In order to help admitted students and prospective students review the concepts necessary to be successful in the MFE program, we offer pre-program courses specifically tailored to the program.
The courses are offered online. Participants may join the online session live or view the video lectures 1-2 days after the lectures take place.
Registration for the 2024 pre-program courses are now closed.
Fees: $1,995 per course
Fees for MFE Admitted Students: $1,595 per course (Eligible participants will receive an email with details to receive the admit rate).
Please note: Enrollment in the pre-program courses is open to the public; we encourage individuals who are thinking of applying to the program, along with those who simply want to review or enhance skills that are covered in the courses, to enroll.
As a reference, please find the 2024 Pre-program schedule here.
To learn more about each course, explore our drop-down menus below.
Math Foundations for Financial Engineers
This is a 30-hour foundation course that equips students with the mathematical background necessary to understand the courses in the MFE Program.
The course is recommended for those with an undergraduate degree and/or those with advanced degrees who need a refresher course in mathematics. The main challenge of the course will not be the math, but the mental framework needed to think effectively in financial terms. The course will be available online only.
Statistics for Financial Engineers
Statistics for Financial Engineers is a 30-hour course that gives students the statistics and probability training necessary to understand the courses in the program. The course is recommended for those who need a refresher course in statistics.
The primary objectives are to prepare students for the statistics demands of the MFE program and to give finance professionals the necessary statistical tools for analyzing and modeling the behavior of financial data. This course will build on the introductory statistics topics covered in the Math Foundations for Financial Engineering class. The course will be available online only.
The Statistics for Financial Engineers is a VEE Approved Course.
This 30-hour course is designed as an industry-level Python- in-action for financial engineers, quantitative analytics, accountants, and other finance professionals. All who take the course can qualify the minimum coding requirement of a tech/quant interview/entry-level position. The course will be available online only.
Students are required to have access to a Python program environment. Instructions will be given in the first lecture on how to install a Python development environment. Students are allowed to use whatever operating system is most convenient for them and it is their responsibility to ensure they can write, save, and execute programs.
The pre-program courses are graded on a pass/not pass basis. Students who complete the assignments satisfactorily and on time will receive certificates of completion.
A few days prior to the first day of the course, we will send students who have registered and paid for the course the location of the class and access to the course site via email.
If you do not receive the notice, please contact the MFE Office at email@example.com.
If you need to cancel your enrollment in the pre-program courses, please contact the MFE office.
Cancellations must be requested before the first day of class. Unfortunately, if you request to cancel enrollment after the start of the course, we will not be able to refund your course fee. All refunds will be processed immediately upon confirmation of your cancellation.
If you have additional questions, contact the MFE Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to ask your questions live during Admissions Office Hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
For questions regarding registration or invoicing, call (510) 643-5246, or email email@example.com.