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MS in FERM

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The MS in Financial Engineering and Risk Management requires 36 credit hours to complete the program. For the latest information about Academic Degree Plans, Course Catalogs and Course Information, please visit the MS in FERM page of the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog.

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2019-2020 Cohort Schedule – Full-Time Program

Fall 2019

  • FERM 6301 Financial Accounting Information and Analysis
  • FERM 6305 Introduction to Mathematics in Finance
  • FERM 6310 Financial Information and Analytics
  • FERM 6319 Mathematics & Statistics in Financial Risk Management
  • FERM 6V99 Business Communication & Professional Development

Spring 2020

  • FERM 6302 Financial Forecasting, Planning and Analysis
  • FERM 6306 Advanced Mathematics in Finance
  • FERM 6311 Financial Technology
  • FERM 6320 Statistical Methods for Financial Analytics

Fall 2020

  • FERM 6334 Financial Applications of Machine Learning
  • FERM 6V99 Special topics – Cloud computing
  • FERM 6v99 Further fintech topics
  • FERM 6321 Advanced Statistical Methods of Financial Analytics

Summary of course content according to the program’s tracks or themes

FinTech Track:

  • FERM 6310 Python programming and database concepts (SQL/NoSQL)
  • FERM 6311 Blockchains / Cryptocurrencies / Smart Contracts
  • FERM 6v99 Further fintech topics, e.g. Robotic Process Automation, etc.

Financial Data Analytics Track:

  • FERM 6319 Probability/Mathematical Statistics (uses R)
  • FERM 6320 Financial econometrics – time series to panel (using R/Python)
  • FERM 6321 Further statistical methods used in finance (using R/Python)

Financial Risk Management Track:

  • FERM 6305 Mathematics of Finance: from discrete time to continuous time finance
  • FERM 6306 Mathematical methods in finance and machine learning
  • FERM 6332 Financial risk management – from measurement to hedging

Corporate/Credit Risk Management Track:

  • FERM 6301 Basic financial accounting and financial statement analysis
  • FERM 6302 Corporate finance with attention to financial analysis and risk management
  • FERM 6334 Machine learning and its applications

Students are expected to complete projects using Excel, Tableau, SQL, Python, R, JavaScript, Ethereum (Solidity), and different RPAs by the time they graduate.

2020-2021 Cohort Schedule – Full-Time Program

Fall 2020

  • FERM 6301 Financial Accounting Information and Analysis
  • FERM 6303 Financial Assets and Markets
  • FERM 6310 Financial Information and Analytics
  • FERM 6320 Statistical Methods for Financial Analytics

Spring 2021

  • FERM 6V99 Special Topics in Financial Engineering and Risk Management
  • FERM 6311 Financial Technology I
  • FERM 6319 Mathematical & Statistics in Financial Analytics
  • FERM 6313 Cloud Computing and Cyber Security

Fall 2021

  • FERM 6312 Financial Technology II
  • FERM 6334 Financial Applications of Machine Learning
  • FERM 6321 Advanced Statistical Method of Financial Analytics
  • FERM 6V99 Special Topics in Financial Engineering and Risk Management

* Qualified students have the option of completing their degree by Summer 2021. Students who wish to work and take courses can pursue this degree on a part-time basis. Schedules for part-time students are worked out with the program director.

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