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Master of Science (M.S.)

M.S. in Financial Technology and Analytics (MFTA)

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The M.S. in Financial Technology and Analytics (MFTA) program prepares students for careers in the emerging and rapidly growing area of financial technology and analytics. The MFTA degree provides an interdisciplinary experience across finance, data analytics, and data sciences in response to this near-ubiquitous and growing demand for financial-analytic skills blended with technology.

The program offers both on-line and in-person courses.

With its flexible curriculum that nimbly responds to changes in labor market demands, the program will produce graduates who will possess the technological and analytical skills that meet these demands.

The three-fold learning objective underlies the program, as follows:

  • Enhance technical expertise: The program is designed to increase knowledge in financial technology, including programming languages, data analytics, machine learning, and blockchain technology;
  • Analyze financial data: The program aims to inform students on the analysis of time series and cross-sectional financial data, including the identification of trends, patterns, and insights – what the data reveal and conceal; and
  • Design financial products that provide innovative solutions: The program endeavors to advance the ability of students to create financial products that drive efficiency gains and cyber-security protection through digitalization and digital transformation.

By the Numbers

  • 35 Credits
  • 3 Semesters to Complete
  • 400,000 Job Openings in the Field by 2032
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The program consists of 23 credits of required courses, 9 credits in either the data science or business analytics track, and 3 hours of elective course(s), bringing the program total to 35 credits.

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Pre-qualification Procedures

For students without any prior Finance education, completion of the Finance Pre-Qualifier (BMBA 8013) is required before taking Financial Decision Making (BMBA 9460), which is a starting course for the program. For students with a Finance education, this Pre-Qualifier requirement is waived.

Faculty Listing

The MFTA program is interdisciplinary and inclusive. The curriculum, which includes courses from finance, data sciences, and business analytics, is across two schools (College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business) and across three departments (Finance, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Computing and Decision Sciences).  

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Hongfei Frank Tang
Professor, Chair of Department of Finance, President of the Academy of Applied Analytics and Technology
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Xiaoqing Eleanor Xu
Professor of Finance
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Benjamin Lowe
Lecturer of Finance
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Manfred Minimair
Professor, M.S. in Data Science Program Director
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