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University of Michigan
Degree:Master of Science in Financial Engineering (M.S.F.E.)
Program Description:The University of Michigan program integrates finance, applied math and engineering. The degree falls under the school of engineering. A balance of math, engineering, physics and finance classes comprise the curriculum. Prerequisites for the program cover accounting, economics, electrical engineering, math and statistics.
Location:Ann Arbor, Mich.
Program Age:11 years
Term:36 credit hours (15 to 16 courses), usually completed in three to four semesters
Placement:Average starting salary for graduates is $79,000.
Director:Nejat Seyhun. Seyhun received a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, Graduate School of Management. His current research focuses on the backdating of executive options, risk-return trade-off in asset prices, intraday impact of insider trading, long-run performance of IPOs, managerial overconfidence, Chinese walls and conflicts of interests in securities firms, options pricing, and conflict between information efficiency and rewards to information gathering.
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