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Northwestern FinTech Boot Camp

Become a
 FinTech Professional
in 24 Weeks

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Immerse Yourself in FinTech
Learn Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Solidity smart contracts, Ethereum, blockchain, and more*.
Get real-world experience and complete projects using finance-related datasets—allowing you to build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your professional mastery.
Develop market-driven skills, learning the cutting-edge tools and technologies associated with the modern financial services sector.
Study part-time, three days a week, while maintaining your work schedule.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to position you for success as you work to advance in your current career or seek a new challenge.
*The Material covered in the Northwestern FinTech Boot Camp is subject to change based on market demand.
Move your career forward

  • Build expertise in advanced trading algorithms and modeling strategies, while also advancing technical skills in Python programming, machine learning, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and regulation technology. 
  • Learn in a hands-on environment and gain a wide understanding of the different financial domains within the industry.
  • Access career-planning assistance, including resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, behavioral interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
  • Connect with a dedicated profile coach and career director who will work with you  throughout the program and prepare you to be employer competitive.

Prepare for your next step

  • Create a strong professional portfolio and complete the program with the skills needed to perform a variety of jobs in the financial sector.
  • Earn a certificate of completion in FinTech from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • Get continued one-on-one career coaching with your career directorfor qualified students. 
  • Participate in Project Demo Day—a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase final projects.

About Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
About Northwestern University School of Professional Studies & The mission of the School of Professional Studies is to provide a superior Northwestern education to outstanding students whose academic pursuits must be balanced with professional or personal commitments. SPS strives to be a national leader in continuing and professional education by providing innovative learning opportunities that serve the lifelong learning needs of its students.
FAQ
Frequently asked questions

When does the program start?

  • Classes begins April 14, 2020.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at the Northwestern FinTech boot camp?

  • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • The program is part-time. Students will complete the program in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in programming or finance before applying?

  • No programming or finance experience is required. It is recommended that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field. We strongly encourage experience or familiarity with Python and GitHub. Asynchronous pre-work will be provided to students to ensure student readiness.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Chicago or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study FinTech while keeping their current job.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Chicago market.

Do you offer other boot camps?

  • Yes. If you are interested in learning full-stack web development, data science, or cybersecurity, please explore the other Northwestern Coding Boot Camps.

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This program is offered through the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.
About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand, partners with universities to prepare participants for high-demand careers in the Digital Economy. Over 35 of the world’s leading institutions collaborate with Trilogy to help bridge the gap between employers’ needs and participants’ skills.