The University of Toronto has set up a 'Fintech Boot Camp' with a pledge to give learners the knowledge they need to move forward in the financial technology industry.
The 24-week curriculum will provide participants with a hands-on, project-based approach, applying a host of popular tools and methods such as Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain.
Students entering the programme will also be able to tap into a wide set of career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
The University says learners who complete the course can expect to be able to:
- Model future financial performance of a company using Python and financial fundamentals
- Build an Ethereum blockchain and understand how transactions are validated on a distributed ledger
- Understand both the uses and disadvantages of a variety of machine learning algorithms and their proper application within the field of finance
- Leverage machine learning to determine lending preferences and how effectively a cluster of customers would produce interest
Operating on a part-time schedule, classes will be held Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm