Master of Science in Financial Engineering and Risk Management

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Program Description

The Master of Science in Financial Engineering and Risk Management (MS FERM) is a 36 credit-hour STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. This Fintech program provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to pursue careers involving financial data analytics, financial technology, or risk management.

  • The program is designed for students with or without previous educational background in finance, but with a proclivity toward more quantitative approaches to managerial issues.
  • Students completing this program will have the knowledge necessary to take the:
    • Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional exam,
    • RMA Credit Risk Certification,
    • Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exam,
    • Enterprise Risk Management Certified Professional (ERMCP) exam,
    • or similar finance related certifications.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in their course work to qualify for the MS degree.

While our full-time program is a cohort program, we do offer a part-time program for working professionals. Both programs only begin each fall.


Students with at least an undergraduate degree, though in any subject, are welcome to apply. However, students are required to have completed course work in calculus, linear algebra, probability/statistics, and programming with a B or better. Applicants who have not satisfied these requirements may be admitted but will need to satisfy the prerequisites through course work or other means selected by the program director prior to beginning the program course work.

MS in FERM Program Details

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Siddarth Mudbidri

Siddharth Yatindra Mudbidri, ’17

Salesforce Intern, Essilor of America

“My experience as a Graduating student of the Financial Engineering and Risk Management program has been enriching, preparing me for the road less travelled, an amalgamation of Financial and Engineering concepts coupled with a splash of professional development skills.” Read more.

Yun Ting Lee

Yun Ting Lee, ’18

Quantitative Analyst Intern, Comerica Bank Headquarters

“This program teaches me all the necessary financial knowledge and applications, improves my business communication skills, and prepares me well for job interviews. As a result, I successfully had my career change and secured an internship position as a quantitative analyst at Comerica through an on-campus interview arranged by the FERM program.” Read more.

Sneha Venkataraman

Sneha Venkataraman, ’18

Risk Manager Intern, American Express

“FERM has taught me to understand the impact of our work on the global economy, in a multicultural collaborative classroom environment. The program is well structured, that by the end of 2 semesters I had all ammunitions to take on the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) certification exam conducted by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).” Read more.

Arpita Pai

Arpita Pai, ’18

Santander Consumer USA, Dallas TX

“The program directors are always ready to help students, be it arranging mock interviews, doing resume critique or organizing workshops to help students improve their communication skills. If you are looking for a program with a more quantitative approach to finance, I would recommend FERM.” Read more.

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You can complete the MS in FERM program while you work full time.

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