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School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

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FinTech Graduate Certificate

From banking and mobile payment to cryptocurrency and crowdfunding, financial technology (fintech) is disrupting the mainstream banking and finance sectors. With a Graduate Certificate in FinTech from Oakland University, you will gain the ability to expertly navigate the evolving financial services landscape.

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Overview

In this 15-credit certificate program students will develop specialized data-management skills as they apply what they learn about data mining, artificial intelligence, block chain, cryptocurrencies, deep learning, machine learning and text analytics to key financial scenarios, including the creation and dynamic implementation of budgets, capital budgeting, valuation, capital structure and derivatives. Special topics may cover mergers and acquisitions, international financial issues and bankruptcy prediction.

Students in the program will:

  • Develop tangible skills to innovate at the intersection of finance and technology.
  • Gain insight into preparing for and leveraging fintech disruptors.
  • Build capabilities to respond to the technological revolution in the financial services industry.
  • Expand expertise in this growing, specialized field.
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward an Oakland University MBA.
Program Information Flier

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Graduate Business Programs
(248) 370-3287
OUGradBusiness@oakland.edu

Program Audience

This certificate program is especially useful for students with an interest in commercial and investment banking, including regulatory applications such as value at risk and expected shortfall.

The program is ideal for students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree who are interested in pursuing a:

  • corporate or investment finance career with an emphasis on technology or data analytics.
  • business or data analytics career in the corporate or investment finance sector.
Courses

Foundation Course
Can be waived based on previous background work or prior coursework.

ACC 5110 Financial Accounting
QMM 5100 Quantitative Methods for Managers
FIN 5330 Financial Management
MIS 5240 Enterprise Information Systems
or ACC 5180 Accounting Information Systems and Databases

Required Courses

FIN 5600 Investment Analysis
FIN 5720 Advanced Financial Management
Together, these courses cover financial markets and managerial finance applications.

FIN 5680 Financial Modeling
or MIS 5460 Business Analytics
Topics in this course bridge the gap between theory and implementation by delving into Excel implementation, Excel VBA coding and business analytics.

MIS 5560 Introduction to Data Science
In this course, students gain an understanding of machine learning models.

MIS 6900 ST: Foundations of AI and FinTech Applications
This course covers the fundamental building blocks of fintech applications. Topics include artificial intelligence, deep learning, blockchain, smart contracts, big data and cryptocurrency.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution.

How to Apply

The application process requires submission of the following:

  • Apply Now - Online application for admission from the Graduate School
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resumé - uploaded after online application is submitted
  • Two email addresses for individuals who will write your recommendations - added after online application is submitted
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended sent to OU

International students who have not earned a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university or at least 24 credits from a U.S school, will have additional application requirements:

  • A transcript evaluation (for transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documents