University of Miami and 2U set up fintech boot camp

University of Miami and 2U set up fintech boot camp

The University of Miami and 2U have launched an online fintech boot camp for working professionals.

The University of Miami Herbert Business School and edtech company 2U will launch an online part-time fintech training program for working professionals from early next year.

Starting February 2021, the Patti and Allan Herbert Business School will launch the intensive fintech training program with the aim of preparing working professionals and adult learners for technology roles in the area’s emerging financial services sector. 

24-week 2U and Miami fintech program starts February 2021

The University of Miami and 2U fintech program will be delivered via a virtual classroom, which will include webinars with employers, live instruction with industry professionals, and tutoring help.

Students will also have access to a variety of career-planning services, which will include interaction with trained coaches as well as access to portfolio reviews and employer events.

The training program is a 24-week part-time online course that will start in February 2021. Upon graduation, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Miami.

Training Program will provide hands-on experience

The online training program will deliver a hands-on experience for the students as they will get to work with a variety of technologies and develop a work portfolio.

The program will teach students to:

  • Identify possible fraudulent transactions by analyzing previous credit card transactions using SQL; 
  • Use Python to create predictive models with time series analysis for stock prices;
  • Use blockchain technologies to build a decentralized identity system;
  • Analyze sentiment scores for various cryptocurrency news by applying multiple machine learning algorithms;
  • Build deep learning neural networks using TensorFlow to predict financial outcomes; and,
  • Develop an AI-driven robot advisor to provide financial services. 

Dr Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean for graduate business programs and executive education at Miami Herbert Business School, said: “As the economy continues to adapt against the backdrop of COVID-19, there is a heightened demand for fintech solutions and talent, including here in Miami.

“Through our new partnership with 2U, the Miami Herbert Business School will bring working professionals a rigorous, market-driven boot camp that teaches the financial technology skills most relevant to the region’s employers, including Python, blockchain, and machine learning.”

Zahra Hamdani - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Zahra Hamdani is an Ireland-based reporter for Global Education Times who focuses on European and South Asian education news. When she is not writing for GET News, Zahra is a school-teacher and educationist with experience in both Primary and Secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Pakistan.

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