Fintech at Cornell

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Fintech at Cornell
Shaping the Future of How Fintech Shapes Business

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is among the world’s most influential leaders in fintech research, education, and industry engagement.

We are preparing students and empowering established scholars to understand this disruptive financial transformation and realize its great potential—across nearly every sector and well ahead of today’s trends and technologies.

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Animation: FINTECH, More than Finance. Where disruption meets incredible innovation potential—across industries, within business functions, and among global markets. Financial technology is transforming how businesses operate and how consumers engage with them. Business intelligence. Customer analytics. Robo-investing. Artificial intelligence. Marketing analytics. Cryptocurrency. High-frequency training. Central bank digital currencies. Economic data science. Big data. Blockchain. Machine learning. Digital technology. Peer-to-peer lending.

Heading: Faculty Strength

SC Johnson College faculty are among the influential voices defining fintech’s power and promise at every scale—from small business to the global economy.

Will Cong

Rudd Family Professor of Management
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Maureen O'Hara

Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Elena Belavina

Associate Professor of Operations, Technology, and Information Management
The Nolan School

Eswar Prasad

Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of International Trade Policy
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Andrew Karolyi seated at a table

Johnson included in top fintech rankings

Johnson’s MBA programs recently received top recognition in two publications for its strengths in finance, fintech, and tech-sector business.

Read More: Top fintech ratings for Johnson MBA

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Research: Regulation is vital for future of cryptocurrency industry

Regulation and regulatory policy play a critical role in the health and longevity of cryptocurrency markets, according to a first-of-its-kind comprehensive study of cryptocurrency trading activity, from Professor Will Cong and his co-authors.

Read More: Study on Cryptocurrency Trading Activity

Power Network

Cornell’s broad network of fintech collaborators—within higher education and across the industry—generates knowledge that has direct business benefits.

We aim to become the global, open nexus of fintech insight by preparing tomorrow’s fintech leaders, creating and sharing groundbreaking research, and serving as the hub of engagement for industry practitioners, research scholars, and students.


Infographic: How we collaborate: We accelerate fintech knowledge at Cornell and beyond, We contribute expertise for industry impact, We connect business leaders with emerging fintech talent, We translate fintech insights into real business value

Our Partners

We are pleased to announce Fintech at Cornell’s inaugural sponsoring partners and newest members of our growing network. With generous support from Moody’s and Fiserv, the college of business will be able to engage our expertise in the industry and in the growing educational field around fintech.


News and Insights
Johnson BusinessFeed

Bitcoin drops below $43,000 on El Salvador’s first day using it

September 7, 2021

Fintech expert Professor Will Cong comments on Bitcoin's value drop, an event that happened on El Salvador's first day of using the cryptocurrency as legal tender.

Dyson BusinessFeed

The Brutal Truth About Bitcoin

June 14, 2021

Professor Eswar Prasad authors a New York Times op-ed on the consequences of bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Five myths about cryptocurrency

May 20, 2021

In his Washington Post op-ed, Professor Eswar Prasad says the ingenious technological innovations underpinning cryptocurrencies will transform the nature of money and finance.

Upcoming Fintech at Cornell Events

Fintech at Cornell Heading: Connect

Contact us for more information or partnership opportunities:

Peter Krieger, executive director of external relations
pk286@cornell.edu

Fintech at Cornell is an initiative of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.