Financial engineering and quantitative financial economics are two relatively new fields of finance with an abundance of opportunities for those who love to deal with challenging quantitative problems on a daily basis. Because this is not a saturated space there are plenty of job opportunities for talented individuals. This career field is ideal for two types of students.
Students entering the program from engineering, physics, mathematics and statistics have highly developed analytical abilities and the MSQFE program will provide you with the financial insight you need to succeed in complicated financial markets.
Students entering the program with a background in business and economics tend to have a better understanding of the context of financial applications are benefited by the refinement of their analytical abilities in the MSQFE program.
The MSQFE curriculum is sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of both groups of students.
The MSQFE program is considered a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field. An international student with F-1 visa in a STEM field may have Optional Practical Training for up to 29 months during which they can work in the United States in a field directly related to the student’s major area of study.