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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 Amine T

Nov 17, 2015

Very good course !! It combines theory and practice !

By Chayakon K

Jun 9, 2020

Good course for beginning of financial engineering.

By Sayar B

Jul 5, 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 8, 2015

Great course, challenging and very interesting!

By Jose D S

Dec 13, 2017

Very rigorous. You need to be prepared for it.

By Ted T

Sep 1, 2017

The best finance engineer course you can find!

By Sahak T C

Oct 12, 2015

Great insight, but the lecture is quite hard !

By Op S

Dec 31, 2020

I learnt a great deal, thanks for doing this

By Prasad J

Jun 12, 2020

Very good foundation course. Highly Recommend

By b s

Nov 9, 2020


both crystal clear and challenging

By yuri l

Dec 25, 2019

very practical with all the excel exercise !

By Kailash

Nov 8, 2019

One of the finest course of dynamic pricing

By Yang L

Jun 10, 2018

Well defined materials! Clear presentation!

By Emmanuel G

Jun 27, 2020

Very engaging course and very informative.

By Shubhaditya D

Oct 2, 2019

Well rounded introduction to quant finance

By Teddy S

Apr 15, 2020

Very good and nice. Challenging questions

By yashaswi

Jul 24, 2016

exceptional course structure and outline

By weiziang

Aug 23, 2015

Following this course, and many FE books

By Francisco N

Jan 15, 2021

Excelent content! Very well explained.

By Surjya B

May 1, 2020

Amazing content by amazing instructors

By Abadurahman N

May 11, 2018

it is very useful course.

thanks a lot

By Thejesh V A

Apr 25, 2020

Great course for beginners of finance