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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.

This program can be completed in two semesters on a full-time basis or over six semesters on a part-time basis.

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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

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Learn more about the Quantitative Studies in Finance Certificate program at Columbia University School of Professional Studies or contact the program advisor.

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As admissions to our programs are highly competitive, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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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.