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Create machine learning models and derive insights from data

Professional Certificate in
Machine Learning and Finance

What you will learn

  • Develop a strong understanding of common applications of machine learning in finance
  • Learn how to successfully use Classical Machine Learning techniques like Regression and Classification
  • Identify neural networks and deep learning techniques and architectures and their applications in finance
  • Build a deeper understanding of supervised learning (regression and classification) and unsupervised learning, and the appropriate applications of both
  • Construct machine learning models to solve practical problems in finance

Competitive organizations need teams who can leverage massive and complex datasets, deriving insights that are strategic and actionable. In the financial sector, machine learning has emerged as one of the most critical tools for decision-making. Whether it’s streamlining operations, informing investment decisions, or assessing risk, finance professionals with machine learning skills that improve decision making will have a discernible competitive advantage.

In this professional certificate program, you will learn the key skills for constructing machine learning models, and using data to inform decisions. Whether you are a trader, financial analyst or programmer; whether your focus is on portfolio management or quantitative analytics, you will acquire the skills to apply both Classical Machine Learning and Neural Network/Deep Learning solutions to problems in finance. As important: you will learn a systematic approach to problem solving through data analysis, increasing your value in the emerging data-driven world. Combined with both theory and practical advice, you will be well positioned for solving the supervised and unsupervised learning tasks that will be critically important to all organizations.

The urgent demand for machine learning in finance is only going to grow. But the skills you will develop in this program are key to decision making in many other domains as well. Having these skills will enhance your value in many industries and will be invaluable to your career.

Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
4 - 6 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. NYUx's Machine Learning and Finance Professional Certificate

  2. 4–6 hours per week, for 7 weeks

    Learn a systemic approach to utilizing classical machine learning models and techniques to gain insights from data sets, and master the tools used in this task.

  3. 4–6 hours per week, for 7 weeks

    Expand your machine learning toolkit to include deep learning techniques, and learn about their applications within finance.

    • According to Burning Glass Labor Insights, there were over 150,000 jobs in the U.S. between 2019-2020 for Financial Analysts, with projected growth of 10% over the next 10 years
    • Financial technologies are becoming increasingly valuable particularly for companies that operate in areas like insurance, payments, asset management, and personal finance management, and these skills will be even more relevant in the next few years
    • Machine learning and financial technology in general have become more than a disruptor in the finance industry; adoption of FinTech services has grown to 64% of surveyed companies, up from just 16% in 2015 (source: EY Global FinTech Adoption Index 2019)

Meet your instructor
from New York University (NYUx)

Ken Perry
Adjunct Professor
New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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