The Graduate Certificate in Financial Engineering is offered by the department of Electrical & Systems Engineering with support from the Finance department of Olin School of Business.

The requirements for receiving a certificate are the following:

  • Acceptance to the program
  • Enrollment in a graduate program in a participating department
  • Completion of at least four courses (12 units) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 that are approved by the program director and completion of requirements for a graduate degree in a participating department
  • Courses that apply toward the degree must be taken with the credit/letter grade option. The program must be consistent with the residency and other applicable requirements of Washington University and the McKelvey School of Engineering.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name
ESE 427 Financial Mathematics
ESE 4261 Statistical Methods for Data Analysis with Applications to Financial Engineering
FIN 500Q Quantitative Risk Management*
  • FIN 500Q must be taken after ESE 427 to satisfy the pre-requisites of FIN 500Q.

Program Electives

One course from the following list of Elective Courses

Course Number Course Name
FIN 550F FinTech: Methods and Practice
FIN 537 Advanced Derivative Securities
ESE 513 Large-Scale Optimization for Data Science
ESE 520 Probability and Stochastic Processes