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The Duke Difference: Financial Technology

What is Financial Technology?

Financial technology, or FinTech, describes the innovative applications of computer software and networks, and other information technology, on financial institutions and markets. This includes technology enabling digital currencies (such as cryptocurrencies), digital assets, financial process automation, wealth management and trading, robotic advising, payment and transactions, financial data analysis, credit and lending, and much more.

At Duke, Develop In-Demand Technical Skills

An interdisciplinary experience

Learn financial technologies and how to apply them—including computing fundamentals, blockchain, digital wallets, cryptocurrency, smart contracts

Our master's students also take courses that build their management and communications skills—for a full professional degree.

Olivia Shen"I chose Duke for my master's degree in FinTech because of Duke's worldwide reputation as well as its strong alumni network."

OLIVIA SHEN | Duke FinTech master's student

Obtain Hands-on Experience

On-campus or online

In our master's program, gain real-world experience through a capstone project and internship.

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LEARN FROM Faculty with Decades of Experience

Real-world financial market and FinTech expertise

Our Duke faculty includes experts from Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, Law School and Department of Economics.

The program's director is Jimmie Lenz, an executive-in-residence in Duke Engineering with decades of experience working in financial markets. 

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Take advantage of personalized career services

Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering is a vibrant teaching and research school set in one of the world's leading universities.

Nearly 9 out of 10 Duke Engineering master's graduates are at work or onto further education within six months of graduation. Our grads are a global alumni network spanning multinational companies, small businesses, and exciting startups.

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Duke: A leader in creating educational programs in emerging fields

The Duke Financial Technology Master of Engineering program is a part of the Duke Engineering's Institute for Enterprise Engineering, which provides high-impact professional education to meet fast-evolving industry needs. These programs draw on Duke Engineering’s research and educational strengths in:

    • Computing Fundamentals
    • AI and Machine Learning
    • Cybersecurity
    • FinTech, including Blockchain
    • Engineering Management

Learning opportunities are offered online and on-campus and include degree programs, graduate certificates, online credentials and short courses. 

We give working professionals and industry partners powerful tools to improve organizational performance and accelerate product innovation.

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