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Quantitative Studies for Finance Certificate

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.

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

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$2500 Potential fellowship funds from SPS for research or fieldwork
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89% Of CFO’s believe that the future demands a much stronger data analytical skill set
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300,000 In the Global Network you join as a Columbia grad
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

International Students: This Certificate program does not qualify for an F-1 student visa. International students who seek a full-time program should review other programs available through Columbia SPS.

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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.