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Financial Technology

Available: Winter

Program Description

The Financial Technology Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to respond to industry demand by providing students the unique set of skills needed to work with the innovative and disruptive technologies used in the financial services sector. Students will be introduced to financial services and products, privacy management, financial ledger technology, cybersecurity, web application and mobile development as well as business management. Throughout the program, students gain knowledge in subjects such as product development and entrepreneurship while developing an understanding of privacy, ethics and the regulatory landscape in which financial technology innovation exists.

What You'll Study

  • Financial Services and Products
  • Privacy Management and Identity Theft
  • Data Analytics in Financial Services
  • Financial Services Regulatory Landscape and RegTech
  • Fintech Web Application Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mobile Development
  • Fintech Entrepreneurship and Start-up Strategies
  • Digital Ledgers and Cryptocurrencies

Note: This program is completed by distance with three one week-long residential sessions in Toronto scheduled at the beginning of the program, between terms and at the end of the program. Distance classes will run via web conferencing at scheduled times to allow working professionals to complete the program.  A computer (recent model, recommended less than 2 years old) with internet access and up-to-date Windows, MacOS, or Linux operating system.  A webcam and use of a headset is recommended for using the video conferencing technology.

As an International student you are required to have a study permit for the three residency periods. International students in the FNT program do not qualify to work while in Canada and do not qualify for a post-graduation work permit. Also see: Study permits: Other considerations.



2 Semesters (1 Year)

Credential Awarded

Graduate Certificate

Your Career

Positions in this field continue to evolve and grow.  Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to be employed in areas such as data analytics, Fintech product development and management, and as application developers for digital innovations in financial services.

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

This is cross-disciplinary program.  Successful applicants will have one of the following:

  • Ontario university or college degree – Bachelor of Commerce – (or equivalent) in finance or financial services; or an Ontario college diploma (or equivalent) in finance with a minimum three full years of experience in financial services. For the latter, a resume and references will be required.
  • Ontario university or college degree (or equivalent) in computer science or software engineering; or an Ontario college diploma (or equivalent) in computer programming with a minimum three full years of experience in financial services. For the latter, a resume and references will be required.

We will consider applicants with five years of full time experience in financial services. A resume and references will be required.

Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency at the Graduate Certificate level.

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

To Be Announced

Program Chair

Karen Murkar 416.491.5050 ext. 22337

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network