MS in Financial Engineering Curriculum
All students enrolled in the MS in Financial Engineering Program must successfully complete 30 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 in one or two calendar years, provided the set of prerequisites are met.
MS in Financial Engineering Curriculum Overview
Analytical Core required courses:
Select one of the following Statistics courses:
Select one of the following computation modeling courses:
Select one of the following Industrial Engineering courses:
Finance Core required courses:
- Advanced Investments (Fixed Income - spring; 3 credits)
- Derivatives and Risk Management (fall; 3 credits)
- Advanced Topics in Financial Management (Risk Management - spring, 3 credits)
Computing Core required course:
Certificate Programs are available in Data Science & Financial Analytics, Quantitative Risk Management or Financial Operations Research by completing an additional two courses for a total of 36 credit hours.
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.
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