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Berkeley FinTech Boot Camp

Become a
FinTech Professional
in 24 Weeks

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Learn Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Solidity smart contracts, Ethereum, blockchain and more*.
Get real-world experience and complete projects using finance-related datasets, allowing you to build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your professional mastery.
Develop market-driven skills by learning cutting-edge tools and technologies associated with the modern financial services sector.
Study part time through an innovative online format, combining engaging content that you work through on your own schedule and interactive live classes with expert instructors.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to position you for success as you work to advance in your current career or seek a new opportunity.
*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.
What You Receive

  • Knowledge of advanced trading algorithms and modeling strategies, while also advancing your technical skills in Python programming, machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrency.
  • An engaging online learning experience, conducting robust analysis on a host of real-world problems.
  • Access to multiple layers of support, including instructors, dedicated teaching assistants, program support managers and a tutor network, allowing you to get the help you need to be successful.
  • Career-planning assistance, including:
    • Résumé and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, behavioral interview training, one-on-one career coaching, soft-skills training and more.
    • Dedicated profile coach and career director who works with you throughout the program and prepares you to be employer competitive.

What You Earn

  • Demo Day—a quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase your final projects.
  • Qualified students receive continued one-on-one career coaching with their career director post-graduation.
  • A Certificate of Completion from UC Berkeley Extension showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.
  • A strong professional portfolio and the skills needed to perform a variety of jobs in the financial sector.

About UC Berkeley Extension
Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online classes, along with more than 75 professional certificates and specialized programs of study. Free and low-cost public events are also frequently held as part of Extension’s service to the local community.
This program is offered through the UC Berkeley Extension, in collaboration with edX.

About edX

edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins 12/12/2022
  • Any live classes are held online

Can I keep working while studying at Berkeley FinTech Boot Camp?

  • Yes. The program is designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • The program is part time. You will complete it in six months (24 weeks).

How much time do I need to commit to the course?

  • Each week, you will need to commit between 25–30 hours.

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all students career support and coaching, as well as résumé support, interview preparation and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in programming or finance before applying?

  • No programming or finance experience is required; however, it is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics or a related field.

What sets your boot camp apart from others that I can join?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study FinTech without leaving their current job.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies.