Certificate

Overview

Financial Technology (FinTech) refers to the rapidly growing application of technology and innovation to traditional banking and financial transactions.

The Financial Technology Certificate provides cutting-edge training on FinTech application areas such as basic retail banking (mortgages, deposits), payments systems, financial management, commercial and corporate banking, investment banking and capital markets, insurance, commodities and even global currencies.

This program will be of interest to individuals who have previous education or experience in finance, business, information technology, cyber security or related areas. Topics covered include big data; legal and ethical issues in information technology; the intersection of technology and commerce; the associated implications for competitive dynamics, social policies and regulatory frameworks; blockchain technology in the banking and financial service industries; and the latest trends and technologies in FinTech including artificial intelligence.

Students will complete the following four compulsory courses:

  • OEL1347 - Introduction to Financial Technology
  • OEL1348 - Blockchain: Origins and Applications
  • OEL1349 - Artificial Intelligence in Finance
  • OEL1350 - Innovative Financial Systems

Students will chose to complete one of the following elective courses:

  • OEL1351 - Data Analysis Tools for Analytics
  • OEL1352 - Introduction to Data Analysis
  • OEL1353 - Visualization, Leadership and Business Communication 1
  • OEL1354 - Big Data Tools
  • OEL678 - Excel Expert

Requirements & Program Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older
  • Students must successfully complete all courses within 7 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate
  • Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or 60% or higher to obtain this certificate
  • Students are recommended to have completed Grade 12 U or C Math (e.g. MCT4C)prior to registering in the program.

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Certification

Upon successful completion of the online Financial Technology certificate program, students will obtain a Sault College certificate.

Career Path

This new program will enable students to gain an understanding of the emerging technologies and applications that are redefining traditional financial markets. Developments in this field have a profound impact on almost all areas of commerce, financial management and economic and monetary policies.

Graduates may find positions in a variety of careers such as:

  • banking and lending
  • wealth management advising
  • mutual funds
  • insurance
  • financial analysis
  • technology
  • data analysis and management

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.jobbank.gc.ca.

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