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Quantitative Studies for Finance

The future of finance will require a strong background in mathematics and statistics to understand the algorithms and investment concepts that dominate this field. A certificate in Quantitative Studies for Finance helps prepare students for both career advancement and graduate study.

Students with a background in mathematics and statistics who desire advanced degrees in finance and financial engineering will follow a structured curriculum from the Mathematics and Statistics Departments.

Designed primarily for part-time study, this program is flexible and can be completed in two to six semesters.

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8 Courses to complete the certificate requirements
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89% Of CFO’s believe that the future demands a much stronger data analytical skill set
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Program Options
Program Options Application Requirements Course Format Time Commitment
Certificate in Quantitative Studies for Finance (Part-Time)

Bachelor’s or equivalent


24 to 30 credits in all (8-10 courses).

Certificate in Quantitative Studies for Finance (Full-Time)

Bachelor’s or equivalent


24 to 30 credits in all (8-10 courses).

Who should apply:
  • Recent graduates who wish to prepare for graduate school in a field related to finance and financial engineering.
  • Professionals seeking a career change into a cutting-edge industry.
Lifelong benefits you receive as a Columbia graduate:
  • Access to a world-renowned system of libraries
  • A Columbia email address
  • Membership in a network of Columbia students, faculty and alumni

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* International students are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. Please note that it is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. In addition, if studying on a student visa, you must enroll in the full-time option (12 credits per term), if available, and study on campus.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name

Quantitative Studies for Finance

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

This program will cost $54,657 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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