Master of Financial Engineering Program

What Is the MFE?

The Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) degree is a one-year graduate degree offered by the Haas School of Business. Students in the MFE program learn to employ financial economics, mathematics, and computer modeling skills to make pricing, hedging, trading, risk management, project evaluation, and portfolio management decisions.

Haas MFE Students

The MFE Program at the Haas School of Business enrolls only 60 students each year. The small size of the program encourages students to learn from each other, and develops team players with strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Our students have a high level of intellectual achievement and strong leadership skills. They embody a diversity of backgrounds and professional experiences, representing several countries. They come to our program with impressive professional experience, educational achievements, and a passion for finance.

Haas MFE Curriculum

The MFE fills an important industry need for professional training not met by either an MBA finance program or a PhD in finance. Haas MFE students take 20 courses focused on corporate finance, financial markets, and security valuation. Also covered are the numerical and simulation mathematics and computer technology commonly used in the industry.

With the added practical experience of a three month internship and a comprehensive applied finance project, MFE graduates are ready to work as financial engineers in your firm.

MBA-Finance MFE Phd-Finance
Business Strategy Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Ethics Credit Risk Modeling, Numerical Finance, Derivatives & Modeling, Data Analysis, Computer Science Fundamental, Programming in C, Computational Finance, Applied Finance Project Advanced Financial Theory University Research Thesis Paper Finance Seminars
Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Strategy, Financial Accounting    
Corporate Finance    
Introductory: Derivatives, Pricing Models, Risk Management, Capital Markets & Financial Institutions, Behavioral Finance Advanced: Derivatives, Pricing Models, Risk Management, Capital Markets & Financial Institutions, Behavioral Finance, Application of Financial Theory, Econometrics, Empirical Methods, Stochastic Calculus, Continuous Time Finance  

This chart illustrates the essential differences between the curriculum covered in the Haas MFE Program and other degrees in finance offered in the United States. Although some overlap occurs between the topics studied in these degrees, the primary differences are in the scope and depth of material covered. For example, most PhD curricula encourage a detailed and deeper academic study of a select range of topics and theories, while the MFE covers a broader range of material, with the study of theories limited to their practical applications.

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