The IEOR Department offers a specialized curriculum for professionals in the field of Financial Engineering. 

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Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar

Our program also hosts a popular Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar on Monday nights, at which Wall Street and industry practitioners present seminars on their recent research or particular specialty, and where students can hear firsthand about life in the financial world.

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Columbia Engineering Masters Financial Engineering NYC

Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field involving financial theory, engineering methods, mathematical tools, and programming. At Columbia, the FE Program provides full-time training in the application of engineering methodologies and quantitative methods in finance. It is designed for students who wish to work in industries such as securities, banking, and financial management and consulting, or general manufacturing and service firms.

The first half of our program is devoted to tools of the trade and their use in modeling financial markets and instruments. The MSFE curriculum includes courses in stochastic processes, optimization, numerical techniques, Monte Carlo simulation, and data analysis. Students make use of these methods in portfolio theory, derivatives valuation, and financial risk analysis.

The second half gives students an opportunity to take more advanced courses or study specialized topics, ranging from models of the term structure of interest rates to a study of the implied volatility smile, as well as a course on applications programming for financial engineering. Students can also choose from a variety of courses on particular markets and their models (eg, mortgage-backed securities or credit-risk modeling).

In addition to courses within the engineering school, students can also take electives from various schools within the university, such as the Graduate School of Business, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, and the School of International and Public Affairs.

Note: This program does not lead to NYS professional engineering licensure. For more information, see: