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Financial Technology (FinTech)

Savannah State University is a proud partner of the Georgia FinTech Academy, an online talent development platform developed through collaboration with the University System of Georgia and Georgia’s FinTech industry leaders. Courses and programs developed through the FinTech Academy allow learners to access the specialized educational experiences necessary to enter the FinTech sector regardless of geographic location.

What is FinTech?

FinTech is the technology that makes electronic banking possible including everything from gift cards, debit cards, credit cards,  ATMs, and the phone apps you use to electronically transfer money to your friends or pay bills. FinTech allows you to invest, insure, and bank from your mobile device without ever having to set foot in a building. Courses in financial technology prepare you for a high-demand career in areas such as information technology, cybersecurity, data science, and business.

Did you know Georgia is home to the largest concentration of financial technology companies in the country? Georgia companies process more than 70% of all credit and debit card transactions in the United States. Georgia has truly earned the name “Transaction Alley!”  

FinTech in Georgia:

FinTech Core Courses

For students with a budding interest in FinTech, a good way to explore your interest further is by taking an introductory course as an elective. Sampling courses as electives allows students an opportunity to explore a given subject area as a potential career choice before pursuing that path.

The following courses have been developed by Georgia State University as part of the Georgia FinTech Academy and are available both online and in a hybrid format through USG eMajor.

SSU students, regardless of major, are able to seamlessly register for these classes through our institutional banner system (PAWS) without any transient admission requirements. There are no prerequisite requirements for FinTech courses. A FinTech Certificate will be awarded to SSU students who successfully complete the following three core courses: FTA 4001, FTA 4002 and FTA 4003.

eMajor courses are supported by USG eCampus and offer several benefits to students such as:

Students enrolling in eMajor courses should be aware of the differences between collaborative courses and institutional courses:


For questions about FinTech Programs at Savannah State University, contact:

For questions about eMajor courses, contact USG eMajor at