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Computational Finance (MS)

In the Master of Science in Computational Finance, students acquire the ability to understand existing financial models in a quantitative and mathematical way. Graduates will be able to apply these quantitative tools to solve complex problems in the areas of portfolio management, risk management and financial engineering.

Offered as a joint degree of the College of Computing and Digital Media and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, the program is designed to meet the industry-wide need for financial professionals with exceptional programming skills, as well as in-depth understanding of financial concepts and business language.


Taught by faculty members with both industry and academic expertise, this degree will help you to develop skills to:

  • Build a trading engine.
  • Implement financial concepts into computer programs.
  • Develop and use numerical algorithms and analytical techniques.
  • Explore pricing of derivative securities.
  • Understand and analyze simulation of financial systems.

Career Outlook

This unique program will prepare you for a career in finance, specifically in portfolio management, risk management and financial engineering. ​​​​​​

STEM Designation

DePaul’s Master of Science in Computational Finance is a Department of Homeland SecuritSTEM-designated program.  STEM designation is granted to programs that produce graduates educated in science, technology, engineering and/or math who help support U.S. economic competitiveness and growth.  International students who earn degrees from STEM-designated programs can qualify to extend their post-graduation stay in the United States for Optional Practical Training (OPT).  OPT provides an opportunity for international students to develop their careers while also helping meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals in the U.S. workforce. To find out more, contact the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at or (312) 362-8810.​​​

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