Financial Engineering

Why Study Financial Engineering?

In the present-day world, financial markets are the driving force behind the global economy. With each moment, these markets are becoming increasingly powerful, complex and volatile. The precariousness of the financial system during the last decade exposed a glaring need in our ecosystem for individuals who possess the following three major attributes in their skillset:

  • A thorough understanding of the financial markets along with complex financial structures, trading strategies, and derivatives
  • Sophisticated financial mathematical modeling skills along with the prerequisite knowledge of advanced probability, statistics, stochastic processes, and time series analysis
  • A robust experience in programming languages such as C++, C#, Python, Java, and other computational skills related to databases, parallel computing, big data, and data visualization

These skills along with practical know-how can help solve the multifaceted and creative financial challenges of the current and future markets.

Financial Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that combines the above desired attributes of mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, finance, economics, computer programming skills, and systems thinking to solve the financial challenges at the enterprise, and at the systemic levelAt the School of Systems and Enterprise(SSE), Master of Science in Financial Engineering provides our graduates with a fundamental understanding of domains applied in the quantification of financial systems, and knowledge areas that are intrinsic in the structuring of financial products and markets. 

Successful graduates can find employment in fields such as:

  • Quantitative Trading
  • Quantitative Analysis ("Quants")
  • Risk Management
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Complex Derivatives Structuring
  • High Frequency Trading and Analysis
  • Structured Products Sales and Marketing

Why Financial Engineering at SSE?

  • Home to state of the art Hanlon Financial Systems Lab that includes a trading room and Bloomberg terminals
  • Positioned minutes from New York City, the world's financial hub
  • Graduate placements at major financial institutions: Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America
  • World-renowned and industry-connected faculty 

Message from the Program Director

The demand on Wall Street has never been higher for people with strong expertise in mathematical methods, computational tools, computer programming, and systems thinking. At SSE, the Master's degree in Financial Engineering balances academic rigor through a technically challenging curriculum, with practical applications, and provides students with a real world, hands-on educational and research experience that make them highly successful in the world of high finance.

Dr. Khaldoun Khashanah, Program Director, Financial Engineering and Distinguished Service Professor

 
 
 
 

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