While common financial engineering problems involve identifying and managing financial risk in asset portfolios and the pricing of financial derivatives, countless other applications exist in proprietary security trading operations, healthcare, energy (oil and gas), regulatory agencies, and other fields where risk is an important concern.
Jointly administered by two distinctive departments, the MSFE program trains students for employment opportunities in asset management companies (including mutual funds and hedge funds), insurance companies, and corporate treasury departments, and prepares students for the a long-term trend in financial services around the globe to allocate capital using much more quantitative methods.
Our dedicated and professional Career Services staff stands ready to help meet the needs of both MSFE students and recruiters. Students in the program benefit from a wide range of services to guide them through their job search and assist them in meeting their career goals. Recruiters seeking to hire financial engineering talent can post positions, request resume books and participate in on-campus recruiting fairs or specialized on-campus interviewing.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT)
The MS Financial Engineer Program offers OPT and CPT to International Students that wish to pursue employment in the U.S.
For information on the Grainger Engineering CPT policy and instructions, please visit their website.
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services handles all CPT/OPT requests. You can find more information on their website.