Duke University is one of the highly-ranking research universities in the United States. The university’s associated research, education, and service to society efforts are known as Duke Engineering. It has a vibrant teaching and research institution dedicated to educating and pursuing engineering and research in high-impact fields to address the world’s grand challenges and develop solutions, processes, and products for all people. It is committed to becoming a diverse community of people with ideas and approaches that make a difference globally and creating a community built on innovation, creativity, and belongingness. To achieve its commitments, it offers in-demand and industry-relevant courses. The university offers a Financial Technology Master of Engineering (FinTech) that will equip its students with fundamental skills in financial engineering as well as advanced knowledge in business, policy, and ethical dimensions of developing and deploying financial technology. Throughout this program, learners will gain strong knowledge and skills in programming and software engineering for FinTech, business fundamentals for engineers, management of high-tech industries, financial institution products and services, asset pricing, and risk management. Likewise, learners will be equipped with advanced knowledge in blockchain, smart contracts, solidity coding, secure software development, design and testing of algorithmic trading systems, quantitative financial analysis, Robo-advising, machine learning, web3 engineering and security, mobile application and development, data visualization, FinTech business models, and Fintech law and policy.
After taking the FinTech core and elective courses, finishing the capstone projects and internship, and graduating from this program, finishers are well-prepared to start a career in wealth management and trading, blockchain development, smart contracts, payment and transaction services, quantitative trading and analysis, credit, lending and liquidity management, digital currencies, risk management and regulatory compliance, and robotic process automation and algorithmic solutions.
The application requirements for the Financial Technology Master of Engineering (FinTech) at the Duke University are as follows: submit through the online application a copy of transcripts including an estimated GPA and a grade scale from a Bachelor’s degree (Engineering or Science) from an accredited institution, short answer essays, resume, three recommendations, an application fee of $75 (non-refundable); submit separately a copy of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent, interview or a video introduction, and English language testing – TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo (International applicant only).
Campus-based students are required to pay a tuition fee amounting to $30,250 per semester or a total of $90,750 for completion of 30 credits over 3 semesters, while Online-based students are required to pay $18,150 per semester or a total of $90,750 for completion of 30 credits over 5 semesters. All entering students will be charged a one-time mandatory fee of $120 for transcripts. Highly qualified students can apply for academic scholarships and selected students (because of their background, culture, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, work, and life experiences) may receive up to 50% per year in tuition scholarships through Diversity Scholarships.