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    NYU Summer Programs: Introduction to Financial Technology


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week, Other
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Finance
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Finance
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (212) 998-7006
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    The course will offer some perspectives and insights into the current fintech job ecosystem and, specifically, what it takes to succeed in a career as an investment professional in the fintech industry. Even in a fintech world, knowledge of securities (stocks, bonds, mortgage-backed securities, bitcoin, and blockchain) is important, so this course will begin with a very brief introduction to these securities.


    Students will gain a broad overview of the intersection between technology and finance commonly known as “fintech.” The course focuses on three main developments in this area: 1) the application of distributed ledger technology in finance, with a special focus on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; 2) the phenomenon of automated financial advice that is provided through online platforms, also known as “robo-advisory services,” reducing the need for direct interaction with financial advisers; and 3) loan-based or capital-raising platforms that directly connect issuers and investors (and eliminate the traditional role of banks), such as crowdfunding platforms and other peer-to-peer lending solutions. 

    Ideal For

    • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
    • High school students who are curious about advancements in the field of financial technology, such as big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence

    You'll Walk Away With

    • An understanding of how technology has impacted the design and delivery of financial products and services
    • The ability to identify and distinguish types of distributed ledger technology, such as bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies

    Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.



    Cost and Session Information

    Fees for Summer 2023

    Application Fee: $25 (non-refundable)

    Tuition & Program Fees: $2,495 per course

    Housing & Dining Fees: $607 per week

    Housing & Dining Fees are still being finalized