FinTech Experiential Learning

This inter-departmental course provides a hands-on experience in the emerging Fintech discipline. It is intended to immerse students in a semester-long project evaluating fintech innovation projects at a major global bank. The projects will enable the partner bank to develop a deep understanding of the financial services customer of the future, and the products and services the financial institution of the will need to deliver. Fintech refers to financial sector innovations involving technology-enabled business models that can facilitate disintermediation, revolutionize how existing firms create and deliver products and services, address privacy, and regulatory challenges, provide new gateways for entrepreneurship, and see opportunities for inclusive growth.

Fintech refers to financial sector innovations involving technology-enabled business models that can facilitate disintermediation, revolutionize how existing firms create and deliver products and services, address privacy, and regulatory challenges, provide new gateways for entrepreneurship, and see opportunities for inclusive growth.

Fintech is also the label for increasingly technological approaches to the main financial intermediation functions: payments, capital allocation, money transfers, managing uncertainty and risk, market price discovery, and mediating information asymmetry and incentives. In today’s fintech businesses, consumers bank via mobile apps, institutions trade electronically, and robo-advisors make decisions about investment portfolios.

Eligibility

  • Students must have completed at least 15 credits.
  • Pre-requisites: COR1-GB.2311 (Foundations of Finance).
  • Students will also have to complete a background check with the client as part of the application process. Results will not be shared with NYU.

Application

  • This course is offered in the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Please check back in late fall to apply.
  • Please lottery as if you will not take the class. If selected, you will have the option to adjust your schedule during the Add/Drop period.

Program Policies

  • This is a 3-credit course.