Master in Financial Engineering (part-time)

HECTOR School of Engineering and Management

Program Description

Master in Financial Engineering (part-time)

HECTOR School of Engineering and Management

Master Program in Financial Engineering

Part-time further qualification for economists.

Financial engineering provides innovative solutions for pricing, hedging, trading and portfolio management problems by employing advanced mathematical methods and computer technology.

Graduates of the Financial Engineering master program are capable of taking over executive functions in financial management. They are qualified to consider challenges in the financial sector from an engineer’s point of view and to develop and optimize innovative solutions on the basis of fundamental economic laws. Their profound understanding of complex financial products enables them to deal with the challenges of an increasingly globally acting finance sector.

Target Group

Future engineering executives working in financial product-oriented service sectors. Lines of business may be e.g. investment and private banks, business investment departments, insurance companies, etc.

Come by on our HECTOR Open Day to get first-hand information on the program and talk to students, as well as HECTOR representatives.


Participants apply and optimize acknowledged financing theories, engineering methods, and management tools as well as mathematical and computer-aided techniques. Simultaneously, they identify the limits of economic and financial-mathematical models. Consequently, they are prepared well for careers at e.g. credit institutes, investment companies, insurance companies, consulting firms, and finance departments of big national and international industrial companies.

Focus of the Program

This Master of Science program prepares executives for leading positions in the financial sector. Participants will be familiarized with the efficient use and implementation of pricing and risk management methods on financial derivative and fixed income security markets. Computational skills and analytical thinking are encouraged in this course.

The Financial Engineering program is specifically designed for professionals who aim for a position in:

  • Investment banking
  • Risk management
  • Corporate financial strategy
  • Financial information systems
  • Regulation
  • Portfolio management
  • Trading

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to our Financial Engineering master program, the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

Appropriate qualification for university entrance:

First degree: Bachelor, master, diploma, etc. (University, University of Applied Sciences, Cooperative State University)

The first degree should be in:

  • Economics
  • Business informatics
  • Business mathematics
  • Industrial engineering
  • Physics or a related subject

Basic knowledge of one of the following fields is required:

  • Micro- and macroeconomics
  • Finance or internal and external accounting

In exceptional cases, other degrees may be accepted (e.g., professional experience).

Professional Experience: Depending on the first degree´s level (210 or 180 ECTS points), 1 or 2 years of practical experience in the program subject area is required. Three years of work experience are recommended. References are needed as evidence.

TOEFL Test: Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language is required, normally in the form of a TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language).

Interview: The last step of admission is the successful completion of the interview with the program director.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
HECTOR School of Engineering and Management

Last updated December 10, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 30, 2019
18 months
Part time
30,000 EUR
Germany - Karlsruhe, Baden-W├╝rttemberg
Start date : Sept. 30, 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Mar. 31, 2021
Sept. 30, 2019
Germany - Karlsruhe, Baden-W├╝rttemberg
Application deadline Request Info
End date Mar. 31, 2021

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