Luis Ortega '13
An associate vice president at Prudential, Luis still uses lessons from his Stevens degrees in getting the job done.
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:
"Stevens has one of the best teaching facilities and faculties for financial engineering. And proximity to New York, one of the biggest hubs for finance is a definite plus."
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.