Whether you daydream about starting your own company or working for someone else’s, an M.B.A. degree may be the ticket to a career in financial technology, according to FindMBA, a global online M.B.A. directory.

“Everyone from banks to money managers and all firms in-between are scrambling to make sense of fintech [and] how it will impact or disrupt their business model,” FindMBA said on its website. “That means demand for both talent and education is extremely high. MBAs in fintech provide both, and many [colleges] have dedicated fintech courses written into the syllabus.”

“Artificial intelligence is a game-changer in financial services ... creating a huge demand for students with finance and tech skills,” Zach Harris, co-founder and president of CalPolyFinTech (CPF), a fintech M.B.A. program affiliated with Orfalea College of Business and Cal Poly College of Engineering, wrote in a recent blog post. 

Harris went to say that because fintech companies, powered by innovations within artificial intelligence, were transforming processes, products, services, and business models in the financial world, the roles of the finance worker are drastically changing as well, as are the recruiting needs of companies hiring business students.

“The finance and business workforce of the future will look very different than it does today due to fintech, and business schools must learn to adapt for students to stay competitive in a data-driven world,” he said.

Here, in no particular order or ranking, are FindMBA’s 10 top MBA concentrations in FinTech for 2020:

Cornell University – Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Ithaca, N.Y.

This Ivy League school has designed its M.B.A. fintech concentration around practical experience in order to prepare students for careers in finance, technology or entrepreneurship, according to FindMBA. At the conclusion of their course, students partiicpate in a business plan pitch competition by presenting their venture ideas to a panel of professional venture capitalists.