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Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Financial Technology (15 credits)

Offered by: Administration & Governance     Degree: GC-FTY

Program Requirements

The 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology offers an introduction to Fintech, including the digitization of financial services. The program focuses on the field’s core competencies, such as modeling and visualizing financial data and developing machine learning financial applications, as well as those related to alternative specializations including developing financial market technologies and financial technology platform solutions.

Corequisite Course

(0-3 credits)

  • CCCS 620 Data Analysis and Modelling (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : Analysis of fundamental concepts and techniques for data analysis and modelling; basic mathematical and computational concepts needed for data analysis. Application of programmable tools to real-world examples.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Rahbarnia, Farhad (Fall)

    • Not open to students who have taken CCS2 505.

    • Course may be offered in person or online with synchronous and asynchronous activities.

  • CCFA 601 Financial Analysis Tools (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CCFA : Study of statistical and economics tools used in the analysis of investments and other financial aspects of businesses. Topics include statistical concepts and methodologies, such as statistical inference and linear regression, as well as micro- and macroeconomics concepts, such as the analysis of demand and supply, understanding business cycles and international trade, and the effects of fiscal and monetary policy

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Lima, Eduardo (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: CMS2 500 or exemption by examination

* or the Exemption by Examination Test

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • CCFA 655 Financial Modelling and Visualization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CCFA : Examination of essential skills and techniques currently used to treat and summarize financial data. Applications discussed include Excel, and the computer languages Power BI, R and Python.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Campbell, Jason (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: CCCS 620 or CCFA 601 or exemption by examination.

    • Course includes synchronous and asynchronous activities.

  • CCFA 660 Fintech and the Financial System (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CCFA : Study of financial technology (Fintech) and the impact of the digitization of financial products and services on the structure of financial markets and the traditional role of financial institutions. A comprehensive introduction to Fintech detailing the business models of Fintech disruptors in various industries in the financial sector.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CCFA 665 Machine Learning and Big Data in Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CCFA : In-depth examination of the Artificial Intelligence paradigm as it applies to and is transforming the financial services sector. Analysis of data issues associated with the financial applications of such new technology. Topics include machine learning and modelling techniques, data security and data governance.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisites: CCCS 620 or CCFA 601 or exemption by examination.

    • Course includes synchronous and asynchronous activities.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits from the following:

  • CCFA 670 Advanced Financial Modelling and Visualization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CCFA : Analysis of the advanced skills and techniques currently used to treat and summarize financial data for decision making. Focus on advanced applications of the methods for analyzing financial data using Excel, R, and Python.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: CCFA 655 or exemption by examination.

    • Course includes synchronous and asynchronous activities.

  • CCFA 675 Decentralized Finance and Digital Assets (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CCFA : Analysis of foundational concepts indecentralized finance, such as blockchain,decentralized exchanges, decentralized applications, “stablecoins”, smart contracts, and digital collateral. In-depth analysis of the functions of Central Banks and other regulatory bodies facing the decentralization transformation.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: CCFA 660 or exemption by examination.

    • Course includes synchronous and asynchronous activities.

  • CCFA 680 Advanced Financial Technologies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CCFA : In-depth analysis of the underlying foundational technologies of Fintech companies, such ascloud computing, advanced data analytics, no-code development, and cybersecurity. Examination of real-life cases where applications of these technologies enable the building of a Fintech company to solve identified problems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CCFA 660 or exemption by examination

    • Course includes synchronous and asynchronous activities.

  • CCFA 690 Special Topics in Financial Technology. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Administration & Governance (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    CCFA : Special topics in emerging and current trends in the Fintech area, including: fintech entrepreneurship and fintech regulation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: CCFA 601 or exemption by examination.

    • 1. Topics may vary from semester to semester.

    • 2. Course includes synchronous and asynchronous activities.

Or another 600-level course offered by the School of Continuing Studies and approved by the academic unit.

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