Financial Engineering Program Graduate Programs Claremont Graduate University

Financial Engineering Program Graduate Programs Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, CA
student ratio
total students
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average amount to complete degree
November 1
fall application deadline
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acceptance rate
4 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


A Unique Degree Program in Finance is Based on the Integration of Mathematics and Management

Claremont Graduate University in Southern California offers a unique degree program in finance -- the Master of Science in Financial Engineering. This M.S. degree is exclusive to CGU as it is earned jointly through the Drucker School of Management and the School of Mathematical Sciences.The program is based on the integration of management and mathematics, and its components are found exclusively at Claremont Graduate University. Students who enroll in this unique degree come from a range of educational and experiential backgrounds; they may be undergraduates who have recently completed degree programs or Ph.D.s working in management positions.

The university is located in the city of Claremont, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. The city is prized for tree-lined streets, historic structures, and inviting campuses. Students taking classes in this specialized finance program will find modern facilities in an appealing setting about 35 miles from Los Angeles.

Students will appreciate the climate and beaches of Southern California, as well as the university's philosophy emphasizing multidisciplinary and relevant academic experiences. They will be attending classes at the sole "graduate-only," research-extensive university in the U.S., and at the Drucker School, they will prepare to be managers and leaders in business, government, and non-profit sectors.

Financial Engineering Program Enables Students to Evaluate Complex Financial Products

The financial engineering program at Claremont Graduate University stands out among business degree plans as being advantageous to students and employers for several reasons. The program is designed with a dual emphasis on both financial management and applied mathematics. By experiencing the mathematics component of the financial engineering program, graduate students develop analytical skills and technical capabilities for specialized careers. These skills and competencies allow graduates to establish and evaluate complex financial products. Students in the financial engineering program will be taking math classes with mathematics Ph.D. students.

By taking coursework in the finance component, students acquire insight into financial management, as well as leadership abilities needed to comprehend and communicate the strategic utilization of products. Teamwork becomes a primary focus as students work in finance courses with MBA students.

Like many programs at the college, the M.S. degree can be earned through a part-time or full-time academic commitment. Students must be prepared to maintain a concentrated focus for success in rigorous coursework that prepares them for success in a number of careers in various specialties. Graduates may secure positions as investment bankers, asset managers, corporate finance executives, risk managers, and financial consultants. The interdisciplinary curriculum can be completed in three semesters of full-time study.

Faculty Teach Discussion-Oriented Classes during Financial Management Phase of Degree Program

With a multidisciplinary design, the M.S. in Financial Engineering delivers knowledge of both financial and management areas. Students are taught and mentored by distinguished faculty. These faculty members share insights while listening to student input.

During the initial phase of the financial engineering program, students are in challenging mathematics classes. Many faculty members in the math department have earned Ph.D.s in areas such as industrial engineering or operations research. They are interested in the applications of these fields to financial engineering. During the financial management phase, students take classes with MBA students. Management faculty address the managerial applications of financial engineering in discussion-based courses and case-method classes that involve participation, team projects, and presentations.

The university is also part of the Claremont Consortium, a group of institutions partnering for educational distinction. The consortium's five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions have a central entity that manages research facilities and resources shared by students and faculty. Students take classes at more personalized campuses, while benefiting from institutes and research centers, such as those usually found at major universities.

Location & Contact

Financial Engineering Program

Graduate Programs
Claremont Graduate University

150 East Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711-6160
United States

Jim Mills


Phone: 909-607-3310

Patrick Latimer

Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 909-607-5117

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Financial Engineering Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE)
      Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (MS/PhD)
      Master of Science/Executive Master of Business Administration (MS/EMBA)
      Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 30
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $80
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline November 1st November 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test or GMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students45
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students45
    • Part-time Percentage27%
    • Full-time Percentage73%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian42%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian25%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown17%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported