Master of Science in Financial Engineering

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The MS in Financial Engineering program trains graduate students with Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics backgrounds to apply mathematical and engineering tools to finance.

Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary education program that involves the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics).

Using tools from finance and economics, engineering, applied mathematics and statistics, Financial Engineering addresses problems unique to certain industries including: investment and commercial banks, trading companies, hedge funds, insurance companies, corporate risk managers and regulatory agencies. Such problems include derivative securities valuation, strategic planning and dynamic investment strategies, and risk management.

Career Options

Opportunities in the areas of:

Program Courses of Interest*

CSCI 455 | Introduction to Programming Systems Design
CSCI 570 Analysis of Algorithms
ECON 500 | Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
ECON 501 | Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
ECON 613 | Econometric and Financial Time Series I
EE 512 | Evolution Theory of Stochastic Processes
EE 562a | Random Processes in Engineering
FBE 555 | Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
FBE 589 | Mortgages and Mortgage-Backed Securities and Markets
GSBA 548 | Corporate Finance
ISE 520 | Optimization: Theory and Algorithms
ISE 536 | Linear Programming and Extensions
ISE 539 | Stochastic Elements of Simulation
ISE 563 | Financial Engineering OR FBE 559 | Management of Financial Risks
ISE 566 | Financial Accounting and Analysis for Engineers

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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Faculty Spotlight

Petros Ioannou, PhD