The Department requires that students achieve grades of B- or higher in each of the four fundamental core courses offered in the first summer. Poor performance in these courses is indicative of inadequate preparation and is very likely to lead to serious problems in completing the program. As a result, students failing to meet this criterion will be asked to withdraw from the program.

Spring 2012
Fall 2013
Summer 2013

For the class of 2013-2014, the MSFE Program requires the completion of 36 points on a full time basis only. Students who started in the summer session (July 9 - August 29, 2013), and continue through the 2013-2014 academic year may complete the program in May 2014, August 2014 or December 2014. All courses are for 3 credits, unless stated otherwise. In addition, the Program requires its students to attend the Financial Engineering Seminar Series and submit learning journals.

The MSFE Program is pleased to launch its new concentration in Computation and Programming for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students interested in pursuing this exciting new concentration are required to take the following electives:

IEORE4726 Program in C++ for Financial Engineering (Summer)
IEORE4729 Advanced Programming for Financial Engineering (Fall)
IEORE4729 Advanced Programming for Financial Engineering 2 (Spring)

The MSFE Program also offers four additional concentrations, including: (1) Finance & Economics; (2) Derivatives; (3) Asset Management; and (4) Computational Finance & Trading Systems.

To facilitate with academic programming, students should complete a 
program plan to be reviewed by their advisor.

The 2013-2014 curriculum is presented below and assumes that the student will complete the degree by May 2014.

Summer 2013, Required Core, 7.5 points
And choose at least (1)
Fall 2013, Required Core, 9 points
Fall Required Semi-Core Elective, 3 points
Spring 2014, Required Core Course & Electives, 12-15 points
Spring Required electives, select from the list below (9 points):

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program (30 points) is intended to enable students with engineering undergraduate degrees to enhance their training in special fields including production planning, inventory control, scheduling, and industrial economics.

All students must take at least 18 points of graduate work in the IEOR Department (denoted by courses with the IEOR designation) and at least 30 points of graduate studies at Columbia.

The Department requires that students in the Program achieve grades of B- or higher in each of the fundamental core courses (IEOR E4004 and IEOR E4106).

Poor performance in these courses is indicative of inadequate preparation and is very likely to lead to serious problems in completing the Program. In addition, students must maintain a cumulative GPA equivalent to a B- during every term enrolled. Students failing to meet these criteria may be asked to withdraw from his/her Program.

MSIE students may choose concentrations in the following areas:

Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering concentration is for students who have an undergraduate engineering degree and are interested in taking a holistic view of engineering and focusing on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed.

MSIE degree candidates are required to satisfy a core program of graduate courses:

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program (30 points) is intended to enable students with engineering undergraduate degrees to enhance their training in special fields including production planning, inventory control, scheduling, and industrial economics.

All students must take at least 18 points of graduate work in the IEOR Department (denoted by courses with the IEOR designation) and at least 30 points of graduate studies at Columbia.

The Department requires that students in the Program achieve grades of B- or higher in each of the fundamental core courses (IEOR E4004 and IEOR E4106).

Poor performance in these courses is indicative of inadequate preparation and is very likely to lead to serious problems in completing the Program. In addition, students must maintain a cumulative GPA equivalent to a B- during every term enrolled. Students failing to meet these criteria may be asked to withdraw from his/her Program.

Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering concentration is for students who have an undergraduate engineering degree and are interested in taking a holistic view of engineering and focusing on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed.

Departmental Courses in Systems Engineering (requires at least two courses from this list)

The MS&E program is a three-semester program which can be completed in a single calendar year. Students enter in the Fall term and can either finish their coursework at the end of the following August, or alternatively, have the option to take the Summer term off (e.g. for an internship) and complete their coursework by the end of the following Fall term. Students are required to take the equivalent of 12 three-credit courses (36 credits), provided they have adequate preparation in the areas of probability/statistics. In the absence thereof, they are required to take one additional three-credit course.

Students must take at least 6 courses within the IEOR Department, 4 to 6 courses at the Business School, and the remaining courses (if any) within the School of Engineering, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Law School, or the Departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. Students in residence during the Summer term take 2 to 4 Business School courses in the third (Summer) semester in order to complete their program.

To facilitate with academic programming, students should complete a program plan to be reviewed by their advisor.

The 2013-2014 curriculum is presented below: 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
The Department requires that students achieve grades of B- or higher in each of the three fundamental core courses. Poor performance in these courses is indicative of inadequate preparation and is very likely to lead to serious problems in completing the program. As a result, students failing to meet this criterion will be asked to withdraw from the program.

Core: SIEO W4150: Introduction to Probability and Statistics must be taken if student has not taken the equivalent previously during the first Fall semester. This course may count as an elective.

Courses with a FINC, DROM or B designation are Business School courses. Courses with IEOR, SIEO and IEME designations are IEOR department courses. "Fall or Spring semester" refers to courses that are offered twice a year (fall and spring) and can be selected either semester.

OTHER ELECTIVES
The remaining electives can be selected from the Business School, the School of Engineering, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Law School, or the Departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.

PRIORITY FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL COURSES
All Business school courses listed above are open to MS&E students. MS&E students will enjoy some priority for other business school courses as described below:

When courses are under-subscribed by Business School students during pre-registration, the courses are normally eligible for cross-registration by students in other schools. MS&E students will receive priority to register for these courses prior to their being made available to students in other programs and Schools. If more MS&E students wish to enroll in a course than there are seats available, the IEOR department will make the decision on the students who will get the spaces (e.g. based on a lottery or GPA). Only if additional space is available after MS&E students have signed up, then these courses will be made available to other cross-registration students at the University.

When courses are subscribed close to capacity during pre-registration, available seats will be open to all students on a first come/first served basis after the first class.

Additional summer electives will be announced shortly.

Core
Semi-Core (Management, Analysis & DRO Electives) At least 2 out of:
Analysis Electives (at least 2 out of):
Decision, Risk and Operations Electives (at least 3 out of):


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