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Certificate in Quantitative Fundamentals of Computational Finance

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

Certificates » Quantitative Fundamentals of Computational Finance
Program Features
  • Online format
  • Undergraduate credit
  • Hands-on experience with statistical and financial modeling using open source R programming
  • Virtual interaction with the instructor, including video and audio, via Web conferencing software
Who Should Apply
  • Undergraduate students majoring in business, economics or other related fields who want to enhance their quantitative finance skills
  • Post-graduates and business professionals seeking to establish a foundation in quantitative and computational finance
  • Individuals seeking preparation for a graduate program in computational finance
  • Summer Quarter Only: Currently enrolled UW students do not need to submit an application. Simply enroll in all three summer courses via MyUW in order to earn the certificate.
Master the key mathematical, statistical and econometric foundations needed to be successful in the financial profession today. Gain core skills necessary for the quantitative management of investments, and prepare for more advanced work in current investment theory and practice. Develop a fundamental understanding of R programming through statistical and financial modeling
Key Outcome
You will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental financial and mathematical concepts supporting current theories of portfolio optimization and risk management.
Start Location Program ID Status
Summer 2015  Details Details Online 5186
Course Dates Days Instructor
Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance (CFRM 460) Jun 22 - Aug 21, 2015 Anytime TBD
Probability & Statistics for Computational Finance (CFRM 461) Jun 22 - Aug 21, 2015 Anytime TBD
Introduction to Computational Finance & Financial Econometrics (CFRM 462) Jun 22 - Aug 21, 2015 Tu, Th Zivot
Winter 2016  Details Details Online 5200 In Development
Winter 2015  Details Details Online 5185 Closed
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