Financial engineering degree programme

If you want to learn advanced skills to become a specialist in stocks, bonds, derivatives and alternative investments, start a dedicated programme and earn your Financial Engineering degree.

The foundations of finance are deeply rooted in mathematics. In order to gain insight and find solutions to complex problems, professionals in the field must have a deep knowledge of mathematical techniques. With the right programme, you can acquire the most advanced skills and become a financial engineer. Financial engineering is the use of advanced mathematical and statistical methods applied to finance (risk management, portfolio structuring, etc.). With the help of specialised professionals, companies can make strategic decisions or create new financial products with less risk and more potential profits.

 

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The importance of financial engineering

The world of finance is challenged by today's world. The globalisation and complexity of financial markets and the increasing digitalisation of the sector are forcing businesses to adapt. To do this, they are hiring financial engineering specialists.

With their skills in mathematics and analysis, financial engineers can collect large amounts of data and make sense out of it.

  • Risk management, for example, has never been more important.

The globalisation of the economy has been making all sectors more complex for decades. All financial markets are interconnected, and a crisis in one can quickly spread around the world. In addition, the growing threat of global warming cannot be ignored. Financial engineering enables advanced analyses that provide precise results on which companies can base their strategic investment decisions.

  • Financial engineering also enables greater profitability.

Using the most advanced mathematical methods, a specialist can create sophisticated models to predict how a potential investment will perform. These analyses can be used for asset pricing, portfolio management, etc. to help the company maximise its profits. They are also used to design new financial products for banks or insurance companies to sell. With financial engineering come new ways of tailoring these products to the needs of specific investors, helping to retain existing customers.

It is a vast sector with many different roles. With a degree in financial engineering, you will be solving a wide range of financial problems every day.

The future of financial engineering

The future of financial engineering depends on the evolution of digital technologies. As AI and machine learning become more powerful, financial engineers will be able to go beyond what they were doing just a few years ago.

New technologies such as cryptocurrencies or the blockchain are paving the way for innovations such as DeFi (decentralised finance) or smart contracts, which are programmes written into a blockchain that automatically execute an agreement once the requirements are met. Such technologies will change the way corporate finance works.

Financial engineering will also evolve along with risk management. The sector will have to adapt to new risks, the first of which is climate change. Heat waves, large forest fires, hurricanes, etc. are all disasters that will become more frequent and threaten corporate assets. Risk management will become increasingly important and financial engineers will have to adapt.

Finally, industry professionals will have to deal with regulation. Following the 2008 financial crisis, financial engineering has come under greater scrutiny. Moreover, as innovations in FinTech emerge, the law follows suit to regulate them and prevent any form of abuse.

Pursuing a financial engineering programme is the best way to be prepared for all the upcoming changes in the sector. With a relevant degree, you will show recruiters that you are aware of all the challenges the sector is facing and that you have learned how to deal with them.

 

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Career prospects after obtaining a degree in financial engineering

After a programme in financial engineering, you will obtain a degree that opens up many opportunities. It's a specialisation that has applications in many sectors, which is why so many companies are looking for qualified professionals.

With the development of machine learning, AI and so on, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to embrace this change and adapt in order to remain competitive. In addition, as the world changes with globalisation and climate change, companies will need innovative financial solutions based on rigorous analyses. As a result, there is a strong demand for skilled financial engineers.

Upon graduation, you will have access to jobs such as:

  • Trader
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Quant researcher
  • Asset manager
  • Responsible investment analyst

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What skills will you gain from studying financial engineering?

A financial engineering programme is based on advanced skills.

You will develop your analytical skills by learning empirical methods in finance as well as machine learning and research methodology. During the programme, you will also learn advanced skills in finance, such as sustainable finance, climate investing, asset pricing and portfolio management, fixed income and credit, advanced derivatives or risk management.

As financial engineering is a horizontal skill, you will have the opportunity to work for companies in all sectors, even on an international level. To help you progress in your career, you will also learn leadership and management skills.

Why should you pursue a degree in financial engineering at EDHEC Business School?

To study financial engineering and prepare for your career, you should choose a school with one of the best reputations in the world.

With EDHEC Business School, you will learn from top professionals in the sector, in an international context. The quality of our institution is internationally recognised.

According to the Financial Times ranking for 2023, we are one of the top 10 masters in finance in the world. We also offer the world's 3rd best management master according to The Economist, and the world's best Career Centre to open up new career opportunities.

 

MSc in Financial Engineering

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