Prepare for the
Future of Finance

Rice University FinTech Boot Camp |

Learn FinTech in 24 Weeks

  • Hands-on Learning: Master financial theory and the technical skills to stand out.
  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • Student Success: Stay on track with personalized academic support.
  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.

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Next Start
March 18
Time to
24 weeks, Part-time
Live Online Classes: 9 hours
per week
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What Is FinTech?

Financial technology, or fintech, is a broad term for the intersection of financial services and technology. Beyond convenience, fintech is rapidly changing the way we think about money: Who accesses it, who controls it, and how to protect it.

The global fintech market is predicted to reach $190 billion by 2026, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 13.9%

Fintech is reshaping financial services and industries, as well as major banks, global markets, and the government regulations that oversee them all. Categories include peer-to-peer lending, digital wealth management, insurance, consumer finance, real estate, blockchain, automation, and more.

Fintech Careers
As fintech becomes the norm, the need for technically trained professionals will continue to grow for jobs such as:
  • Blockchain developers
  • Quantitative traders
  • Financial managers
  • Technology consultants
  • Investment data analysts
  • Financial app developers
  • Fintech product managers
  • Financial or research analysts


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The Support You Need to Transform Your Career

Fintech is one of the most in-demand global fields today. We’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions advisor who will help you prepare for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and graduates.
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Further Your Career
Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you have learned in your program to advance your career. We will support you as you optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile, prepare for interviews, and build your portfolio. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.
Our Boot Camp Learners Are in Demand
Our employer-competitive graduates have received job offers from thousands of global organizations. As you take the next steps in your career, you’ll have access to job referrals from our network of 250+ partners.
Gain a 360-Degree FinTech Perspective
Learn fintech from every angle. Rice University FinTech Boot Camp prepares you to create, code, and execute trading algorithms, trading bots, and blockchain technologies — including NFTs, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts using Ethereum. No previous Python coding experience is required.
Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.

In 24 weeks, Rice University FinTech Boot Camp will prepare you with the theoretical and technical skills you need to stay ahead of the ever-evolving fintech industry.

The curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

Gain a baseline understanding of things like financial modeling and financial statement analysis.

What you will learn:

  • Fintech landscape
  • Time-series analysis
  • Financial ratios

Learn how to use Python and APIs to run robust financial analyses and build applications that rely on real-time data.

What you will learn:

  • Python
  • Financial modeling
  • Pandas
  • Matplotlib
  • Statistical programming
  • APIs
  • SQL
  • NumPy
  • SciPy
  • PyViz

Learn to use machine learning techniques to predict future outcomes, determine credit worthiness, buy and sell stocks, and more.

What you will learn:

  • Algorithmic trading
  • Random forests
  • k-nearest neighbors
  • Support vector machines
  • Scikit-learn
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • k-means clustering
  • Neural networks
  • Forecasting
  • Amazon Web Services

Develop a technical understanding of how blockchains work, and learn to use Solidity, the most popular blockchain language.

What you will learn:

  • Solidity
  • Smart contracts
  • Consensus algorithms
  • Transactions
  • Validation
  • Distributed ledger
  • Ethereum
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Mining
  • Truffle suite
  • Ganache
Now You’re Ready
By the time you’ve completed the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects using real-world tools, and earned a non-credit a Certificate of Completion.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who want to learn fintech to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects
20+ hrs/week
Class time
3 weekday evenings
(3 hrs/class)
Invest in Your Career.
Explore Financial Options.
FinTech Boot Camp fee: $12,495
Interest-Free Payment Plan

Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments over the length of the program with no interest.

Early Registration
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get $500 off your tuition cost when paid in full.
Alumni Scholarship
Alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship.
The program is eligible to use your AmeriCorps award.
Employer Funding
Use available educational benefits or tuition sponsorship from your employer.
Sallie Mae
Offers private student educational loans.

edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisors. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.

What Boot Camp Graduates Are Saying:
  • “Being a part of the boot camp impacted my life in multiple ways. [It] provided me with tangible skills that I didn't have before (coding), provided me the ability to land a job that I wouldn't have been able to get before the boot camp, and it got my daughter interested in coding from watching me do homework assignments and projects.” Brett A.
  • “The boot camp has brought me back into coding, built my confidence and self-esteem, helped me network with other like-minded people, and showed me I can quickly bring my ideas to reality.” Jonathan O.
  • “I chose to attend because my BS in math was too general. This course allowed me to boost my resume and skills with needed field-related techniques. I was able to move out of a job I did not enjoy any longer into one that pays more, uses these abilities on a daily basis, and has ample opportunities for growth. If it were not for attending the Rice FinTech Boot Camp, I would not have gained the knowledge nor connections to make the career transition that I earned.” Eric C.
A Powerful Educational Partnership

About Rice University

Rice University is globally recognized for instilling in students the skills needed to compete in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Our programs focus on applicable, in-demand skills for individuals and corporations, designed with working professionals in mind.

Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is creating and delivering professional and executive education that tackles today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, one that also demands strategic, globally-minded leadership. These career-long professional learning programs target ambitious and emerging business leaders preparing them to have a dynamic impact on Houston and the world’s evolving knowledge economy. All of our classes provide the rigor, support and mentorship you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

This program is offered through Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies in partnership with edX.

About edX

edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

The Next FinTech Boot Camp Starts March 18. Reserve Your Spot Today!
It only takes a minute to request information and be put in touch with a member of the admissions team who can answer questions and get your application started.