Financial Technology (FinTech) Certificate Program


Dr. Joseph Ruhland, Chair
Department of Finance
College of Business Building, Room 3310
(912) 478-5216

Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

This certificate program consists of 12 semester hours (4 courses) of undergraduate education designed to prepare students for careers in the financial technology sector.  The curriculum encompasses financial modeling, use of software- and web-based platforms for accessing, monitoring and analyzing real-time financial market data, development and use of computer-based systems for supporting decision-making, and the application of data mining techniques within a business context.

Program of Study

Credit Hours
CISM   4237Business Intelligence3
CISM   4437Data Mining for Business Analytics3
FINC   3130Financial Tools and Methods3
FINC   4830Special Problems in Finance3
Total Credit Hours12

Certificate Admission Criteria

Admission to the undergraduate Financial Technology (FinTech) certificate program is open to all students of any major or discipline enrolled at Georgia Southern University.  Students who wish to complete the certificate must declare their intentions to their Academic Advising Center. 


The prerequisites for being enrolled in each course includes:

FINC 3130:  Financial Tools and Methods  (Prerequisite(s):  C in FINC   3131)
FINC 4830:  Special Problems in Finance (Prerequisite(s):  Junior standing)
CISM 4237:  Business Intelligence (Prerequisite(s):  C in CISM   2530 and Junior standing or C in IT   3233)
CISM 4437:  Data Mining for Business Analytics  (Prerequisite(s):  C in BUSA   3131)