Finance @ Stevens

Connecting the Classroom and the Financial World

At both the baccalaureate and master’s levels, Finance @ Stevens is committed to promoting quality teaching that requires rigor, relevance, and a thorough exploration of the application of business knowledge in an ever-changing business environment.

Through the FSC we desire to assist students, faculty, executives and the community to better understand the growing flow of financial data and to manage the impact of that flow on financial markets.

 

Academic Programs

The structure and schedule of the facility is tied to courses and research projects in several disciplines, especially finance engineering, quantitative methods, systems security engineering, software engineering and computer science. Explore these pages to find out more about this unique resource available to students.

Undergraduate

Quantitative Finance

Interview with Program Director George Calhoun

Stevens Institute of Technology offers one of the first four-year undergraduate program of its kind, in Quantitative Finance. B.S. in Quantitative Finance provides students with the skill levels equivalent to what would be expected from the graduate of a premier masters degree program in financial engineering. A relatively young field, Quantitative Finance is just 10-15 years old and until now has been offered exclusively at the Master’s and PhD level. Stevens’ revolutionary undergraduate program is designed specifically for students wishing to apply scientific and engineering methods and techniques to transform financial markets.

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Business & Technology

The Business & Technology curriculum focuses on developing bold, transformational, globally-minded leaders who are equally comfortable in the world of business and the realm of technology. Students are given a broad educational foundation, which includes courses in all the business core disciplines (e.g., finance, accounting, marketing, international business) as well as courses in liberal arts and sciences. Students also have the opportunity to concentrate in a particular business area through the selection of a business concentration. What differentiates our program is that students also take a technology concentration in a technology area outside the business school. Another unique aspect of our curriculum is the emphasis on integrators, which help promote a ‘big picture’ understanding of how the business and technology coursework fits together.

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Graduate

Finance

In a very short period of time, technology has changed everything about the finance industry, from how deals are completed to the risk and regulatory compliance demanded of companies. Whether you've been in finance for two years or 20 years, you can feel technology moving the ground under your feet. The M.S. in Finance degree program was created to give managers and aspiring managers a deeper look at the interplay between traditional financial disciplines and technology, to help graduates create smart, technology-driven strategy that opens up new opportunities, manages risks and abides by regulatory standards.

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Financial Engineering

Stevens Financial Engineering Program featured in Reuters Special Report

The vast complexity of financial markets compels industry to look for experts who not only understand how they work, but also posses the mathematical knowledge to uncover their patterns and the computer skills to exploit them. To achieve success, banking and securities industries must come to grips with securities valuation, risk management, portfolio structuring, and regulation-knowledge embracing applied mathematics, computational techniques, statistical analysis, and economic theory. The goal of the degree is to produce graduates who can make pricing, hedging, trading, and portfolio-management decisions in the financial services enterprise.

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MBA - Finance concentration

The Stevens MBA offers a technology focus that makes it instantly applicable for technical professionals looking to change careers or move into management. It puts a premium on flexibility — classes are taken online or at a schedule convenient to you — relevance to your career, the development of creativity and communication skills, and the ability to manage complex operations with the quick thinking of an entrepreneur. The concentration in Finance allows students interested in this industry to take a deeper dive into venture capital, derivatives and investment management, ensuring they are prepared to lead in this area.

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Systems Security Engineering

With the increasing reliance on networked computers in the military and in contemporary society, end-to-end security of information is now of paramount importance. Indeed, as noted by John Brennan, Special Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, "The national security and economic health of the United States depend on the security, stability, and integrity of our Nation's cyberspace, both in the public and private sectors." Unfortunately, neither the public nor private sector is prepared for the task. Reports of breaches to our nation's information infrastructure are becoming increasingly common, effecting everything from our nation's energy grid to networked weapons platforms. Systems security has evolved from being simply an IT issue to one that directly impacts the nation's stature and well-being. Current and emerging opportunities in security require a systems approach, which integrates the traditional disciplines of computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics, with economics and policy within a systems framework. The Systems Security Engineering program is designed to prepare both government and private sector systems professionals to thwart both current and emerging threats using systems security engineering methods, tools, and processes. It is a unique program that focuses on outcomes rather than checklists to meet goals for systems security and information assurance.

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Software Engineering

At Stevens, we offer flexible Master's Degrees and Graduate Certificates for current and aspiring software engineering practitioners. Our courses teach you the latest and best software engineering skills and theory, to allow you to effectively architect, build, and maintain both large and small scale systems. The Master of Science program in Software Engineering (SSW) emphasizes the skills needed to apply software technologies to the realization of software products on time, within budget and with known quality. It is a systems-oriented approach to building software products and embedded software in other products.

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PhD Financial Engineering

Stevens Financial Engineering Program featured in Reuters Special Report

The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to develop your ability to perform research or high-level design in Financial Engineering. Admission to the doctoral program is made through the SSE Graduate Admissions Committee, based on review of the candidate's scholastic record. A master's degree is generally required before a student is admitted to the doctoral program. Master's level academic performance must reflect the candidate's ability to pursue advanced studies and perform independent research. For more details on the Doctoral Program and Requirements, please click below.

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