Financial Technology, M.S.

Master of Science
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About This Degree

The Master of Science in Financial Technology program is rigorous and practice oriented, designed to provide a strong foundation in the technologies, techniques, and tools employed in one of the fastest-growing areas of business. Students will learn cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledgers, popular AI machine-learning techniques such as Deep Learning, as well as the financial knowledge required to work in the industry. Graduates of the program will be ready to immediately apply their skills to solving financial technology challenges in the real world.

Curriculum: The MS in Financial Technology will require the completion of 30 credits which will consist of seven core courses  (21 credits), two elective courses (6 credits) and a capstone project (3 credits). The program may be completed in as little as 16 months.

The First and Only Program of Its Kind in New Jersey

In addition to being the first of its kind in the state, NJCU's Master of Science in Financial Technology is also one of only a handful in the U.S. 

Convenient Scheduling for Working Professionals

All courses are held on weekday evenings or on Saturdays.

Learn in the Heart of New Jersey's Financial District

NJCU's School of Business is located in the Exchange Place district of Jersey City. We have access to major financial companies in New Jersey and New York City—which leads to internships and jobs for our students.

Join a Rapidly Growing Sector of the Finance Industry

Data-driven innovations have led to unprecedented growth in the finance industry, with more than 1000 new startups worldwide. Most of these are located in New York City and Jersey City. Traditional financial institutions are seeing the value of these startups, and nearly 80% of global banks have entered into partnerships with them. 

This has resulted in tremendous job opportunities for people with the right skills, with demand for professionals often exceeding the number of qualified applicants. Average salaries for financial technology professionals are also higher than many other jobs in the financial sector.

While there are many possible roles for someone with financial technology expertise, some of the possibilities include the following:

  • Blockchain developers
  • App developers
  • Financial or business analysts
  • Product managers
  • Compliance experts
  • Data scientists
  • Quantitative analysts

For More Information

You can find admissions requirements and deadlines in the admissions section of our site.

To learn more about the M.S. in Financial Technology degree program, complete this form, or email or call us: 

J.D Jayaraman, Ph.D. Associate Professor 
Department of Finance
jjayaraman@njcu.edu 
201-200-3353 

Isabel Casais, M.B.A. 
Assistant to the Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management 
Office of the Dean 
icasais@njcu.edu 
201-200-3230