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SMU FinTech Boot Camp

Become a FinTech Professional
in 24 Weeks

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Learn Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Solidity smart contracts, Ethereum, blockchain, and more*.
Study part-time, three days a week, while maintaining your work schedule.
Develop market-driven skills and learn the cutting-edge tools and technologies of the modern financial services sector.
Get real-world experience and build a portfolio of projects using finance-related datasets.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to position you for success.
*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.
What You Will Learn

  • Students will develop knowledge of advanced trading algorithms and modelling strategies, while also advancing technical skills in Python programming, machine learning, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and regulation technology.
  • Students receive a hands-on learning experience, gaining a wide understanding of the different financial domains within the industry.
  • Students 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 students throughout the program and prepare them to be Employer Competitive.

What Graduates Receive

  • Project Demo Day—a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase their final projects.
  • Continued 1:1 career coaching with their Career Director post-graduation.
  • A Certificate in FinTech from SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE), showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.
  • A strong professional portfolio and the skills needed to perform a variety of jobs in the financial sector.

About SMU
A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools.
This program is offered through SMU Continuing and Professional Education, in partnership with Trilogy Education Services a 2U, Inc. brand.

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins August 3, 2021.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at SMU 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. Students can complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our students 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 Dallas or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study FinTech without leaving their current job.
  • Students 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 Dallas market.