Diploma in Applied Financial Technology

With the exciting developments in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and applied optimization, the financial service industry is undergoing profound changes. New and efficient data-driven methods are being employed to address many of the fundamental problems arising in the financial service industry.


Financial Technology (FinTech) is a broad but rapidly-evolving area, covering new predictive analytics methodologies, financial optimization, cyber-currencies, data-driven risk methodologies, cyber-security in finance, new distribution technologies (e.g. blockchain), high-frequency trading methods, and machine applications in finance including the insurance industries.


The Manhattan Institute of Management is pleased to answer market demand by offering, as of April 2020, a diploma program on Applied Financial Technology (or Applied FinTech-AFT) in New York City. This new program will be headed by Dr. Thomas F. Coleman (University of Waterloo, Fellow: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar/tfcolema/home.


This program is for foreign and domestic students with (or soon to receive) a bachelor’s or master’s degree, with some strength in the mathematical sciences, looking to expand their horizons in FinTech.


The program comprises 3 months of class followed by 3 months of internship. Students take classes at MIM and carry out their internship in New York City. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will receive the corresponding Manhattan Institute of Management “Diploma in Applied Financial Technology” certificate of completion.


AFT Program Coursework:

The program includes 6 courses of 30 hours each, of which 4 are required Financial Technology courses and 2 are electives chosen from the MIM list of Finance and Business Administration courses below, based on the student’s previous education and professional experience.

Quarter 1

4 Required Fin Tech Courses:

  • Data Finance 1 (including an introduction to programming in MATLAB)
  • Data Finance 2 (including an introduction to programming in R)
  • Numerical Methods
  • Quantitative Methods

Finance and Business Courses

2 Electives chosen from:

  • Computer Programming
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Investments
  • Case Studies in Financial Engineering
  • Intensive Business English
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • International Marketing
  • Management of International Commercial Operations
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources Management


*Not every elective is offered each quarter

  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Managing Innovation and Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Management & Business Environment
  • Corporate Organization & Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Project Management
  • E-business
  • Business Analytics
  • Database Management Systems

Quarter 2 (for those enrolled in Academic Training)

  • Internship + Business Capstone


Entrance Requirements:

Associate Degree / Bachelor’s Degree
* TOEFL 450 or equivalent (for students coming from a non-English speaking country – see entance requirements)



Enrollment Agreement:

1. Academic Program: 180 Total Instructional Hours (3 months)
2. Academic Training: 420 Total Internship Hours (3 months) + 30 Hours Business Capstone Class




Total Tuition: $9,000*
*$8,000 if Academic program only

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