Financial Engineering (MSFE)

Columbia Engineering Masters in Financial Engineering

The FE Program at Columbia exemplifies a premier avenue for financial engineering and financial technology education. Delivering immersive full-time training, the program empowers students with the application of engineering methodologies and quantitative techniques in finance and Fin Tech. Guided by a distinguished faculty comprising experts and industry veterans, the program fosters a skill set primed for success in various financial roles. Moreover, the program embraces the evolving landscape of finance by incorporating machine learning, AI, and cutting-edge Fin Tech solutions. This integration underscores graduates' adaptability, equipping them not only with a profound grasp of financial theories but also with the practical proficiency to harness the latest financial technology. Armed with these insights, graduates emerge ready to design robust strategies, harness data-driven insights, and navigate the intricacies of modern financial markets using the power of financial technology.

The Master of Science in Financial Engineering program is STEM-certified and eligible for F-1 STEM OPT extension.

What is Financial Engineering?

Financial engineering is a dynamic and interdisciplinary field that combines mathematical and quantitative techniques with financial principles to conceive and craft innovative financial products, strategies, and solutions. Through the fusion of advanced mathematical and computational methods, along with the transformative capabilities of machine learning and artificial intelligence, financial engineering tackles intricate challenges within the realm of finance.

At its core, financial engineering aims to enhance financial decision-making, proficiently manage risk, and generate value for individuals, businesses, and institutions navigating the complexities of financial markets. This field thrives on ingenuity and analytical problem-solving, addressing diverse needs across sectors like asset management, banking, hedge funds, private equity, insurance, financial technology/services, and consulting.