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Financial Engineering

Focus on financial instruments and economic theory used to manage financial risks, improve operational management and practice sustainability in agricultural business.

Financial Engineering – B.S. in Financial Engineering, Minor

Financial engineers combine economic theory and engineering problem-solving skills to assist businesses with risk management strategies, which is an increasingly important role in today’s globalized economy. In the Financial Engineering program at Montana State, students undergo rigorous training in economics, engineering mathematics and actuarial methods that are at the core of the financial industry.

The Financial Engineering program is jointly offered by the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and the Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics. Additionally, Financial Engineering can be taken as a minor.



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In Demand
Demand for financial engineering graduates is high with a forecasted growth rate of 18 to 20% annually over the next seven years, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Unique Opportunities
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Financial Engineering students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.