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Become a FinTech Professional in 24 Weeks
Online Philadelphia Financial Technology Boot Camp
The field of finance is evolving. Financial services firms, insurance agencies, and investment banks are increasingly at the intersection of data and technology, harnessing programming, machine learning, big data, and blockchain to conduct business.
- Through hands-on classes in a convenient part-time format, Penn LPS FinTech Boot Camp teaches participants how to automate and improve financial services using cutting-edge technology.
- With a project-based curriculum, individuals gain ample experience with a host of popular tools and methods such as Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain.
- By tapping into a wide set of career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching, learners get equipped to become employer competitive.
Learn Financial Technology and Analysis
Participants will obtain marketable skills, learning how these fundamental concepts are leveraged within financial fields from financial planning to hedge funds, as well as best practices for using these skills to add value to an organization. The competitive curriculum covers*:
- Time-series analysis
- Financial ratios
- Financial analysis
- Financial modeling
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
- Smart contracts
- Consensus algorithms
- Distributed ledger
- Truffle suite
Machine learning applications in finance
- Algorithmic trading
- Random Forests
- k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN)
- Support Vector Machines (SVM)
- Linear regression
- Logistic regression
- Deep learning
- Recurrent neural networks
- AWS SageMaker
Programming and financial libraries
- Amazon Web Services
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.
Gain real-world skills:
Penn LPS FinTech Boot Camp takes a multidisciplinary approach to finance, fundamental programming, data analysis, and modern tools in cryptocurrency and blockchain. Participants who complete the program can expect to be able to:
- Model future financial performance of a company using Python and financial fundamentals
- Build an Ethereum blockchain and understand how transactions are validated on a distributed ledger
- Understand both the uses and disadvantages of a variety of machine learning algorithms and their proper application within the field of finance
- Leverage machine learning to determine lending preferences and how effectively a cluster of customers would produce interest
Frequently Asked Questions
Learners can complete the part-time program in 6 months (24 weeks).
No previous experience in programming or finance is required, however it is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, statistics, or a related field.
No, applicants to not need to be University of Pennsylvania students to apply to Penn LPS FinTech Boot Camp.
- 24-week program
- Classes held Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.