Prospective Students | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Prospective Students

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I chose this program, first of all, because it's a great school, it's a great program, and it's also in New York City.
- Carlos Chavez (TANDON ‘18)

Pre-Program Boot Camp

The boot camp’s purpose is to prepare incoming students for the interview process that will begin soon after the start of the Fall semester. The top financial firms recruit in October for quantitative internships beginning in June of the following year. The boot camp evaluates students on a pass/fail basis, but the perspective gained is invaluable for gaining an overall understanding of firms' expectations of job candidates coming from an engineering school. 

Learn more about our Pre-Program Boot Camp.

Students ask Professor Conall O'Sullivan questions during the Pre-Program Boot Camp
Students ask Professor Conall O'Sullivan questions during the 2019 Pre-Program Boot Camp.

Customized Educational Experience

NYU Tandon MSFE students have the flexibility to tailor their academic and professional focus in a way that best suits their interests and backgrounds. The MSFE is not a “one-size-fits-all” program, and is proud to have graduates beginning their careers in a range of functions within industry; from Traders, to Desk Quants, Risk Analysts, Software Developers, and beyond.

Large Course Offering

Over 50 department-specific courses are offered to the MSFE students each semester.

Student to Faculty Ratio

The MSFE average course enrollment is around 15 students, and no courses have more than 30 students.

MSFE Career Guidance

In addition to the resources provided by the university-wide NYU Wasserman Career Center MSFE students have the benefit of receiving career support through the in-house FRE Department Career Resources as well. From FRE alumni networking events, to recruiting presentations, resume reviews, and mock interviews; there is no shortage of resources available to students in the program. The FRE Career Placement Director works closely with students in the program to provide the resources and guidance they need to succeed.

Monthly Seminars by Academics and Industry Practitioners

Students are exposed to industry practitioners through the Columbia-NYU Financial Engineering Colloquium and the Peter Carr Brooklyn Quant Experience (BQE) Lecture Series.

Industry Connectivity

For the Tandon MSFE, integration with industry is not just a “nice to have,” it’s a “must-have.” Between 2016 and 2020, 40 new professors were brought on board from the industry, and that number continues to grow. The program is constantly evolving and adapting to the ever-changing climate of the industry and markets.

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Admissions Process

To be considered for admission into the MS in Financial Engineering program, students must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and proven proficiency in:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability Theory
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Applied Statistics
  • Computer Programming

Review the complete list of admission requirements.

Undergraduate students are not allowed to take courses in the MS in Financial Engineering program, except for those in a combined BS/MS program.

For questions about the application process, application status, or to speak with an admissions counselor, please contact:

Office of Graduate Enrollment Management and Admissions
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
458 Pike Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Phone: (646) 997-3182

    Transfer Admissions

    The Finance and Risk Engineering Department does not accept transfer students from any programs within the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, New York University as a whole, or from any outside schools. If you would like to enroll into the program, please submit an application as per the guidelines outlined above.

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