Our rigorous degree Master's Program and continuing education Lab prepare capable students for distinguished careers in research, strategy, trading, and technology.
The mission of WorldQuant University is to make advanced, quality education accessible to capable students everywhere by leveraging technology at scale to deliver entirely free online programs.
Education is most effective when educators, employers, and students work together to create pathways for mutual success. Technology makes advanced learning locally available across geographies and enhances outcomes by connecting capable candidates and prospective employers.
Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines financial theory, mathematics applications, engineering methods, and programming practices. Financial engineers apply mathematical and quantitative methods to financial problems.
Our fully accredited, two-year online program offers nine instructor-guided courses and a Capstone project with a unique emphasis on applied learning and collaboration. Students are also given instruction to help them develop the presentation skills needed to succeed in professional business settings. By working together to address real-world problems, our students not only master essential skills but also learn to work effectively and to meet the growing "soft skills" expectation of global employers.
From Python and machine learning to econometric modeling, our students master the skills that modern employers demand.
The Applied Data Science Lab is a credentialed offering where students tackle real-world meaningful, and complex problems. By completing a series of end-to-end data science projects, they build the wrangling, analysis, model-building, and communication skills to prepare them for success in data-centric careers in both the private and public sectors.
During this self-paced course, students will complete 8 projects that range from exploring housing prices in Mexico to predicting air quality in Kenya. They will work with publicly available datasets, upon which they can develop larger portfolio projects. Each student will gain access to a learning environment in which they will receive real-time feedback on their progress, collaborate with their peers, and attend live sessions with an instructor.
Upon completion, students will be able to query different types of databases, clean messy data, build predictive models for regression and classification, create compelling visualizations for project stakeholders — all while considering the ethical, social, and environmental impact of their work.
“The modern marketer, the new human resources professional, the 21st century finance and accounting manager all need to be able to self-manage data and command powerful analytical tools. The phenomenon is widespread. Every major industry is growing its soft-quant and hard-quant workforce.”
As an accredited not-for-profit dedicated to advancing global education, we know that talent is equally distributed globally, but opportunity is not. We believe all capable and committed students deserve the opportunity to change their lives and to impact their communities.
Learn more about financial engineering, data science, the University, our programs, and the admissions process.
We will walk you through the application process and make sure you have everything you need.