Program Overview

In this one-year Financial Technology (FinTech) and Innovation post-graduate co-op program, you’ll learn how to leverage technologies for mobile banking, investing, borrowing services and cryptocurrency to make financial services more accessible to the public. This specialized post-grad program is at the intersection of IT and business where the combination of technology and innovation are utilized to create financial solutions for the rapidly evolving fintech space.

Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
30 Weeks
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2025 January
2025 May

Your Learning Experience

 FTI2 is available to domestic students only. International students can enrol in FTI1


FinTech is the term used to describe the emerging application of technology and innovation to traditional banking and financial services. Since 2019, adoption of fintech solutions has rapidly increased, creating a demand for newer, easier and faster FinTech solutions for consumers; thus, creating a need for people with the knowledge and skills to keep up with the demand.


The program begins with a curriculum that will provide international students with the Canadian context necessary for their academic and employment success. In subsequent semesters, this program will provide you with specialized skills on both the business and IT sides of FinTech. On the business side, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the FinTech landscape in order to assess the future of finance and find solutions to real-world problems in the financial services industry. On the IT side, you’ll learn the technical skills needed to bring FinTech solutions to life and how to keep data secure and safe.


In this Fintech program, you’ll learn:

  • Financial analysis
  • Information security in FinTech
  • Regulation and privacy in FInTech
  • How to use AI and predictive technology
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency 
  • Big data and enterprise technology


In their final semester, students will complete a paid, co-operative work term with an industry partner.

Laptop and technical requirements

Please note, this program requires a laptop. It is recommended that students use a PC laptop vs. a Mac laptop, as Windows is required to be able to load program-specific software. For more information on specific requirements, visit the Laptop Requirements page on the Fanshawe CONNECTED website.


Career Information

Fanshawe’s Financial Technology and Innovation program will prepare graduates to take advantage of the growing opportunities evolving FinTech space. Graduates can expect to be hired as the following:

Financial Analyst 

Guide fintechs by examining financial data to gain insights on trends in order to assist in making financial decisions

Blockchain Developer 

Build and program apps and maintain centralized databases

Product Manager 

Manage fintech projects to meet client expectations, define project scopes, develop plans and timelines, and oversee resources

Quantitative Analyst 

Use statistical methods to solve financial and risk management problems

Cybersecurity Analyst 

Protect fintech computer networks and systems

Financial App Developer 

Create safe and secure applications for mobile banking and using the most current technology to develop new solutions to meet consumer needs



Admission Requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a degree in a Business or Information Technology field (Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)


Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*

*Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.
International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry into the program:

- Mathematics

- Business Communication

- Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario

- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)

- Achievement in the Admission Requirements


Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6157AI & Machine Learning3
This course provides students with examples of how AI is transforming the way consumers interact with money while helping the financial industry to streamline and optimize processes ranging from credit decisions to quantitative trading and financial risk management.
FINA-6034Regulation, Privacy & Ethics3
This course will provide an overview of the services. Discussion and debate will include reflection on regulations vs ethics and the ever-present potential for identity theft and misuse of sensitive customer data. Students will also assess consumer expectations around philanthropy, sustainability, user experience and customer centricity.
MGMT-6194Leadership & Management in FinTech3
This course will enhance students' understanding of leadership and management approaches appropriate to both start-up and enterprise-level work environments as well as self-employment. Emphasis will be placed on skills related to professional communication, planning, decision making, conflict resolution, effective team building, negotiating, and navigating change. This course covers practical issues that must be addressed daily by entrepreneurs creating new FinTech companies. These include identifying opportunities, selecting and negotiating with potential partners, and "making the pitch" to potential investors. Students will develop a business plan that an entrepreneur would present to potential investors.
FINA-6035Financial Services & Products4
In this course, students will learn about key financial product lines and services and also explore how the financial services industry continues to benefit from technological innovation. The similarities and differences between domestic and international financial services industries will also be explored. Students will be introduced to the impact of technology on the financial services industry. Students will be introduced to FinTech terminology and applications.
INFO-6158Business Analysis for FinTech4
This course focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand, analyze, and solve business problems in the dynamic field of financial technology (FinTech). Students will explore the transformative influence of FinTech on traditional banking and financial systems and be guided through practical business analysis tools and methodologies that can be applied to FinTech. Students will learn how to be the conduit between business and technology and learn the key stills of requirement gathering, process modeling, data analysis, and strategy development. Real-world case studies will form a significant part of the curriculum, providing students with valuable hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply learned concepts to practical situations.
INFO-6159Security Technology for Fintech4
This course reviews the best practices for data and information security. It covers the technical skills and knowledge necessary to protect financial institutions consumers and employees, from cybercrimes.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.
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Tuition Summary


Canadian Costs
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.