Master of Science in Financial Engineering and Risk Management

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Financial Engineering and Risk Management degree is a cohort STEM program for students who want to learn the quantitative skills required to analyze financial information, engineer financial products, identify risks and manage risks. The program is designed for students with or without a previous educational background in finance, but with a proclivity toward quantitative approaches to managerial issues.

Special tuition, fees and admissions requirements apply, and the program is supported entirely by participant tuition/fees. For complete admission and degree requirements, view the Graduate Catalog at catalog.utdallas.edu.

In addition to the academic coursework, the Jindal School offers a number of resources to enhance the learning experience. A finance trading lab offers you the opportunity to train and get certified using the Bloomberg Terminal. The lab also has access to several databases, including Thomson Reuters Eikon, S&P Capital IQ, SDC Platinum, Morningstar Direct and Wharton Research Data Services. The program also offers a series of workshops that prepare students for the workplace. These resources allow students to improve their quantitative and qualitative skills in analyzing financial data and managing risk. Beyond the lab, JSOM’s Career Management Center staff helps students to find internships and jobs and hosts guest speakers and events.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Financial Engineering and Risk Management

Catalog page: MS

MS in Financial Engineering and Risk Management Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Contact

Dr. Robert Kieschnick
Director, MS in Financial Engineering and Risk Management

Stefanie Wang
Associate Director, MS in Financial Engineering and Risk Management Program

The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
972-883-6273

Possible Careers

Financial data analytics and risk management are becoming two of the hottest fields in finance, and this program is designed to help students succeed in these areas. Career options include, but are not limited to: financial data analyst, credit analyst, quantitative credit risk analyst, financial analyst, financial engineer, research analyst, risk and insurance analyst, market risk analyst, quantitative risk analyst, chief risk officer, risk management officer, risk management analyst.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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