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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
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.
Frequently asked questions

When does the program start?

  • Classes begins December 12, 2022.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Is there an application process? How do I get started?

  • The Northwestern FinTech Boot Camp has an application process and is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

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?

What does the program cost and what funding options are available?

  • Program tuition is $12,995*. Students may explore private student loans or a payment plan option with their admissions adviser. *Listed program tuition is valid through the 2022-23 academic year ending August 31, 2023 and tuition is subject to change.


This program is offered through the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies in collaboration with edX.


About edX
edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.