• C++ Programming for Financial Engineering
    Highly recommended by thousands of MFE students. Covers essential C++ topics with applications to financial engineering. Learn more Join!
    Python for Finance with Intro to Data Science
    Gain practical understanding of Python to read, understand, and write professional Python code for your first day on the job. Learn more Join!
    An Intuition-Based Options Primer for FE
    Ideal for entry level positions interviews and graduate studies, specializing in options trading arbitrage and options valuation models. Learn more Join!

Undergrad Finance Courses for an EE?

Dear All, I am a Junior in B.S. Electrical Engineering and have recently started considering applying to a financial engineering program. Since I have 3 undergrad semesters left, I will be able to take a maximum of 2 undergraduate courses in finance . Which 2 finance courses will you people recommend out of the following (in decreasing order of preference):

Financial Derivatives
Financial Engineering and Risk Management
Principles of Financial Accounting
Investments

Though I know I would have to go through the Hull book eventually, but which courses will provide me a good background to go through the book (and might look good on the transcript to MFE admission committee :).... )
 
First two, but you may be better off taking more math or programming courses depending on what you have already taken.

Well I am confused regarding the knowledge of differential equations required. I have taken IDE(not ODE) where we used analytical methods to solve first and second order differential equations, studied system of first order linear equations/fourier series etc. There is a sequel course to this named ODE the description of which is:

"Systems of ordinary differential, Well-posed initial value problems (i. e. existence, uniqueness, continuation and continuous dependence);
Special linear systems, Limit sets, Classical stability theory for nonlinear systems, Applications ( Lienard equation, The Pendulum)"

OR there is also a mathematical methods in engineering course being offered where they discuss ODE's, PDE's,Complex Numbers,perturbation theory(though i m not sure of its vigor). What do you say?

@euroazn: Yea no pre-reqs :)
Wow sounds like my perception tht I shud have a bunch of finance courses on my transcript was wrong. I guess I will take one of the two only...
 
I'm not an expert but generally hear that PDE is the way to go.

Having some exposure to finance is a plus, which is why you will read on these forums suggestions of passing CFA level 1 or self-studying finance. It is much harder to learn math/programming than finance, and these programs assume a certain level of math/programming knowledge/ability.

I think taking one finance course and another math course would be a better way to go. Maybe take Financial Derivatives.
 
Top