The hallmark of the Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE) is the close integration of mathematics and finance with the most recent computational developments. Our MSFE was the first to be established in California, and has long offered a strong curriculum in the foundational skills that will make you successful in industry. Beyond these skills, we embrace the fundamental changes that machine learning is bringing to the modern world.
The MSFE program provides you with the expertise to create and evaluate complex financial products to help you become a strategic leader in the field. You will draw on tools from applied math, statistics, and financial and economic theory which you will convert into (i) software programs in the most modern programming languages and (ii) successful decision-making. Our program ranks among the top financial engineering programs nationally and gives our graduates excellent preparation for careers in portfolio management and risk management in various financial services institutions (banking, hedge funds, and financial technology companies).
The Claremont Colleges are proud to offer small class sizes. The MSFE program embodies this principle. We believe that students learn better with personalized teaching.
- Learn from research faculty and experienced practitioners with expertise in areas such as risk management, derivatives, asset management, and financial information systems among others.
- Get practical experience with the Engineering & Computational Mathematics Clinic program.
- Receive personalized career guidance from staff and faculty, as well access to a formal mentorship program with members of our MSFE Advisory Board.
- This program is STEM designated, allowing international students who hold F-1 visas to apply for OPT work authorizations for a total of 36 months (an initial 1-year period and a 24-month OPT STEM extension) of paid work experience in the U.S. after graduation.
- MSFE alumni go on to leadership roles in some of the most prominent financial firms and companies in the world, such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, AIG, Blackrock, Western Asset Management, and the Capital Group.