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Certificate in Computational Finance

Approved by the UW Department of Applied Mathematics in collaboration with the UW Department of Economics 

Certificates » Computational Finance
Program Features
Who Should Apply
  • Individuals holding a bachelor's or master’s degree in a related field who wish to start a career in quantitative finance
  • Those who have successfully completed the Certificate in Quantitative Fundamentals of Computational Finance 
  • People with an MBA interested in working in a highly quantitative aspect of finance
  • Individuals preparing for a master’s program in computational finance
  • Professionals seeking employment or advancement in the finance industry, such as with an asset management company or a hedge fund
Master the key mathematical, statistical and econometric foundations needed for quantitative management of financial investments. Study classical methods of portfolio construction based on volatility as a risk measure. Learn modern theory of portfolio optimization. Explore how to balance alpha generation versus downside risk, and examine the latest risk budgeting techniques. Complement your knowledge with extensive training in open source R programming language for quantitative finance modeling and analysis.
Key Outcome
You will gain skills in quantitative investment management, portfolio optimization, managing volatility and effectively minimizing risk within return categories.
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2016  Details Details Online 5264 In Development
Autumn 2015  Details Details Online 5107 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
Investment Science I (CFRM 540) Sep 8 - Sep 29, 2015 Anytime Golbeck
Investment Science II (CFRM 541) Sep 30 - Dec 18, 2015 Anytime Martin
Financial Data Modeling & Analysis in R (CFRM 542) Jan 4 - Mar 18, 2016 Anytime Yollin
Portfolio Optimization & Asset Management (CFRM 543) Mar 28 - Jun 10, 2016 Anytime Martin
More Information
Visit the Computational Finance & Risk Management program website for more details and to sign up for email updates.
Program Highlights
UW MS in Computational Finance and Risk Management: Overview

Eric Zivot and Doug Martin discuss the creation of the program in partnership with the Dept. of Applied Mathematics.

Read About the Student Experience: Carlos Chujoy 

The program pushed my quantitative cognitive abilities to the limits, the educators were fantastic and the online medium for learning was very effective.

Jared Sisk, 2013 graduate, current MBA student at Harvard University

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