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Financial Technology Master of Engineering (FinTech)

Choose to learn On-campus or Online

As a Duke FinTech master's student, you'll gain a strong grasp of fundamental skills of financial engineering, as well as learn the business, policy, and ethical dimensions of developing and deploying financial technology.

The degree can be completed full-time on-campus in 3 or 4 semesters and online part-time in 5 semesters.

Jimmie Lenz“With outstanding faculty from engineering, law, economics and business, the Duke FinTech Master of Engineering program is developing professionals with the skills to lead the next generation of innovation.”

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Our students

2023 Admissions Data

  • 965 applied
  • 270 admitted
  • 85 enrolled
    • Average age: 23
    • Female: 44%
    • Mid 50-percentile GPA: 3.7-3.9

Top 5 undergraduate majors:

  • Business/Finance
  • Math
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics

Undergraduate institutions:

  • New York University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Washington
  • University of Liverpool (UK)
  • Central University of Finance & Economics (CN)

Fundamental skills gained during the Duke FinTech program:

  • Computer science and software engineering
  • Financial engineering
  • Business, policy, and ethical dimensions of developing and deploying financial technology

Time to degree:

  • 3 or 4 semesters (on-campus)
  • 5 semesters (online)

Careers:

  • Quantitative analysis and trading
  • Credit, liquidity, and risk management
  • Digital assets, crypto and distributed ledger technologies
  • Payment and transaction services
  • Asset management and hedge funds

Employers of Duke FinTech Alumni:

 Degree Requirements

9 Courses

Course descriptions »

1 Industry Capstone Project

The culminating experience of the Duke FinTech program. Students in teams design and build FinTech solutions initiated by industry needs or pursue their own startup ideas.  more »

1 Internship or Project

A required internship is an excellent way to gain valuable experience.  Although students are responsible for finding their own internships, Duke provides a dedicated career development team to help.
Part-time students can receive credit for applying what they learn at work, or opt to complete a project

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Seminar Series and On-Campus Residencies

On-campus students participate in a seminar series, in which they learn directly from industry leaders
Online students participate in virtual seminars and also attend Fall residency on the Duke campus during which they participate in industry talks and classes, and meet students and faculty
 
The choice of on-campus or online is up to you. All Duke FinTech students take the same courses, learn from the same faculty, and earn the same Duke degree.

Compare On-Campus and Online Programs

 

On-Campus

Online

Minimum Time to Degree

3 or 4 semesters

5 semesters

Summer Internship or Project

Internship

Project

Class Experience

Class attendance at Duke—In-person and virtual interaction with faculty and peers

Live and recorded classes—Virtual interaction with faculty and peers

Seminars and Workshops

Participation in a scheduled seminar series

Participation in seminar series and in person residency on the Duke campus

Academic Advising

In-person and virtual interaction with a faculty advisor

Virtual interaction with a faculty advisor

Career Services & Professional Development

Support from a team of career services professionals

Support from a team of career services professionals

More Details

Pre-Program Preparation 

Skills assessment:

To foster student success, all enrolling students will be required to take:

  • A programming skills assessment, and
  • An economics/finance assessment

 

Online preparatory courses: 

Depending on the outcome of the skill assessments, we may require completion of one or more online preparatory courses to ensure a strong knowledge base upon entering our rigorous curriculum

On-Campus Program — Schedule

The Duke FinTech Master of Engineering can be completed on-campus in:

  • 3 semesters—Take an elective as a fourth course in Spring 1 or Fall 2 full-time, or
  • 4 semesters—Take a final elective in Spring 2 as a part-time student
Industry Prep Technical Core Electives Internship
Year 1
Fall Semester
MENG 540:
Management of High-Tech Industries

FINTECH 501:
Seminar and Workshop

FINTECH 510:
Programming for FinTech

FINTECH 520:
Financial Institution Products & Services

   
Spring Semester
MENG 570:
Business Fundamentals for Engineers

FINTECH 512:
Software Engineering for FinTech

FINTECH 522:
Asset Pricing and Risk Management

Elective  
Summer Term
      MENG 550:
Internship
Year 2
Fall Semester
  FINTECH 502:
FinTech Capstone

Elective 

Elective 

Elective 

MENG 551:
Internship Assessment
Spring Semester
    Elective   

Online Program — Schedule

The Duke FinTech Master of Engineering can be completed online in five semesters.

Industry Prep 
Core
Technical
Core
Electives Internship or
Mentored Project
On-Campus
Residency
Year 1
Fall Semester
 

FINTECH 501:
Seminar and Workshop

FINTECH 510: 
Programming for FinTech

FINTECH 522:
Asset Pricing and Risk Management

     Residency
Spring Semester
MENG 540: 
Management of High-Tech Industries
FINTECH 512: 
Software Engineering for FinTech 
     
Summer Term
      MENG 550/551
Internship & Assessment
 
Year 2
Fall Semester
MENG 570: 
Business Fundamentals for Engineers
FINTECH 520: 
Financial Institution Products & Services
     
Spring Semester
   

Elective 

Elective 

   
Summer Term (or Fall, Year 3)
  FINTECH 502: 
FinTech Capstone
Elective     

Residency for Online Students

Provide on-campus experience that bonds students to Duke and to each other.
Provide opportunities to participate in Duke-curated professional enrichment activities including guest speakers, seminars and workshops.

Tuition

For current information about tuition, please visit meng.duke.edu »

Financial Aid

Limited financial aid is available to highly qualified candidates through academic scholarships.