M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Financial Economics

Oklahoma State University

12 months
33100 USD/year
29940 USD/year
19610 USD/year
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The Masters of Science in Quantitative Financial Economics (MSQFE)  at Oklahoma State University is a degree program with sufficient flexibility to allow students to tailor their coursework to career aspirations in the rapidly evolving field of quantitative finance. Students may select predefined tracks in Risk Management, Investment Management or Financial Engineering. 

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Quantitative Financial Economics (QFE) offered by Oklahoma State University embraces the role of advanced mathematics in applied finance. There is an extensive use of mathematics, probability theory, and financial economics in the MSQFE program. This program trains students not to become an employee with quantitative skills but financial managers who are equipped with a thorough understanding of quantitative finance.

Students graduating from the Program are equipped to apply the tools of quantitative analysis in a wide range of career paths. Their skills are demanded by energy, financial services, risk measurement and management, and investment management firms.

Why Watson Graduate School of Management?

Oklahoma State University and the Watson Graduate School of Management have long standing relationships with industrial, energy and financial services firms throughout the nation. MSQFE students have ample opportunities to interact with representatives of these companies on campus at career fairs and program participants benefit from the services provided by the Student Success Center to prepare for the job application process and for job interviews. MSQFE students also network with program alumni every fall during our alumni weekend.

The MSQFE Program in the Watson Graduate School of Management offers students considerable flexibility in customizing a plan of study when earning the MSQFE degree. Students may choose between three specializations in the MSQFE program: Financial Engineering, Risk Management, and Investment Management.

Each year a team of distinguished MSQFE students travels to Toronto to compete in the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC). The RITC brings together teams from top finance programs from around the globe to compete in a variety of trading environments. Financial support for the trading team is provided by donations from alumni and key program stakeholders.

The MSQFE program in the Watson Graduate School of Management 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Statistics 
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Derivative Securities and Management of Financial Price Risk
  • Econometric Methods
  • Investment Theory and Practice
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Financial Engineering
  • Macroeconomics Analysis
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Quantitative Financial Applications
  • Special Topics in Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Holders of baccalaureate or first professional degrees from colleges and universities of recognized standing are eligible to seek admission to the Graduate College.
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  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Test Scores
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    33100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33100 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29940 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    19610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19610 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Stillwater

900 - 1400 USD /month
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