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Business School Offers Advanced Business Diploma in Booming Fintech Sector

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The UConn School of Business offers an Advanced Diploma in Financial Technology (FinTech) in response to corporate demand for talent in this rapidly growing field.

In-person programs are offered at both Hartford and Stanford. The first cohort he will enroll in the fall of 2022, with additional enrollments scheduled for next spring and summer.

The UConn Board of Directors, which approved the new certificate program at its meeting on Wednesday, expressed great enthusiasm for the FinTech certificate, positioning UConn as an international leader in fintech education, along with the recently created master’s degree in fintech. said it would. .

“Fintech has disrupted traditional practices in the financial sector, changing the way we bank, shop, trade, invest and pay bills,” says John A. Elliott, Dean of the School of Business. “We are eager to expand our educational offerings in this field and expect our graduates to have a significant impact on this evolution.”

The School of Business completed a full master’s degree in Fintech in January. Certificate program students can learn from the same research and industry experts.

The new offering, a 12-credit diploma, is expected to appeal to mid-level managers and executives eager to expand their skills. The FinTech program combines lessons in business analytics, technology solutions, and financial services.

Professor John Wilson, Academic Director of the Program, said: “I think this program will appeal to students and professionals who think, ‘There must be a better way to do this,’ and want to use technology to solve problems.”

“At UConn, we have a great geographic advantage, not only because of our academic expertise, but because Hartford insurance companies, Stanford financial companies and Boston biotech companies are all competing for this talent.” said Mr Wilson. “This is an exciting, welcoming and innovative career space that offers tremendous opportunities for those wishing to pursue it.”

Only a handful of universities in the United States offer full graduate programs in this emerging field, and UConn is the only one in Connecticut to do so, says Professo.r Jose Cruz, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at the Business School. In fact, if students wish to continue their studies beyond the certificate, all course credits will be accepted towards UConn’s master’s degree in Fintech.

For more information, please contact John Wilson ( Applications are available at

The business school is accredited by the Association for Advancement of Business Schools (AACSB), considered the gold standard for accreditation, assuring applicants that the program meets a core set of rigorous educational criteria. Less than 5% of his programs worldwide have received that designation.