12 months
54528 USD/year
54528 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Financial Engineering at Columbia University is a multidisciplinary field involving financial theory, engineering methods, mathematical tools, and programming.


At Columbia University, the Financial Engineering Program provides full-time training in the application of engineering methodologies and quantitative methods in finance. 

It is designed for students who wish to work in industries such as securities, banking, and financial management and consulting, or general manufacturing and service firms.


  • MSFE students will have the support of the IEOR Career Team to determine the best way to apply their quantitative skills to industry. Whether you are coming directly from undergrad or have 10+ years of experience, we will work with you to translate your interests and strengths into a rewarding next step. 
  • The world of quantitative finance has changed dramatically over recent years, and we strive to stay at the forefront of new growth and trends. The IEOR Career Team sources internships and jobs that align with the curriculum and organizes weekly employer events in the department or at the employer’s location in New York City. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Quantitative and Computational Bootcamp 
  • Optimization Models and Methods 
  • Stochastic Models 
  • Foundations of Financial Engineering
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Financial Engineering: Continuous Time Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript copies from every post-secondary institution attended
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Publications (optional)
  • An interview may be requested
  • $85 non-refundable application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27264 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    54528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27264 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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