guide you to success with an individualized career coaching program. We'll help you to identify your career goals, teach you career management skills, and provide tools and resources to create a strategy that extends far beyond your completion of the program.
Personalized Career Coaching
The MS FinTech program offers you personalized career coaching. You will have the opportunity to meet with your dedicated career advisor 1-on-1 to review industry trends to decide which elective area of focus best aligns with your career aspirations. You will work with your advisor to identify strengths and opportunities to improve your skills to be most successful now and in the future. In addition, career workshops each semester help you sharpen your skills and business acumen. Whether you are entrepreneurially minded, destined for a start-up or seeking to make an impact with established FinTech unicorns like PayPal, Robinhood, Square, Venmo, Stripe, Coinbase, or Lemonade, you will begin to chart your course to one of many exciting FinTech roles:
- Blockchain Developer
- Apps Developer
- Financial Analyst
- Product Manager
- Compliance Expert
- Cybersecurity Analyst
- Quantitative Analyst
- Culture Champion
- Business Development Manager
- Data Specialist
Real World Experiential Opportunities
Many of our students gain valuable experience working with industry leading companies. These initiatives create networking experiences that can lead to career advancement opportunities.
The MS FinTech program also works in partnership with our various UConn centers of excellence to provide students with hands-on applied learning on campus.
- The Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Center for the Advancement of Business Analytics (CABA)
- Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI)
- UConn TIP Innovation Fellowship
- Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI)
STEM Designated Degree Program
“STEM” is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM fields are essential to U.S. economic competitiveness and growth. Beyond teaching the fundamentals of these four disciplines, a STEM degree program will develop skills like critical thinking, innovation, scientific literacy, and collaboration – all of which can elevate your candidacy for well-paying, high-tech jobs. The STEM-designated MS FinTech program at UConn makes it possible for international graduates to establish a career in the U.S. while meeting the demand for STEM-designated professionals in the U.S. market. Visit our International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) site to learn more.
Strategic networking is the most effective job search practice! Fellow UCONN students, faculty, and staff form the foundation for your new professional network. Building upon this, UConn graduates have access to a powerful global alumni network of 45,000 – many considered among the brightest business leaders of today.
Facilitating this access, the Office of Alumni Relations works alongside career counselors to create unique opportunities for engaging in critical networking, including:
- Alumni panels and receptions
- Alumni/student networking events
- Summer internship and post-grad employment opportunities
- Company-sponsored projects and competitions
- Alumni mentorship program
Just as our Alumni network can help you while you are a student in our MS FinTech program, you will continue to enjoy the advantages of this worldwide network throughout your career.