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Financial Technology Certificate

The certificate in Financial Technology (FinTech) is a collaborative effort with the Georgia FinTech Academy and Georgia Southwestern State University. FinTech is an online talent development platform developed with Georgia’s FinTech industry leaders. Courses and programs designed through the FinTech Academy allow students to access the specialized educational experiences necessary to enter the FinTech sector regardless of geographic location. The certificate in financial technology prepares the student for a high demand career in areas such as information technology, cybersecurity, data science, and business.

The 5-course undergraduate certificate program is an excellent option for someone who already holds a degree in a related field, such as computer science or information technology, and wants to add a specialization in FinTech. Accelerated 8-week courses offered in a flexible online format allow the certificate to be completed in a short amount of time, giving students a quicker route to the credential they need to break into the exciting FinTech industry in Atlanta.

Why Financial Technology?

70% of all credit, debit, and gift card swipes are processed through a Georgia company.

Georgia’s Financial Technology industry has an estimated need for 5,000 FinTech-ready professionals by 2021, and 2,000 annually after 2023.

More than 15 million global card-enabled merchants rely upon Georgia companies.

Salaries for certain positions in this field can reach six figures immediately out of college


Program Curriculum


GSW eMajor Contact

Shannon Perry, eMajor BBA Liaison

College of Business & Computing


Monday – Friday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Required Courses for FinTech Certificate (15 credit hours)

Course Course Title
FTA 4001 Foundations of FinTech
FTA 4002 Financial Technologies
FTA 4003 Commercial Banking & FinTech
FTA 4005 Intro to Financial Data Analytics
FTA 4100 Intro to Info Security for FinTech
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FTA 4200 FinTech Practicum
CSCI 1301 Intro to Programming I