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Penn LPS FinTech Boot Camp

Become a FinTech Professional
in 24 Weeks

To speak with an admissions advisor,
call (215) 310-5477

Featuring

Learn Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Solidity smart contracts, Ethereum, blockchain, and more*.
Get real-world experience and complete projects using finance-related datasets—allowing you to build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your professional mastery.
Study part-time, three days a week, while maintaining your work schedule.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to position you for success as you work to advance in your current career or seek a new opportunity.
Develop market-driven skills, learning the cutting-edge tools and technologies associated with the modern financial services sector.
*The materials covered in this program are subject to change due to market demand.
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What Participants Receive

  • You will develop knowledge of advanced trading algorithms and modelling strategies, while also advancing technical skills in Python programming, machine learning, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.
  • You will receive a hands-on learning experience, gaining a wide understanding of the different financial domains within the industry.
  • You will receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, behavioral interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated profile coach and career director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be employer competitive.

Students at Graduation
What Participants Earn

  • You will benefit from a Project Demo Day—a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase your final projects.
  • You will receive continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director post-program completion.
  • You will earn a Certificate of Completion in FinTech from University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • You will build a strong professional portfolio and the skills needed to perform a variety of jobs in the financial sector.

About the University of Pennsylvania, College of Liberal and Professional Studies

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is the home of lifelong learning at the University of Pennsylvania. We present a wide range of offerings to help participants achieve their unique goals through access to Penn’s extraordinary resources and individualized advising services. LPS is integral in the education of undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and working professionals.

As part of its commitment to working professionals, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies delivers dynamic, applied non-credit programs relevant to today’s global and connected workplace. Through our programs, you gain access to the world’s leading experts in the arts and sciences who offer exceptional opportunities to gain new skills and achieve your professional goals.

This program is offered through University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Thousands of people around the globe have completed Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies—including 50% of the Fortune 100—employ them.

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins December 7, 2020.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at Penn LPS FinTech Boot Camp?

Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is part-time. Participants can complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our participants career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in programming or finance before applying?

No programming or finance experience is required, however it is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Philadelphia or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study FinTech without leaving their current job.
  • Participants benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Philadelphia market.
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