About the Financial Engineering Program

Financial Engineering is an emerging interdisciplinary field that emphasizes the design and analysis of financial instrumentsto manage risk and create strategic business opportunities. 

The objective of the program is to provide students with the necessary tools to help manage a business’s financial risks.  In keeping with this objective, financial engineering majors undertake rigorous training in financial economics, engineering mathematics, and actuarial methods:

  • Mathematics similar to engineering but expanded to include more statistics and probability theory
  • Financial economics with a solid background in classical economic theory and markets (capital, commodity, and derivative)
  • Software engineering and modeling

The Financial Engineering program is a joint program between the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics.

Degrees Offered

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics offers the following degrees:




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

  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing

Our graduates have parlayed their Financial Engineering degrees into a wide range of career fields. Placements within the past few years include:

  • Field Engineer, MilTech
  • Junior Software Engineer, Foundant Technologies
  • Customer Service Experience Consultant, MHP-A Porsche Company (An International Management and IT Consultancy Firm)
  • Business Analyst, American Bank Montana
  • Global Leadership Development Program Associate, Advanced Sterlization Products


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