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Watson Graduate School of Management

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Quantitative Financial Economics (QFE)

MSQFE students

What is Quantitative Financial Economics?

Quantitative Financial Economics (QFE) embraces the role of advanced mathematics in applied finance. There is an extensive use of mathematics, probability theory, and financial economics in the MSQFE program. This program trains students not to become an employee with quantitative skills but financial managers who are equipped with a thorough understanding of quantitative finance.

Why Watson Graduate School of Management?

Oklahoma State University and the Watson Graduate School of Management have long standing relationships with industrial, energy and financial services firms throughout the nation. MSQFE students have ample opportunities to interact with representatives of these companies on campus at career fairs and program participants benefit from the services provided by the Student Success Center to prepare for the job application process and for job interviews. MSQFE students also network with program alumni every fall during our alumni weekend.

The MSQFE Program in the Watson Graduate School of Management offers students considerable flexibility in customizing a plan of study when earning the MSQFE degree. Students may choose between three specializations in the MSQFE program: Financial Engineering, Risk Management, and Investment Management.

Each year a team of distinguished MSQFE students travels to Toronto to compete in the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC). The RITC brings together teams from top finance programs from around the globe to compete in a variety of trading environments. Financial support for the trading team is provided by donations from alumni and key program stakeholders.

The MSQFE program in the Watson Graduate School of Management is considered a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field. An international student with F-1 visa in a STEM field may have Optional Practical Training for up to 29 months during which they can work in the United States in a field directly related to the student’s major area of study.