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  • Locations: Boston, MA, United States; New York, NY, United States;
  • Program Terms: B term
  • Project Center Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WPI applicants only
  • Estimated Expenses: B term
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
B term 2018-2019 11/07/2017 02/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Project Opportunities: MQP Active Since: 2000
Director: Kevin Sweeney Center Highlights: Domestic, Urban
Housing Type: Self Catered Apartment Program Preparation: 1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure
Program Eligibility: Students on academic probation are ineligible Major Eligibility: Actuarial Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management Engineering, Mathematical Sciences
Visa Requirements: Not Applicable
Program Description:

fintech

WPI FinTech Project Center (MQP)

Location and Culture
Program Dates
Housing and Meals
Project Opportunities
Cost and Billing
Health and Safety


Location and Culture          

The FinTech Collaborative is an interdisciplinary initiative of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) focused on creating a more cohesive academic and institutional strategy to support the creation, implementation, and commercialization of innovative and thoughtful financial technology (FinTech) in the evolving  financial sector.  Students participating in the WPI FinTech Project Center work in New York City or Boston, MA.  FinTech refers to technology enabled financial solutions. It is often seen today as the new marriage of financial services and information technology.  

Housing and Meals

Students will be housed in either New York City or Boston, MA.  More information will be provided in the prep term.

Program Dates

Students must arrive on or before the posted start date and stay through the posted end date of the program.  Dates will be posted at the top of this page. WPI housing will be available from the start date to the end date.  If students plan to arrange any personal travel before or after the program, they will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing. 

Project Opportunities

Past students have:

  • Risk reduction - Improving risk reporting and technology at Lehman Brothers for country and credit risk

  • Information sharing - Enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of information sharing practices for trading support teams in the Global Credit Products division of Bank of America

  • Client services - Identifying best practices in client service at New York and London branches of Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage

Cost and Billing

Students will be billed the following fees by WPI for the WPI semester they are away.  These will be billed to you on the regular WPI billing cycle (i.e. Fall semester, and Spring semester). 

  • WPI Tuition and Fees
  • WPI Housing Fee (if applicable)
  • WPI Meal Plan (if applicable, reduced for term away)
  • Global Projects Program Housing and Program Fee (for applicable programs)

In addition to this, students should budget for the following while away:

  • Local transportation
  • Airfare (if applicable)
  • Food
  • Tourist activities and incidentals
  • Project related incidentals

A breakdown of all estimated expenses can be found here: Estimated Expenses 

Health and Safety 

WPI is committed to the health, safety, and security of all students who participate in our programs. While off-campus study can present unique challenges and inherent risks, we believe that careful research and diligent planning are keys to a safe and rewarding project experience. WPI utilizes several key resources to understand the risks of travel in the countries where we operate, and we urge you to consult these same resources as you research your intended destination.  You can also discuss questions and concerns about your travel plans with on-campus resources such as the IGSD, the Student Health Center, the Office of Disability Services, and the Student Development and Counseling Center. It very important that you consider your own health requirements as you review what sites are most interesting to you.