Master of Financial Engineering

University of California – Los Angeles Campus

Los Angeles, California, USA
Master of Financial Engineering
Duration15 Months
LevelMasters Program
  • Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program is designed to train individuals to meet the industry demands
  • Students are exposed to dynamic investment strategies and complex structured products for equities, fixed income, currency, commodities and other financial markets
  • The program balances academic rigor through a technically challenging curriculum, with practical applications
  • The MFE Program trains students for positions as risk managers, investment bankers, asset managers, derivative traders and developers of specialized securities at the world’s leading commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and corporate and public treasury departments
  • 3:1 student-faculty ratio
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees4310320 INR
Hostel & Meals835815 INR
Insurance316250 INR
Application Fees14648 INR
Books & Supplies45921 INR
Personal expenses342763 INR
Computer Allowance83274 INR
Total1638671 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Candidates must hold at least a bachelor's degree (four-year degree or equivalent) from a recognized accredited institution
  • Ability to do graduate-level business and finance coursework
  • Evidence of computer programming skills (for example, C++) and familiarity with computers as computational and management tools
  • Strong quantitative background, including coursework in linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical methods and advanced statistics and probability, which includes the following topics: discrete distributions, continuous distributions, density functions, sampling theory, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, ordinary least squares, t-statistics, sampling vs. population moments and chi-square goodness of fit tests
  • Excellent writing, speaking and presentation abilities in English
  • Evidence of experience with mathematical tools (for example, MATLAB)
  • Work or research experience in a quantitative discipline (recommended but not required)
  • Experience with statistical and econometric applications (recommended)
ExamsTOEFL: 87
Writing: 25 Speaking: 24 Reading: 21 Listening: 17

GMAT: Accepted

GRE: Accepted

Additional info
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • GMAT/GRE scores
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    • Two letters of recommendation (submitted online) are required from individuals, preferably direct professional or academic supervisors, who are well acquainted with your performance in a work setting.
  • Essays :
    • Applicants are required to submit two essays as part of the online application to the MFE program. One optional essay may also be submitted to supply additional information 
  • Work History / Resume:
    • Work or research experience in a quantitative discipline is recommended but not required for admission to the MFE program.
  • TOEFL / IELTS scores
  • CFA, FRM, and other Professional Designations
  • Interview (by invitation only):
    • Interviews are conducted on an invitation-only basis. Once an application is completed, the Admissions Committee may request an interview with a prospective student.
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