Programs Master’s Master’s Programs MS in Financial Engineering

Master of Science in Financial Engineering


Spring 2023:
September 15, 2022

Fall 2023:
December 15, 2022


The objective of the MS in Financial Engineering program is the training of graduate students with engineering, applied mathematics or physics backgrounds in the application of mathematical and engineering tools to finance.

This multidisciplinary education program involves the Viterbi School of Engineering, the Marshall School of Business and the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics). Financial engineering uses tools from finance and economics, engineering, applied mathematics, and statistics to address problems such as derivative securities valuation, strategic planning and dynamic investment strategies, risk management, etc. Graduates with these skills are of interest to investment and commercial banks, trading companies, hedge funds, insurance companies, corporate risk managers, and regulatory agencies etc.

International Students: This program is eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings, and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A minimum of 33 units is required for the MS in Financial Engineering degree
  • Every plan of study requires prior written approval by the contact faculty of the program
  • Required courses: 18 units
  • 2 advisor-approved electives in the areas of finance, business, and economics: 6-8 units
  • 2 advisor-approved electives in the areas of optimization, simulations, and stochastic systems: 6-8 units
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation

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Published on July 7th, 2017

Last updated on March 13th, 2023