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Master of Engineering in Financial Technology (FinTech)

Be a driver of innovation in the emerging field of financial technology

Duke's Master of Engineering in Financial Technology (FinTech) will prepare you to deliver cutting-edge technology solutions to real-time financial market challenges through our campus and online options.

Both programs provide the same courses and all students earn the same Duke degree.

Late applications will be considered upon special request

Email jimmie.lenz@duke.edu for details


+ Develop in-demand technical skills—learn programming and software engineering tailored to FinTech

+ Understand key technological advances that are reshaping traditional and non-traditional financial firms

+ Gain industry-specific business knowledge with coursework in areas such as machine learning and blockchain as applied to financial services and risk management

+ Obtain hands-on experience through a capstone project and internship 

+ Learn from faculty with decades of real-world financial market and FinTech experience, including experts from Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, Fuqua School of Business, Law School and Department of Economics

+ Benefit from personalized career services—with professional development, networking and recruitment opportunities

Jimmie Lenz

“Technologies like machine learning and blockchain are driving advances across the financial sector. With outstanding faculty from engineering, law, economics and business, the Duke Master’s in FinTech is developing professionals with the technical, financial and management skills to lead this next generation of financial innovation.”

Jimmie lenz
Academic Director
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Career Paths

Graduates will be prepared to work in areas such as:

  • Wealth management and trading

  • Blockchain development/smart contracts

  • Payment and transaction services

  • Quantitative trading and analysis

  • Credit, lending and liquidity management
  • Digital currencies, such as stable coins and cryptocurrencies
  • Risk management and regulatory compliance

  • Robotic process automation (RPA) and algorithmic solutions

Learn more about our dedicated career services for master's students »

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Is the FinTech Master’s Right for Me?

The Duke Master of Engineering in Financial Technology is designed for students from a range of backgrounds. Consider applying if you are:

  • An engineering, computer science, physics, math, statistics or econometrics graduate who wants to gain an understanding of the finance industry and how to implement technological solutions to automate transactions, create revenue, strengthen security and add value
  • An economics or business graduate who wants to learn about existing and emerging technologies in the financial workplace
  • A Duke undergraduate who wishes to participate in a 4+1: Bachelor's + Master’s program that builds on, and complements, your undergraduate education
  • A working professional seeking to advance their career trajectory in the financial technology arena through our FINTECH Online Option for Working Professionals

Learn more and apply

Steering Committee

Brad Fox

Brad Fox

Associate Dean, Duke Engineering Master's Programs

Jeff Glass

Jeff Glass

Senior Associate Dean, Duke Engineering Education and Learning Innovation

Jimmie Lenz

Jimmie Lenz

Academic Director, Master of Engineering in Financial Technology

Barry S. Myers

Barry S. Myers

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Core Faculty, Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Emma Rasiel

Emma Rasiel

Associate Director, Master of Engineering in Financial Technology

Vahid Tarokh

Vahid Tarokh

Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tuition and Fees

Duke's Master of Engineering in Financial Technology's campus option follows the tuition stucture for all campus-based Master of Engineering programs.  Duke FinTech Online tuition information is available here.


Duke Fintech News & Views

Prospective Student Q&A

Resources from our 2020 information sessions