Dr. Randall S. Sexton, professor of information technology and cybersecurity, speaking to students in class. In the background is a data chart shown on a projector screen.

Stay ahead of the curve

From banking apps to crypto, financial technology (fintech) is reshaping the business world.

This certificate examines the tech and practices fueling today’s financial services.

Be ready to lead and innovate as a fintech professional.

Apply online

Apply to this certificate program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections below before you begin.

Certificate in Fintech

Jeff Jones, Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 300; Phone 417-837-5504

Email: MBAProgram@MissouriState.edu

Elizabeth Reger, Graduate Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 223 Phone 417-836-5616

Program description

  • Provides a 15 hour graduate-level experience in the area of finance and technology.
  • The program involves in depth study of Fintech. Contact the MBA Director or Program Coordinator for additional information.

Admission criteria

  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Business Administration program.
  • All course work must be approved by the MBA Program Director.
  • EMBA students must have a program of study approved by the Director of the EMBA program.

Required courses (15 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 6701 Foundations of Fintech 3 hrs
FIN 6851
FIN 6871
Portfolio Management & Alternative Assets
Security Valuation
3 hrs
FIN 6891 Management of Financial Institutions 3 hrs
ITC 735 Neural Networks for Machine Learning 3 hrs
ITC 680 Foundations of Blockchain Technology 3 hrs

1 Course may be waived if the 500-level undergraduate equivalent of the course has already been completed. However, no more than 6 hours may be waived from the program.


Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State's approach to learning sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, personalized advising and a diverse range of courses.

Unbeatable value

A smart investment in your future — Missouri State delivers enriching opportunities along with affordable costs and extensive financial aid options.