Stevens Institute of Technology Financial Engineering program

Stevens Institute of Technology Financial Engineering program

Full-time, part-time
Application deadline
Fall: Apr 15 (int'l), Jun 1 (domestic). Spring: Nov 1 (int'l), Nov 30 (domestic).*
Hoboken, NJ
Established in 2002, Financial Engineering (FE) at Stevens Institute of Technology is a master’s degree program in the School of Systems and Enterprises. In 2009, the school also inducted the first doctoral degree program in FE in the United States.

The graduate program at Stevens is a synthesis of finance, mathematics, statistics, economics, engineering and computer science.

Taught by scholars who are renown practitioners and researchers, the program provides students with an understanding of complex financial markets and strategies, experience in financial modeling and programming, and knowledge of financial systems, databases, computing and big data.

Graduates are trained in areas such as risk management, securities valuation, investment strategies, computational techniques, trading, and portfolio management – enabling them with tools to be innovative professionals in the world of high technology finance. Stevens FE graduates hold key positions at Barclays, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Met Life, Prudential, UBS and other leading institutions.

The master’s program requires graduates to complete 10 courses equivalent to 30 credits. With four focus areas: Quantitative, Financial Software Engineering, Financial Information Systems and Financial Systems Engineering, the program curriculum is designed to be practical with a strong theoretical base.

Hanlon Financial Systems Lab
Students enrolled in the master’s program benefit from the state-of-the-art Hanlon Financial Systems Lab (HFSL) that includes a trading room and Bloomberg terminals - another first, and a unique endeavor in the country. HFSL is at the heart of the Financial Systems Center (FSC), a financial research and systems development and testing center for financial networks, software and cyber-security.

Admission deadline
Stevens has rolling admission with separate deadlines for international and domestic applicants

Admissions & Statistics
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Applicants with solid quantitative backgrounds in economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, science and engineering are encouraged to apply for the graduate program.

The program is 30 credits, with student traditionally take the 12/12/6-credit semesters format.
Tuition for 2014-15 is $15,625/semester for 9-12 credits/semester. Credits over 12 or under 9 are billed at $1,400/credit.
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Avoid this school's mfe program at all cost. This program lacks of diversity and most of students are Chinese. These Chinese students use their own social media wechat spread gossips, rumors and scandals, probably because most of Chiniese students' main focus is dating instead of study. As a result, they think every student are busy dating. They fail to adapt to US society and even can't speak English. They stick to each other wherever they go and use their arcane language to spread rumors, gossips and scandals. Please don't say I am a racist, because I myself came from China too, that's why I know their secrets, and I feel I have the responsibilities to expose them so that prospective students can make better judgement based on the information I provided.
I was a master student here and transferred to Ph.D. I would like to recommend the study resources here, such as our financial lab, databases, etc. There are a lot of chances for you to improve your skill and knowledge from different aspects. The whole department are looking for all possible ways to make the program better and better. BTW, the professors are all really kind people :)
Good resource, good location, excellent professors. Near NYC, good access to intern and work opportunity.
As a Phd student in Financial Engineering, I would like to say Stevens has one of the best financial labs in the US. Our corporate partners are ConvergEx, Bloomberg, ICAP, Reuters, Gain Capital, etc. The high-frequency financial data from Reuters Tickhistory and News Analytics strongly support my research.Our professors have projects from Sloan Foundation, SEC, CFTC, ICAP, Accenture, Deloitte and many other places. The graduate students have chance to go to Jefferies for an intern as part of FE800 course. Co-op program is also available to FE students.
Excellent program, good location and nice professors! I was a master student of financial engineering at Stevens. It is definitely a good choice for you! Despite of the fierce competition in the job market, I got an internship and job as a Quant after graduation.
Good resources. Extensive quant courses. Good professors.
I am doing MFE from stevens and i believe there are various things i like and don't like about the program.

1. This program is inclined towards mathematics, which gives people enough mathematical power to face real world quantitative challenges.
2. Weekly Financial Engineering workshops, allows students allows students to breath real world oxygen.
3. Recently they started dedicated Lab classes for Fin. Engineering students, to enrich their quantitative tools that are must for Quants / Risk Managers (i.e. C++, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, SaaS etc).
4. Stevens is known for building standard in mechanical industry and project like ACTUS allows them step into standardizing financial contracts as well.
4. Web Campus is a big plus for working professionals.
5. Most of the teacher are working in that industry and they are bringing valuable experiences to the desk.

Don't Likes:
1. Career Placement is the weakest part of the program, but i am glad that they have hired some good people for student outreach to fix this.

Before starting my MFE, i was already working for Energy Trading and Risk Management company, but i was able to attract people from various financial institutions and Hedge funds.
I attended and graduated Stevens' Master of Science in Financial Engineering program from 2011 to 2013 and highly recommend program. Upon completion of my Master's project and graduation I obtained a position at a large utility company in the structuring and quantitative analysis group; one which I believe would not have obtained without the Stevens MFE. The institute has a well known reputation for science and engineering and the MFE curriculum is worthy of that reputation. The skills I have learned have translated directly to my position and I have nothing but praise for the program and professors alike.
AVOID Stevens at ALL costs.
Courses are good. But its students are not very competitive in the job market, overwhelmed by surrounding colleges such as Columbia, NYU, Rugters and etc.