Rice University FinTech Boot Camp

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Become a FinTech Professional in 24 Weeks

Online Houston Financial Technology Boot Camp

The field of finance is evolving. Financial services firms, insurance agencies, and investment banks are all increasingly at the intersection of data and technology, harnessing algorithms, machine learning, big data, and blockchain to conduct business.

  • Through hands-on classes in a convenient part-time format, Rice University FinTech Boot Camp gives students the knowledge they need to move toward the financial technology industry.
  • With a project-based curriculum, students gain ample experience with a host of popular tools and methods such as Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain.
  • By tapping into a wide set of career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching, students get equipped to become employer competitive.

Learn Financial Technology and Analysis

Students will obtain marketable skills, learning how these fundamental concepts are leveraged within financial fields from financial planning to hedge funds, as well as best practices for using these skills to add value to an organization. The competitive curriculum covers*:

Financial Fundamentals

  • Time-Series Analysis
  • Financial Ratios
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

  • Solidity
  • Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • Consensus Algorithms
  • Transactions
  • Validation
  • Distributed Ledger
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Truffle Suite
  • Ganache

Machine Learning Applications in Finance

  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Random Forests
  • k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN)
  • Support Vector Machines (SVM)
  • Linear Regression
  • Scikit-learn
  • Forecasting
  • Logistic Regression
  • Deep Learning
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • TensorFlow
  • Keras
  • AWS SageMaker

Programming and Financial Libraries

  • Python
  • Pandas
  • PyViz
  • APIs 
  • Amazon Web Services
  • SQL
  • Numpy
  • SciPy
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

Gain real-world skills:

Rice University FinTech Boot Camp takes a multidisciplinary approach to finance, fundamental programming, data analysis, and modern tools in cryptocurrency and blockchain. Students who complete the program can expect to be able to:

  • Model future financial performance of a company using Python and financial fundamentals
  • Build an Ethereum blockchain and understand how transactions are validated on a distributed ledger
  • Understand both the uses and disadvantages of a variety of machine learning algorithms and their proper application within the field of finance
  • Leverage machine learning to determine lending preferences and how effectively a cluster of customers would produce interest
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Frequently Asked Questions

Rice University FinTech Boot Camp classes in Houston are being held through our tried and tested virtual classroom. For more information on how to apply to this program, please fill out our contact form or call to speak with admissions at (713) 893-7791.

The part-time program is 6 months (24 weeks) long.

No previous experience in programming or finance is required, however it is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, statistics, or a related field.

No, you do not need to be a Rice University student to enroll in Rice University FinTech Boot Camp. This program is offered through Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Part-Time Schedule

  • 24-week program
  • Classes held two weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Currently Enrolling:

  • Coding:
    • Part-Time 11/16/20
    • Full-Time 10/26/20
  • Data Analytics:
    • Part-Time 10/26/20
  • Cybersecurity:
    • Part-Time 11/03/20
  • FinTech:
    • Part-Time 12/07/20
  • UX/UI:
    • Part-Time 12/15/20
  • Digital Marketing:
    • Part-Time 11/16/20

Ready to learn more about Rice University FinTech Boot Camp? Contact an admissions advisor at (713) 893-7791


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