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Student Clubs and Events

Cornell FinTech Club

First undergraduate student organization for

all things fintech at Cornell University Supported

by Fintech at Cornell, an Initiative of the SC Johnson College of Business


Blockchain and Innovation Club


This Johnson MBA club offers opportunities to network with specialists from the fintech industry and to engage in blockchain-based business initiatives.

2022 Avalenche Hackathon


An exciting event hosted by the first all-encompassing fintech club for undergraduates at Cornell University, taking place from April 29 to May 1, 2022. Sponsored by Ava Labs, Fintech at Cornell, and The Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3), this hackathon aims to spark innovation by introducing participants to fintech concepts and the Avalanche blockchain platform. The event was open to Cornell undergraduate students, attendees can participate as mentors, judges, or workshop hosts/speakers, while hacking teams will compete for prizes based on criteria such as overall project quality, technical feasibility, and presentation. Find more at the event website.

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Course Offerings

Cornell Courses Related to Digital Economics, FinTech, and Data Science

List of Courses (as of Spring 2023)

Cornell FinTech Intensive


An immersive program designed to empower students with practical knowledge and skills in the burgeoning financial technology sector, this comprehensive program was initiated by Prof. Drew Pascarella and further developed by Prof. Peter Balnaves. Now under the leadership of Ms. Margaret Kinsley, this intensive equips students with the tools needed to excel in finance, tech companies, or entrepreneurship. Through a series of four industry-specific courses during the first seven weeks of the spring semester, participants gain exposure to startup ideas, technical concepts, and real-world case studies, while working in integrated teams drawn from Cornell's residential MBA programs. Engaging in hands-on projects and collaborating with peers, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the FinTech landscape, preparing them for a successful career in this rapidly evolving field. Discover more about the Cornell FinTech Intensive by visiting the official website.

Cornell Digital Marketing Intensive

Cornell Digital Marketing Intensive is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of brand strategy, creativity, and data analytics in the ever-evolving digital landscape. This program is tailored for those seeking careers in digital marketing with advertisers, digital agencies, e-commerce firms, or tech companies. Through a carefully curated curriculum, students will engage with industry leaders, explore cutting-edge platforms and analytical tools, and work on live case studies and real-world projects. Spanning the first seven weeks of the spring semester, the intensive features a blend of lectures, hands-on learning, and collaboration, preparing students to excel in the dynamic world of digital marketing. To find out more about this transformative learning experience, please visit the official website.

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