Financial Engineering

Required courses for this Certificate include: 

    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. This four-course graduate certificate in Financial Engineering is an online, instructor-led, program that provides you with what you need to know in stochastic modeling, optimization, and simulation techniques. 

    The components of financial problem solving are embedded in the methods of applied mathematics, computational techniques, statistical analysis and economic theory. In a Financial Engineering program, those components are directed towards solving problems in securities valuation, risk management, portfolio structuring and regulatory concerns with emphasis on tools and training in stochastic modeling, optimization, and simulation techniques. Financial markets can be viewed as complex systems whose design, implementation, verifiability, reliability and accuracy rely heavily on the spanning communication networks and each node in the system. This in effect lays the burden on the trustworthiness of software and its ability to mirror and propel the growing demand for dealing with ever emerging financial systems complexities. Financial Systems resilience, reliability and agility are a function of the software engineering characteristics underlying their operations.  In financial systems, two broad areas of software applications can be distinguished: the first we will call inter-system infrastructural software (ISIS) and the second is intra-system super structural software (ISSS) with middleware at the interfaces along with well-defined protocols.  To support work force development and research in the ISIS and ISSS arenas, the SSE offers certificates in Software Engineering in Finance and Financial Software Engineering , respectively.

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