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MSFE ranked #5 best Financial Engineering Program by the TFE Times in 2019

MSFE ranked #5 best Financial Engineering Program by the TFE Times in 2019

Why Choose Financial Engineering at ILLINOIS

MSFE at Illinois is a 3 semester STEM designated program

The objective of the MSFE program is to provide students with exposure to the latest in theory and techniques in the financial markets and apply their knowledge even before graduation with real world projects

Financial Engineering is the application of quantitative methods to the analysis of financial markets and financial products

The quantitative techniques include: Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Data Analytics

The applications include the search for profitable opportunities as well as deriving solutions to financial problems

FE involves the measurement, management, mitigation and transfer of risk

The US capital markets are the most dynamic and exciting in the world

The derivatives market in Chicago are the most innovative in the world

Recent Practicums have been with CME Group, Morgan Stanley, Google, BMO (Harris), Axis Re, Market Axess, CTC, The University of Illinois' Treasury Office, Peak6 and Principal Financial.

Students apply Optimization, Data Science, Neural Networks, Machine Learning and the basic Mathematics in real time with these projects

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Rankings and Affiliations

International Association for Quantitative Finance - Academic Program Affiliate Member Master of Finance Degrees top 25 programs US News and World Reports Best Grad Schools for Engineering Best Value School, Best ROI: Public Universities Midwestern US Region
TFE Times Best Rankings badge International Association for Quantitative Finance - 2015 IAQF Case Competition Student Team Winner Best Quant Programs by QuantNet Ranked Top 30 for 2017