Financial Engineering is a multi-disciplinary field that involves the application of the computational engineering, software engineering, and computer programming skills, as well as the underlying mathematical and statistical theory to the analysis and management of financial opportunities. Students will receive the most advanced computational and programming techniques that help them advance quickly in the field.
Compulsory modules: Mathematical Finance Further Mathematical Finance Statistical Methods in Economics Computational Methods Software Workshop Optional modules: Game Theory Numerical Methods in Linear Algebra Fundamentals: Software Engineering Fundamentals: Databases Intelligent Data Analysis Learning and teaching The learning and teaching methods include standard lectures, examples classes, computer laboratories, software workshops, team mini-projects and group or individual tutorials. A more substantial summer project requiring independent work and presentation skills is another important teaching component of the programme.
Career opportunities A great variety of employment prospects are currently available for graduates holding a postgraduate degree in the area of finance. While the expected destination at the end of the programme is the financial sector, the skills and expertise acquired are generally considered attractive by a wide range of traditional employers in science and technology. In addition to this, we mention the excellent support offered by the Careers and Employability Centre throughout the duration of the programme, with dedicated services and events such as the Finance and Science and Technology Fairs, recruitment presentations, career workshops etc.
Minglu completed her BA Applied Mathematics degree in China, after a 3-month internship in a hedge fund company, in order to leverage her quantitative skills in finance, she started the MSc course at University of Birmingham. She loves math, music and healthy living.
Minglu is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/minglu-zhao/
The programme is for strong (First, Upper Second-class or equivalent) graduates from programmes in mathematics, or programmes with advanced mathematical components.
Home and EU Students £10,080; International Students £16,920
Recipient: University of Birmingham
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