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eMajor FinTech Core Courses

A USG eMajor and Georgia FinTech Academy Collaboration

What is FinTech?

FinTech is the technology that makes it possible to electronically transfer money to your friends. It allows you to invest, insure, and bank from your mobile device without ever having to step foot in a building. The highest demand career areas in FinTech are information technology, cybersecurity, data science, and business.

FinTech in Georgia

Did you know Georgia is home to a large concentration of companies in the FinTech space? More than 70% of all credit and debit card transactions in the United States are processed by companies located in Georgia. It has truly earned the name “Transaction Alley”! 

FinTech in Georgia By the Numbers

$72 billion+ annual revenue in GA
160+ financial technology (FinTech) companies
70% of all U.S. payments processed via a company located in GA
50,000 employees+ in FinTech in GA
15 million+ global merchants rely upon GA companies
Estimated need of 5,000+ FinTech pros in GA by 2021

FinTech Core Courses Registration Information

FinTech Course
FTA 4001: Foundations of FinTech*
FTA 4002: Financial Technologies*
FTA 4003: Commercial Banking and FinTech
FTA 4005: Introduction to Financial Data Analytics*
FTA 4100: Introduction to Information Security for FinTech*

*These courses do not satisfy UNG core requirements (areas A-E)

All courses are delivered online via eCampus using a common learning management system interface. Students register at the institution in which they are enrolled. Lead instructors are faculty at Georgia State University and depending on the number of course sections co-instructors may be engaged in delivering the courses.

  • eMajor FinTech Core Courses are $199 per credit hour plus fees (price subject to change without prior notice).
  • Students must complete the eMajor Introduction Quiz before being able to register for an eMajor course.
    • The quiz is a prerequisite for all eMajor courses and only needs to be completed once.
    • Select "FinTech Academy" as the program when asked within the quiz.
  • Registration spots are based on available seats in the FTA courses.
    • FTA course seats are shared with other institutions in the collaborative program. There is an automatic seat balancer for the FTA courses which runs every 10 minutes.
  • There are two course formats for some of the FTA courses: asynchronous and synchronous.
    • Synchronous course sections will require you to attend a virtual class meeting on a specific day and time. The course schedule will show you which section of the course includes synchronous virtual meetings.
  • Students may not withdraw through Banner. Learn more about the eMajor Withdrawal Request.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance registering for the courses through Banner, please contact an eMajor Liaison. If you need assistance with how a course will fit in your plan of study, please contact an Academic Advisor for the Mike Cottrell College of Business.

Mike Cottrell College of Business Advisors

Jaythan Burrell

Mike Cottrell College of Business Advisor
Gainesville Students A-L

Michael McCaffrey 

Mike Cottrell College of Business Advisor
Gainesville M - Z and Oconee Students

Tonya Perry

Mike Cottrell College of Business Advisor
Cumming and Dahlonega Students 

eMajor Liaisons

Merci Rivera

eMajor Liaison 

Cayse Wilson

eMajor Liaison 

eMajor Information

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