MS in Financial Engineering Curriculum

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Lehigh University’s College of Business offers a STEM-designated master's degree in financial engineering.

All students enrolled in the MFE Program must successfully complete 36 graduate credit hours in a common set of analytical, financial, and computational courses. The program includes a capstone practicum project with a financial services firm. The students will have first-hand experience solving real-world problems and make final presentations to a group of potential recruiters.

The program design allows students to complete the course requirements on campus or online in two calendar years. The program can be completed in less than two years with approval from a Program Director after a transcript review to determine if the previous coursework taken prior to Lehigh University aligns with a shorter degree completion timeline for the program. Lehigh University undergraduates accepted to the 4+1 Masters in Financial Engineering program have a pathway to complete the graduate degree in one year.  


Curriculum Overview (36 credits)


View more details in the Lehigh Business Graduate Course Catalog


Certificate Programs

Online students are not eligible to pursue certificate programs.

Certificate Programs are available in Data Science & Financial Analytics, Quantitative Risk Management or Financial Operations Research by completing an additional 6-9 credit hours beyond the 36 credit hours required for the degree.

Candidates for the MS in Financial Engineering degree do not need to apply initially for certificate programs - students would meet with the Program Directors to select their certificate choice (if any) once they are enrolled in the program.

Students with equivalent courses from an undergraduate degree program will be given credit for fulfilling the field requirement and will be permitted to replace the credits from the list of approved electives. The program director must approve the student’s choice of electives.

MSFE Curriculum