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Computational Finance Program at the Oregon Graduate Institute

Computational Finance compfin at cse.ogi.edu
Tue Feb 11 17:22:36 EST 1997


COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE at the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science &
Technology (OGI)

Master of Science Concentrations in
Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
Electrical Engineering (EE)

Now Reviewing MS Applications for Fall 1997! 

New! Certificate Program Designed for Part-Time Students. 

For more information, contact OGI Admissions at (503)690-1027 or
admissions at admin.ogi.edu, or visit our Web site at: 


Computational Finance Overview:

Advances in computing technology now enable the widespread use of
sophisticated, computationally intensive analysis techniques applied to
finance and financial markets. The real-time analysis of tick-by-tick
financial market data, and the real-time management of portfolios of
thousands of securities is now sweeping the financial industry. This has
opened up new job opportunities for scientists, engineers, and computer
science professionals in the field of Computational Finance.

The strong demand within the financial industry for technically-
sophisticated graduates is addressed at OGI by the Master of Science and
Certificate Programs in Computational Finance. Unlike a standard two year
MBA, the programs are directed at training scientists, engineers, and
technically oriented financial professionals in the area of quantitative

The master's programs lead to a Master of Science in Computer Science and
Engineering (CSE track) or in Electrical Engineering (EE track). The MS
programs can be completed within 12 months on a full-time basis. In
addition, OGI has introduced a Certificate program designed to provide
professionals in engineering and finance a means of upgrading their skills
or acquiring new skills in quantitative finance on a part-time basis.

The Computational Finance MS concentrations feature a unique combination
of courses that provides a solid foundation in finance at a non-trivial,
quantitative level, plus the essential core knowledge and skill sets of
computer science or the information technology areas of electrical
engineering. These skills are important for advanced analysis of markets
and for the development of state-of-the-art investment analysis, portfolio
management, trading, derivatives pricing, and risk management systems. 

The MS in CSE is ideal preparation for students interested in securing
positions in information systems in the financial industry, while the MS
in EE provides rigorous training for students interested in pursuing
careers as quantitative analysts at leading-edge financial firms.

The curriculum is strongly project-oriented, using state-of-the-art
computing facilities and live/historical data from the world's major
financial markets provided by Dow Jones Telerate. Students are trained in
the use of high-level numerical and analytical software packages for
analyzing financial data. 

OGI has established itself as a leading institution in research and
education in Computational Finance. Moreover, OGI has strong research
programs in a number of areas that are highly relevant for work in
quantitative analysis and information systems in the financial industry.


Applications for entrance into the Computational Finance MS programs for
Fall Quarter 1997 are currently being considered. The deadline for receipt
of applications is March 15 with decisions by April 15 .

A candidate must hold a bachelor's degree in computer science,
engineering, mathematics, statistics, one of the biological or physical
sciences, finance, econometrics, or one of the quantitative social
sciences. Candidates who hold advanced degrees in these fields or who have
experience in the financial industry are also encouraged to apply.

Applications for the Certificate Program are considered on an ongoing
basis for entrance in any quarter. 

Contact Information

For general information and admissions materials: 

Visit our web site at:

or contact:

Office of Admissions
Oregon Graduate Institute
P.O.Box 91000
Portland, OR 97291-1000

E-mail: admissions at admin.ogi.edu
Phone: (503)690-1027

For special inquiries:

E-mail: compfin at cse.ogi.edu


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