Curriculum and Academics

The MFE curriculum is rigorous, well-balanced and solidly based on the business school paradigm of providing students with not only the technical knowledge but also with the business knowledge and skills they will need to succeed as finance professionals. The curriculum balances classroom learning and applied learning.


Earn 72 units through coursework and the hands-on Applied Finance Project (AFP).

Internship & Applied Finance Project

Students gain practical experience applying their financial engineering knowledge in a real world setting. Students with practical experience in financial engineering have a competitive advantage in the job market upon graduation.

Enrollment & Course Materials

MFE students will be automatically enrolled in all required MFE coursework the first quarter, according to which cohort they have been placed. No enrollment action is required by the student at this time. Students must notify the MFE office immediately if any changes to their enrollment status are required.

Course materials for the MFE classes are available for purchase at the LuValle Commons Bookstore on the UCLA campus or may be ordered online here.

Please note that this is different from Ackerman Union, where most UCLA undergraduates purchase their books. The MFE courses can be found by selecting "MGMTMFE - MANAGEMENT MASTERS FINANCIAL ENGINEERING" then scrolling to the 400 series courses listed and selecting the correct course numbers (MGMTMFE 400, 401, 402 and 403). Once you have selected your particular classes, you need to click on the "Choose Books" link.


The cornerstone of UCLA Anderson's MFE Program is its esteemed, international faculty. Each year, UCLA Anderson faculty members publish papers in leading scholarly journals, receive recognition for research excellence, provide leadership in and beyond UCLA, and serve as inspirational teachers and mentors. BusinessWeek Magazine named UCLA Anderson School of Management #1 in intellectual capital - a testament to the quality contributions that our faculty make to the business community.


Ranked finance faculty in research publications in the four leading peer-reviewed journals by the Financial Management Association.


The number of UCLA Anderson finance faculty who have served as presidents of the American Finance Association - an accomplishment unmatched by any other institution.


UCLA Anderson MFE's rating for best business finance master's programs in the U.S. (2023 QS World University Rankings).

Fink Center for Finance


Laurence D. and Lori W. Fink Center for Finance has strong institutional support and ties to the finance community. The Fink Center board and sponsors include more than 30 UCLA alumni and contributors in key positions in the investment management industry. The Fink Center also has a special relationship with MFE through the Quantitative Finance Fellowship, in which three students receive a financial reward and invaluable mentorship. The Fink Center seeks to unify academic research and industry in the field of finance. Through a variety of venues , including the speaker series, conferences, and publications, the Fink Center contributes to the education of MFE students, researchers, and investment professionals worldwide.