Experts in engineering, management, and communications often possess the superb technical skills required of their fields. But specialization can also limit the scope of a career. Knowledge of financial markets can erase those limitations.

At the School of Engineering, we complement your professional capabilities with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of finance. The Certificate in Financial Engineering program bridges financial theory and real-world practice, arming you with the market and product knowledge you’ll need to elevate your career.

Learn the intricacies of the financial marketplace, industry terms, and the foundational principles on which the industry rests, and implement dynamic strategies in the complex and developing markets divisions of financial services firms

Admission Requirements

You must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to be considered for admission. You are expected to have superior mathematical talent. Students with degrees in non-financial-related disciplines may be admitted, possibly with undergraduate deficiencies, at the discretion of departmental advisers. You are also required to take the GRE (GMAT can be substituted, but GRE is strongly preferred) and are expected to have knowledge of spreadsheets. The following prerequisites are also required:

  • Calculus - MA 1124 or equivalent
  • Probability and statistics - MA 2212 and MA 2222 or equivalent
  • Linear algebra - MA 2012 or equivalent
  • Exposure to computer-programming languages

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