FinTech builds upon a core foundation of accounting and financial principles and models while learning how technology is enhancing Financial Services and Enterprise Finance. As technology (e.g., mobile, analytics, blockchain and artificial intelligence) becomes increasingly powerful and prolific, enterprises are leveraging these technologies to be more efficient, effective, and improving the customer experience. Examples include digital payments (e.g., Paypal, Venmo, Zelle), and wealth management (e.g., Betterment, SoFi, Fidelity Go).
The FinTech major includes classes in Foundations of FinTech, FinTech Economics and Business Models, Business Data Analytics, and Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. These courses describe how technology is being leveraged in Finance and Accounting disciplines. There are also numerous examples of Tech being applied to selling insurance (e.g., Lemonade) and monitoring health (e.g., Apple Watch).
FinTech graduates will have the necessary skills to begin their career as a Financial Analyst, Digital Application Developer, Regulatory Compliance Analyst, Financial Data Analyst, and Blockchain Developer.
The Financial Technology major is available to students at the Stamford Campus. Courses will be available beginning Fall 2025.
- Foundations of FinTech
- Principals of Investments and Derivatives
- FinTech Economics and Business Models
- Introduction to Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology
- Mobile Application Development
- Risk, Trust, and Modern Security
- Career Development in FinTech
- Get involved in Student Organizations like: Stamford Business Society, UConn Stamford Financial Management Club, Crypto Club, or the Finance Society
- Take advantage of the OPIM Innovate Lab in Storrs, Stamford, or Hartford
- Earn your Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate in Storrs, Hartford, or Stamford
- Complete an internship and gain hands-on experience in a Business field.
- Attend FinTech conferences to become integrated into the FinTech ecosystem like CT Crypto Forum
- Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!
- Apply for the Student Managed Fund and gain hands-on experience in stock selection and portfolio management.
- Learn more about the School of Business Experience to see even more opportunities!
The FinTech industry is projected to experience exponential growth in the finance and technology sectors given its potential for earning high returns and developing strategic partnerships. At UConn, the FinTech faculty has developed the program with a dynamic curriculum and experiential learning opportunities to ensure that our students gain entry into the field.
Graduates from the Financial Technology program will have the necessary skills to begin their career in positions such as:
- Financial Analyst
- Digital Application Developer
- Regulatory Compliance Analyst
- Financial Data Analyst
- Blockchain Developer
Financial Technology is for You
If you're interested in:
- Payment services
- Enterprise finance
and you are interested in learning in addition to traditional finance and accounting coursework. Harness advanced business analytics, technology solutions and financial services skills to innovate and create tomorrow’s business solutions today.