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Financial Technology

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Prepare for a future in one of the fastest-growing segments of the financial services industry. Fintech has disrupted the traditional way of doing business by shifting the focus to mobile and digitization of services for consumers. With an interest in technology and change management, students will develop the relevant skills by studying topics such as emerging market trends, monetary and fiscal policy, business strategy, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and emotional intelligence. Graduates will be prepared to explore the world of Fintech with job-ready skills.

  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Find your career

The global FinTech market is projected to grow by 22 percent per year. By 2030, the business value brought by blockchain is expected to skyrocket to $3.1 trillion, an increase of 1,600 percent. Globally, sixty percent of bank customers have adopted FinTech and 77 percent of people make payments using their mobile devices. FinTech is becoming entrenched in the way business is done.  Smart companies are hiring employees who know how to use it as a competitive advantage. 

Finance is a very sizeable employer in our local region, with nearly 8,500 individuals working in these occupations in 2018 and a projected upward trend in employment levels to grow by 20% over the next seven years, the local labour market is expected to remain healthy, with a significant continuing demand for new hires.

  • Financial services
  • Business services
  • Communications
  • Computer and information systems
  • Data analysis
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping

Is it for you?

  • The ability to organize and lead.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Keen attention for detail.
  • A passion for numbers.
  • A commitment to excellence in your work.
  • A creative problem solver and a logical thinker.
  • Interested in staying abreast of the newest technology.
  • A strong communicator who can effectively liaise with others to identify and systematically solve problems.

Experiential learning

Gain valuable experience working alongside community partners exploring how FinTech solutions can be used to provide a competitive advantage in business, industry, and financial services. 

  • Analyze data to inform strategic decision-making when implementing Fintech solutions.
  • Propose cryptography solutions to support secure financial transactions to manage cryptocurrencies for various stakeholders.
  • Design and implement new Fintech products and services that enhance the efficiency and convenience of transactions through mobile connectivity.
  • Adhere to ethical and legal guidelines to ensure data security, integrity, and confidentiality in the delivery of Fintech applications.
  • Analyze organizational structures and management processes to recommend improvements to organizational performance through financial technology solutions.
  • Develop plans using principles of entrepreneurship to start up, manage, and expand a small business.
  • Adhere to professional practices and communication to foster positive relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Integrate interpersonal, team building, and leadership skills to effectively participate in diverse organizational environments.

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