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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 09, 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 12, 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 soumya k m

Jun 20, 2017

it has helped me getting a feel of underlying mathematical models.

By Nicholas B

Jun 11, 2017

Great course! The excel examples are worth the price on it's own.

By Pedro F G O

Jul 04, 2017

A good course, with many practical examples and clear exposition.

By Gabriel A

Feb 28, 2016

Excellent material with high quality quizzes. Highly recommended.

By Edmund Y H W

Oct 15, 2015

Great! A difficult subject that has been very clearly presented.

By Domenico

Jun 08, 2020

Awesome! I am really happy with all the new knowledge I receive!

By Yash y

Jul 27, 2020

Great course , very difficult and challenges you to the fullest

By Amogh P

Jan 02, 2018

I'll count completing this MOOC as a proof of my resilience :*)

By Jorge I

May 04, 2020

Excellent course. Thank you for offering this type of courses.

By Ruiyu F

Jan 27, 2020

This is an awesome course for financial engineering beginners!

By Bch

Aug 25, 2017

Très bon cours. Beaucoup de notions nouvelles bien expliquées.

By Elvis E

Oct 06, 2018

Excellent course, challenging but very gratifying to complete

By ujjwal j

Jul 06, 2019

Very well covered concepts with easy to understand technique

By 钱淼源

May 30, 2016

it is the best course that i have ever learnt in coursera~~

By Yunfei C

Aug 24, 2017

Really nice course and learned a lot from it! Thank you!

By Artem B

Apr 06, 2019

Very good course. A lot of examples, great assignments


Jul 23, 2020

cours très intéressant avec un haut niveau des profs

By Markos L

Jan 30, 2019

Amazing course. Will register for the second part too


Nov 17, 2015

Very good course !! It combines theory and practice !

By Chayakon K

Jun 09, 2020

Good course for beginning of financial engineering.

By Sayar B

Jul 05, 2018

A brilliant introduction to Financial Engineering!

By Aryan M

May 31, 2020

Very challenging but interesting at the same time

By Diego G

Jul 20, 2016

Great knowledge! Thanks for making it available!

By Lutz K

Feb 27, 2016

A very good mix of Detail and comprehensibility

By Kevin H

Aug 08, 2015

Great course, challenging and very interesting!