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About the Course

Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field drawing from finance and economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering and computational methods. The emphasis of FE & RM Part I will be on the use of simple stochastic models to price derivative securities in various asset classes including equities, fixed income, credit and mortgage-backed securities. We will also consider the role that some of these asset classes played during the financial crisis. A notable feature of this course will be an interview module with Emanuel Derman, the renowned ``quant'' and best-selling author of "My Life as a Quant". We hope that students who complete the course will begin to understand the "rocket science" behind financial engineering but perhaps more importantly, we hope they will also understand the limitations of this theory in practice and why financial models should always be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. The follow-on course FE & RM Part II will continue to develop derivatives pricing models but it will also focus on asset allocation and portfolio optimization as well as other applications of financial engineering such as real options, commodity and energy derivatives and algorithmic trading....

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Mar 8, 2020

I have an engineering / numerics background and enjoyed this course very much. Good overview and comprehensive explanation of mathematical models of fixed income and equities as well as derivatives.

Jul 11, 2017

I appreciate how this course not only discusses the concepts in technical detail, but actually delves into the mathematics of the subject matter, and teaches how to actually do the actual work inv

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By Gustavo G

May 30, 2017

THX for sharing your knowledge!

By Shriram c

Aug 20, 2017

Extremely interesting material

By Liuyang F

Mar 8, 2021

great course, really helpful!

By Santiago L R

Jul 29, 2019

Great content. Learned a lot.

By Pratik K

Jun 20, 2017

Excellent Course. Well timed

By Xiaoran L

Apr 8, 2019


By Hp F

Apr 25, 2017

Great introductory course!

By Akshay S

Apr 9, 2018

Brilliant starter course.

By Raj K

Feb 15, 2018

simple but awesome course

By Maxim K

May 29, 2016

Great course! Thank you!)

By Scrypnychenko A

Jan 6, 2016

Perfect Course,

Thank you!

By udyan g

Dec 13, 2015

very strong on the basics

By Rubén D L M

Aug 16, 2020

Camino al éxito, gracias

By Tanvir A

Feb 4, 2018

Very good course indeed.

By Aditya K

Sep 10, 2017

Good foundational course

By Wang Z a

Feb 7, 2016

Bit difficult but worthy

By Lorenzo A

Nov 21, 2015

Definitely worth taking!


Jan 5, 2021

Very challenging course

By John N

Feb 22, 2018

Exceptional. Thank you.

By Leqi W

Sep 7, 2017

Very clear explanations

By Bethel A

Oct 10, 2019

Great learning system.

By Roberto p g j

Dec 27, 2016

Very good this course!

By Muhammad A A

Sep 18, 2016

Great Course

I like It

By Vikas S

Jun 12, 2016

Its an amazing course.

By Imran K

Jul 24, 2017

An excellent course.