Financial Engineering Master of Engineering (FinTech)
Choose to learn online or on-campus
As a Duke FinTech student, you'll gain a strong grasp of fundamental skills, as well as the business, policy, and ethical considerations of developing and deploying financial technology.
The degree can be completed full-time on-campus in 3 semesters and online part-time in 5 semesters.
“With outstanding faculty from engineering, law, economics and business, the Duke Master’s in FinTech is developing professionals with the skills to lead the next generation of innovation.”
Potential Career Paths
Graduates of this degree program will be well-prepared to start careers in:
- Wealth management and trading
- Blockchain development/smart contracts
- Payment and transaction services
- Quantitative trading and analysis
- Credit, lending and liquidity management
- Digital currencies, such as stable coins and cryptocurrencies
- Risk management and regulatory compliance
- Robotic process automation (RPA) and algorithmic solutions
- Two (2) Industry Preparation Core courses, developed in partnership with Duke's Law School and Fuqua School of Business more »
- Four (4) Technical Core courses in FinTech, programming and finance more »
- Three (3) FinTech Elective courses Choose your elective track:
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
- Full-time students gain valuable experience in the industry
- Part-time students can receive credit for applying what they learn at work
Seminar Series or On-Campus Residencies
- On-campus students participate in seminar series, in which they learn directly from industry leaders more »
- Online students attend three weeklong residencies on the Duke Campus more »
The choice of online or on-campus is up to you. All students take the same courses, learn from the same faculty, and earn the same Duke degree.
|Minimum Time to Degree||5 semesters||3 semesters|
|Class Experience||Live and recorded classes—Online interaction with faculty and peers||Class attendance at Duke—In-person and online interaction with faculty and peers|
|Seminars and Workshops||3 in-person residencies on the Duke campus||Participation in a scheduled seminar series|
|Academic Advising||Online interaction with a faculty advisor||In-person and online interaction with a faculty advisor|
|Career Services & Professional Development||Support from career services professionals specialized in assisting engineering master's students
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To foster student success, all enrolling students will be required to take both a programming skills assessment and an economics/finance assessment within two weeks of accepting an offer of admission.
Depending on the outcome of the assessments, we may require one or more online preparatory classes to ensure a strong knowledge base upon entering the rigorous curriculum.
|Industry Prep Core||Technical Core||Electives||Internship or Mentored Project|
Business Fundamentals for Engineers
Management of High-Tech Industries
Complete this master's degree on-campus in:
|Electives||Internship or Mentored Project||Residencies|
Management of High-Tech Industries
Financial Institution Products & Services
Internship and Assessment
Asset Pricing and Risk Management
|Summer (or Fall)||FINTECH 502:
To provide an on-campus experience that bonds students to Duke and to each other, the online program includes three (3) residencies— at the beginning, mid-term, and end of the program.
The residencies provide opportunities to interact with on-campus master's students, to attend class in person, and to experience Duke-curated professional enrichment activities including guest speakers, seminars and workshops.
Tuition and Financial Aid
For current information about tuition, please visit meng.duke.edu »
Limited financial aid is available to highly qualified candidates through academic scholarships with an emphasis on increasing diversity within the program. Underrepresented minorities may receive up to 50 percent per year in tuition scholarship through our Diversity Scholarships.
For more information is available at meng.duke.edu »