The Financial Technology (FinTech) minor is designed to introduce students to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications. Students will learn the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from cryptocurrencies to portfolio optimization to regulations related to FinTech. Students will also learn how to explore the disruptive force of changing financial methods and gain a deeper understanding of robot-advising, E-crowdfunding, virtual peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain.
The following admission standards must be fulfilled to become eligible to officially declare the Financial Technology minor:
1) Fulfill the University’s General Education Requirement (See the Academic Catalog or Schedule of Classes for details on fulfilling the General Education Requirement).
2) Complete at least 45 college credit hours of course work, including General Education Courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
3) Declare a major in the student’s area of study.
4) Contact the Office of Program Advisement at (773) 442-6111 in the College of Business and Technology to schedule an advisement appointment to officially declare a Financial Technology minor.
University Core Curriculum Requirements
|General Education Distribution Area||Cr. Hrs.|
|Fine Arts (FA)* |
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
|Humanities (HU)* |
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).
|Engaged Learning Experiences|
Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".
Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)
These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.
Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)
These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.
Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.
Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.
Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.
Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements
Minor in Financial Technology
|FINA-350||Foundations Of FinTech||3|
|FINA-360||Principles Of Financial Management||3|
|ABF-370||Blockchain Technologies And Business Applications||3|
|Tentative Electives (Choose 2 Fin & 1 Tech)||9|
|FINA-365||Personal Financial Planning||3|
|FINA-366||Financial Institutions And Markets||3|
|FINA-368||Financial Management Of Financial Institutions||3|
|FINA-371||International Financial Management||3|
|FINA-373||Intermediate Financial Management||3|
|FINA-375||Debt Markets And Portfolio Strategies||3|
|FINA-378||Introduction To Risk Management And Insurance||3|
|BLAW-285||Legal Environment Of Business||3|
|BLAW-310||Legal Issues In International Business Transactions||3|
|ACTG-309||Foundations Of Forensic & Investigative Accounting||3|
|ACTG-330||Data Analytics For Accounting||3|
|CS-315||Modern Database Management||3|
|CS-349||Introduction To The Internet Of Things||3|