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Our rigorous degree Master's Program and continuing education Module prepare capable students for distinguished careers in research, strategy, trading, and technology.

Amplify your current position or open up a new world of exciting career opportunities.

Our Offerings are Online and Entirely Free

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.

Which Offering is Right For Me?

Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MScFE)

Next Deadline
June 22, 2021
Program Start Date
July 6, 2021
2 Years
Application Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree (official transcript)

Proof of English proficiency

Passing score on Quantitative Proficiency Test
20-25 Hours a week
Master of Science in Financial Engineering Degree

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.

Applied Data Science Module

Next Deadline
June 13, 2021
Program Start Date
July 5, 2021
8 or 16 weeks
Applicant Requirements
Experience with algebraic concepts and basic Python

Passing score on skills quiz
10-12 Hours a week
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WQU’s Applied Data Science Module is entirely free and includes access to a ready-to-use Python environment.

The Module consists of two eight-week units and equips students with 21st century data science and analytics skills that are critical for high demand jobs across industries.

In Unit I, students gain a comprehensive introduction to scientific computing, Python, and the related tools data scientists use to succeed in their work.

In Unit II, students utilize the tools from Unit I to engage in statistical analysis with real-world data.

Grow your skills today without leaving your home or incurring burdensome debt.

Master’s in Financial Engineering

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Applied Data Science Module

“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.”

At WorldQuant University all costs are covered.

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.

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