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 the faculty. 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."

Winnie Yu
Quantitative Analyst, PanAgora Asset Management
Boston, Massachusetts

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