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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

Students must register for both the FinTech (FTA) course and the UNG co-requisite.

FinTech Course UNG Co-Requisite
FTA 4001: Foundations of FinTech* FINC 3499: Special Topics in Finance*
FTA 4002: Financial Technologies* CSCI 3900C: Selected Topics*
FTA 4005: Introduction to Financial Data Analytics* BUSA 3999: Special Topics in Business*
FTA 4100: Introduction to Information Security for FinTech* CSCI 2903: Special Topics in Computer Science*

*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.

  • 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
jaythan.burrell@ung.edu
678-717-4927

Michael McCaffrey 

Mike Cottrell College of Business Advisor
Gainesville M - Z and Oconee Students
michael.mccaffrey@ung.edu
678-717-3681

Tonya Perry

Mike Cottrell College of Business Advisor
Cumming and Dahlonega Students
tonya.perry@ung.edu 
706-867-2968

eMajor Liaisons

Merci Rivera

eMajor Liaison
merci.rivera@ung.edu 
706-867-2518

Cayse Wilson

eMajor Liaison
cayse.wilson@ung.edu 
678-717-2385

eMajor Information

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