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Financial Engineering

TU Kaiserslautern
Program overview
6 semesters
Part time
Master's degree
Start dates
Online / distance program
October 2020  (English)
October 2021  (English)
October 2022  (English)
Financial Engineering

Program description

Financial Engineering

Advanced knowledge of the fundamental theory, continuous-time financial mathematics skills and the ability to put that expertise into practice, coupled with an understanding of key concepts in actuarial and financial mathematics is more important than ever to an understanding of the increasingly complex financial market. Competition for the best jobs in the finance and insurance sector is also set to intensify, and acquiring that expertise significantly improves your chances of moving into this field or furthering your career in finance or insurance. You can develop the skills you need on the Financial Engineering distance-learning programme at TU Kaiserslautern.

Admission requirements

The programme is aimed at graduates of mathematics programmes who are already working, are seeking a career in applied financial mathematics or research, and whose first degree did not provide sufficient expertise in this area. The programme is also and in particular aimed at graduates of other Master‘s programmes whose Master‘s or initial Bachelor‘s degree had a significant mathematics component, who are already working in a relevant industry and who want a more in-depth understanding of financial mathematics and to learn about the background, concepts and methods.

1. ADMISSION WITH A UNIVERSITY DEGREE

Applicants must demonstrate that they have completed a higher education degree lasting at least six semesters at a German or foreign state or staterecognised higher education institution, at least one year‘s relevant work experience in the finance and insurance sector or in a mathematics-related profession following their degree, and that they have the necessary prior knowledge from their previous degree. Prior knowledge from applicants‘ previous degrees is demonstrated using a scoring system and by the successful completion of module assessments in analysis and stochastics. Students may be able to catch up with some aspects required during the first year of the programme (conditions of admission).

2. ADMISSION WITH A PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

Prospective students without an undergraduate degree but with at least four years‘ relevant professional experience in finance and insurance can take an aptitude test for admission to the programme. They may have to complete credits in analysis and stochastics in the first year of the programme (conditions of admission).


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Program content

Students take various classes towards two modules in each of the first five semesters. Students work through one to two sets of learning material for each module. The sixth semester is for the Master‘s thesis.

The course includes the following modules:


• Introduction to Financial Mathematics
• Insurance Mathematics
• Financial Mathematics
• Economics of Banking
• Financial Decision Making
• Interest Rate Models
• Risk and Statistical Modeling
• Computational Methods in Finance
• Advanced Financial Engineering
• Master's Thesis

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About this institute

 TU Kaiserslautern

The Technical University of Kaiserslautern's Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) is a leading provider of distance learning in Germany. DISC offers the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate distance learning degree while still focusing on family and career.  A key philosophy...


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TU Kaiserslautern

Distance & Independent Studies Center (DISC)
Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße, Gebäude 57
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany

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