With the Applied Finance Project, you apply your newly acquired quant skills, tools, and techniques to solve a real-world challenge. This brings all of your knowledge to bear while building both your résumé and your network.
Students form their own four-member teams and choose their own topics, with the guidance of Eric Reiner. Much like a final thesis, the teams write and present papers on their chosen topics.
The project may be done for three credits, with the winning three-credit project earning a $5,000 Applied Finance Project award.
My applied finance project team used natural language techniques to analyze news stories and predict market reactions. It was a great opportunity to apply those techniques in a real-world setting, and is an experience I will be able to apply on the job as the finance industry steps deeper into data science."
Quantitative Analyst, PanAgora Asset Management