MS in Financial Engineering Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs in the MS in Financial Engineering Program

The MS in Financial Engineering Program offers three certificate programs to candidates in the program. Certificates are available in Data Science & Financial Analytics, Quantitative Risk Management or Financial Operations Research and may be earned by completing an additional 6-9 credit hours beyond the 30 credit hours required for the degree. Candidates for the MS in Financial Engineering degree do not need to apply initially for certificate programs. Students meet with any Program Director to select their certificate choice (if any) once they are enrolled in the program.

Certificate programs enhance skills and development by allowing additional exploration in three main functional areas.  

The three MS in Financial Engineering Certificate Programs are:

1. Data Science & Financial Analytics Certificate 

This certificate provides students with a unique skill set preparing them for careers in the interdisciplinary field of Data Science and Financial Analytics, with particular application to the financial services industry.  Skills developed include working with massive data sets, data-driven analytical methodologies, SAS and R programming, Data Mining, and Machine Learning.

To complete this certificate, students must complete the following coursework:

One of the two courses below:

One of the two data-­intensive Finance courses below:

2. Quantitative Risk Management Certificate

This certificate trains students in the quantitative methodologies and regulatory practices that are essential for risk management functions within a financial institution. Prepares students for and reinforces material from the FRM examination.  The Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation is the premier certification for professionals in financial risk management. 

To complete this certificate, students must complete the following coursework:

One of the following MATH/STAT courses:

3. Financial Operations Research Certificate

The certificate will provide students with an understanding of the fundamental techniques underlying Operations Research that are of ubiquitous use in all areas of business today like Linear Programming, Game Theory, Dynamic Programming, Integer Programming, Nonlinear Programming, and Machine Learning.

To complete this certificate, students must complete the following coursework:

Two electives from the following courses:

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