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About the Program
The University of California, Berkeley’s Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program provides students with the knowledge and skills to excel in a career in the financial industry. Graduates will be ready to take a leading role in a fast-growing field that demands individuals who can apply their education and skills at the cutting edge of finance in investment banks, commercial banks, hedge funds, fintech and other financial institutions.
Program Format and Schedule
The Berkeley MFE Program is a one-year STEM graduate program beginning in March, with an internship period from October to January, and graduation the following March. MFE students must successfully complete 30 units of coursework (1 unit = 15 class hours), including the Morgan Stanley Applied Finance Project, plus an internship or on-site project. The 10- to 12-week internship project is a required condition for graduation.
Beyond the curriculum that is taught by renowned faculty and industry luminaries, industry projects and financial practice seminars allow Berkeley MFE students to work with leading industry professionals in applying their skill sets and go beyond theoretical frameworks.
In the spring of 2018, a second cohort with an emphasis in data science will be offered.
Successful candidates for the Berkeley MFE program will have strong backgrounds in math, finance, and programming.