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.

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Innovative Online Model

Flexible Weekly Content

Each week you will work through the project-based curriculum on your own schedule. Fit the content around your life and work commitments knowing our support system is there if you need it.

Interactive Live Classes

Attend class from wherever you are. These online sessions are NOT lectures: they’re designed to be highly engaging and interactive sessions. Work with other members of your tightly knit cohort and broaden your experience while leaning on your instructor and teaching assistants.

Weekly Assignments

Make sure that you’re retaining your new financial technology skills by utilizing additional opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world settings. Make sure that you’re on pace and progressing through the course as you should be.

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

How to Apply to the FinTech Boot Camp

  1. Submit Form. Fill out the contact form and select the program you’re interested in to request more information.
  2. Interview and Application. A member of the admissions team will connect with you to discuss program details and answer any questions you may have. Then, you will fill out a short application.
  3. Assessment. Complete a basic multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. No prior industry knowledge is required.
  4. Enrollment. Once you are accepted into the boot camp, you will determine which financing option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.

FinTech Boot Camp Schedule

Part-Time Online FinTech Program

  • 24-week online format
  • Study part-time while maintaining your existing professional, educational, or personal obligations
  • Learn through a blend of scheduled instructor-led online classes two days per week and engaging content and projects to work through on your own schedule

Currently Enrolling:

  • Coding:
    • Part-Time 05/10/21
    • Full-Time 03/01/21
  • Data Analytics:
    • Part-Time 04/12/21
  • Cybersecurity:
    • Part-Time 05/11/21
  • FinTech:
    • Part-Time 06/09/21
  • UX/UI:
    • Part-Time 03/15/21
  • Digital Marketing:
    • Part-Time 05/17/21
  • Tech Project Mgmt:
    • Part-Time 05/18/21

Frequently Asked Questions

Rice University FinTech Boot Camp classes are held online through a flexible  format. 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.


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


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