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Academic programs built around the Hanlon Center emphasize both the use of high-tech tools and the development of collaborative and leadership skills.

Stevens recognizes that to be effective, sophisticated leaders, professionals must be apply to apply data-driven insights to essential management principles, and find and leverage new technologies to create opportunities. Finance programs at the School of Business leverage the Hanlon Financial Systems Center and its world-class lab facilities to immerse students in these technologies and prepare them for a world in which they'll need to think critically about data and use analytical methods to solve problems. Because of the Hanlon Center and its labs, courses in these programs can incorporate the kinds of emerging technologies that are redefining what's possible in this industry.

Employers in every industry category value Stevens for its leadership in preparing students to become forward-thinking managers able to leverage technology to attack missions with fearlessness and challenge conventional wisdom about the way in which business gets done.

 

Program descriptions

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B.S. in Quantitative Finance

This program emphasizes business, math, finance and computer science, preparing students to understand and seize new opportunities across industry categories. The discipline spans the management of pension funds and insurance companies, to the control of operational risks for manufacturing and consumer products companies, to modeling the behavior of financial markets.

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B.S. in Business, Finance major

Students in this program develop the skills needed to pursue careers at financial institutions, in government or in the finance departments at large employers. Upon graduation, many students quickly find work as financial analysts, consultants and valuation analysts, among others.

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MBA-Finance

The Stevens MBA, ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report for full-time employment at graduation, offers a popular concentration in Finance. This concentration combines the general knowledge of the MBA with a four-course specialty in derivatives, investment management, venture capital and corporate finance. This program offers a four-course specialty in financial topics like derivatives, investment management, venture capital and corporate finance to the broad-based Stevens MBA.

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M.S. in Finance

This master’s program teaches the methods needed to obtain a management position in the finance department of a company, or to climb the ladder in the financial sector; it encourages a quantitative, analytical way of thinking about problems that will allow aspiring managers to stay ahead of trends in the industry and create value in high-visibility areas.

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M.S. in Financial Analytics

This master’s program focuses on advanced development in financial analytics, covering fundamental data processing, machine learning, statistical modeling and optimization. Targeting broader financial services and the financial technology industry, the program enables graduates to handle complex financial data, build advanced analytical models, deliver effective visualization products and utilize cloud-based data-driven analytics technology.

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M.S. in Financial Engineering

This nationally ranked program combines mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, finance, economics, computer programming skills and systems thinking, preparing students to solve the financial challenges at the enterprise and the systemic level. The program provides students with a fundamental understanding of domains applied in the quantification of financial systems and knowledge that is intrinsic in the structuring of financial products and markets.

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Ph.D. in Business Administration-Finance

This concentration in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program encourages students to conduct creative, innovative research in finance. The program provides a strong background in basic disciplines, particularly management and economic theory, computational methods, research methodology, and statistical methods. The concentration in finance provides additional background in finance.

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Ph.D. in Financial Engineering

As the first financial engineering doctoral program to be developed in the nation, this program is designed to prepare students to perform research or high-level design in financial engineering. The program gives graduates substantial expertise in portfolio optimization, financial standards, systemic risk, behavioral finance, microstructure finance, investment banking, data analytics and securities trading.

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