Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Financial Engineering (15)

Certificate of Graduate Study

Coordinator: Jeremy Groves, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics

The Certificate in Graduate Study in Financial Economics is a non-degree interdisciplinary program with courses in economics, statistics, and computer science for a student seeking a practical program of study to prepare for technical or administrative positions in the financial industry.

The certificate in Financial Engineering is open to all students admitted to degree and non-degree study at Northern Illinois University. All courses for the certificate in Financial Engineering must be completed at NIU. Course work leading to the certificate in Financial Engineering must be completed within six years immediately preceding awarding of the certificate. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.00 in courses used toward the certificate in Financial Engineering. Courses completed for the certificate in Financial Engineering may also be used to satisfy requirements for graduate degree programs.

Program prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with undergraduate financial economics
  • Computer programming in a language such as C, C++, Fortran, or Java

Students not satisfying the above prerequisites may be required to take the following courses:

Required Courses (9)

Electives (6)

Two courses, including at least one CSCI course, must be chosen from the courses listed below: