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George Mason University

Financial Systems Engineering, Graduate Certificate

Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department
George Mason University
2100 Nguyen Engineering Building
4400 University Drive, MS 4A6
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-1670


Program Overview

Financial systems engineering is a cross-disciplinary field that relies on mathematical finance, numerical methods, and computer simulations to make trading, hedging, and investment decisions, as well as facilitating the risk management of those decisions. The Graduate Certificate in Financial Systems Engineering is intended for students who want to advance their knowledge in global financial systems, financial engineering, and financial decision analysis.  Students get an understanding of the theory and/or tools of the financial systems, derivatives, investment analysis, and risk management. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs in the Volgenau School of Engineering.


In today’s complex financial services economy, employers look for people who have the mathematical knowledge to find patterns and the skills to use those patterns and systems to their advantage. Volgenau’s reputation for teaching advanced computational and mathematical models provides a solid foundation in the field of financial systems engineering. Students who earn this certificate might find employment in the growing financial services sector as banking and finance institutions increase their share of jobs.

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