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Master of Science

About the Program

As more and more companies embrace advanced technologies—from blockchain and cryptocurrencies to artificial intelligence and machine learning—they need employees who are both business- and digital-savvy.

Stand out in the world of business with a Master of Science in Financial Technology (FinTech) from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Our program—the only of its kind in Ohio—will develop your business and tech skills, preparing you for positions in finance, insurance, sales, higher education, arts and culture, government, manufacturing, investment firms, marketing, technology and more.

What to Expect

The nature of how technology interfaces with financial applications has created a rapidly growing need for education and skills which are not fully addressed in typical finance degrees. Luckily, our program is anything but typical.

Our 30-credit-hour master’s offers a balance between foundational knowledge in finance, data analytics and econometrics, and programming for FinTech applications. You’ll be immersed in big data analytics, using algorithms to spot patterns in data. And you’ll gain hands-on experience as you implement financial models and analyze and evaluate investment decisions.

Classes include Handling Financial Big Data with Python, Data Science for Finance, Managing Massive Financial Datasets, Algorithmic Trading, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Cryptoventures, FinTech and Entrepreneurship, and many more.

You can complete your master’s in one academic year (two semesters), or choose to extend your program to three or four semesters by enrolling in our nine-credit-hour Analytics for FinTech specialization track.

If you’re looking for a new, exciting way to rethink finance and its impact on everyday life, this program will give you the grounding to understand how emerging trends and technology are reshaping the financial industry.

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A Place for Success

Cleveland is an ideal city to study financial technology. You’ll have chances to connect with people working at international organizations right in our backyard, including KeyBank, PNC and Ernst & Young, including through our Friday Seminar series, where you’ll hear directly from leaders in FinTech.

Plus, we give you the chance to explore beyond our city through City Treks, where you can meet with potential employers. Participating companies have included Bloomberg, Samsung Asset Management, Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, Morningstar and many more. These treks will help you explore various firms—and meet and cultivate relationships with leaders in the field.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed or be on track to complete a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited (credentialed) institution by the start of the program. Applicants must have documented familiarity (typically through coursework) in programming, statistics or econometrics at the point of admission to the program.

The application process also typically requires:

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CV or resume
  • GRE, GMAT scores optional
  • Application fee
  • TOEFL scores (for all non-native English language speakers)


Contact Us

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Brock C. Schroeder, PhD, MBA (He, Him, His)
Director of Admissions & Senior Recruiter for the Specialty Masters Programs
Weatherhead School of Management

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