February 15, 2017

UCLA Anderson School of Management Revises Master of Financial Engineering Curriculum

New design expands program and extends academic experience

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2017 — UCLA Anderson School of Management has revised and extended the curriculum design for its Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program, effective September 2017. The revised curriculum was designed to improve students’ academic experience and expand the scope of career services programming.

The program changes resulted from consultations with employers, the MFE Industry Advisory Board, UCLA Anderson faculty, MFE students and alumni. Beginning Sept 11, 2017, the program’s length will increase to 15 months and require 60 units of instruction for completion. The revised curriculum will require four quarters of instruction plus a summer internship and the Applied Finance Project, a corporate-sponsored capstone project.

Based on market information, expert opinion and insights from various participating audiences, the new curriculum is expected to provide a number of benefits, according to Mikhail Chernov, professor of finance and faculty director of the MFE program.

“We anticipate that the changes to the curriculum will enhance the robustness of the curriculum, strengthen our placement capabilities by aligning the start of the MFE program with the height of finance summer internship recruiting, and foster greater networking among first and second year MFE students from overlapping during the fall quarter,” says Chernov.

Some of the changes include extending the first quarter to 10 weeks from the current five-week schedule, increasing units allocated for Investments and Accounting & Regulation courses from two to four units, and increasing the number of units in required electives from 12 to 16, which adds more flexibility to the MFE curriculum.

For more information, visit the Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) information page.

About UCLA Anderson Master of Financial Engineering
The UCLA Anderson Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program has been designed to expand our graduates’ abilities to meet the talent demand of the financial marketplace. Our graduates possess in-depth knowledge of complex investment strategies, financial modeling skills and computational expertise. The rigorous MFE curriculum is taught by faculty who are world-renowned in both the theory and the practice of modern finance. Our internship program, corporate sponsored Applied Finance Project and top-ranked faculty, along with UCLA Anderson’s alumni network and strong industry connections, make the UCLA Anderson MFE program a unique experience.

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