Today's complex financial markets require experts who not only understand how the markets work, but who also have the mathematical knowledge to uncover patterns and the technological skills to exploit them.

In the current marketplace, companies look for individuals who possess the following four attributes:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of financial data modeling in the rapidly growing field of financial services analytics, which involves creating data-driven decision-making analytic tools for the financial services industry.
  • Expertise in programming languages such as C++, C#, Python, Java and other computational skills related to databases, parallel computing, big data and data visualization.

The master's in Financial Engineering combines the desired attributes of mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, finance, economics, computer programming skills and systems thinking to solve the financial challenges at the enterprise and the systemic level. The program provides students 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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Top recruiters in financial engineering

Goldman Sachs




High-tech financial center offers a degree of prestige

Finance and technology programs at Stevens benefit from the Hanlon Financial Systems Center, a one-of-a-kind teaching and research facility that's home to two labs outfitted with the latest in analytical and visualization tools.