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Martina Waldner
Senior Program Consultant

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Prof. Marliese Uhrig Homburg
Program Director
Prof. Dr. Marliese Uhrig-Homburg

Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (FBV), KIT

Prof Dr Ruckes
Program Director
Prof. Dr. Martin E. Ruckes

Head of Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance, KIT

ASIIN Accredited

Master in Financial Engineering (FE)

Fast-evolving financial markets constantly set new challenges while progress in quantitative tools and computer technology open up entirely new opportunities. Therefore, the finance industry needs people with deep knowledge of financial theory, mathematical tools and information technology as well as adequate methods of engineering and management tools. FE qualifies graduates to meet all this needs.

Hot Topics in FE

Hot Topics in Financial Engineering

  • Risk management: risk analysis, risk sensitiveness, risk assessment, and risk rating
  • Asset management & optimal investment portfolios
  • Derivatives: sensitivity analyses, static & dynamic trading strategies
  • Safety & security in IT systems (e.g. computational models to predict returns and to solve quant finance problems with modern software)
  • Analysis of projects regarding the associated information, service and finance products used from the innovation to the product launch and after

Content Summary

Financial Engineering

The Master Program in Financial Engineering provides innovative solutions of pricing, hedging, trading and portfolio management problems by employing advanced mathematical methods and computer technology. Graduates will be qualified to consider challenges in the financial sector from an engineer’s point of view and to develop and optimize innovative solutions on the basis of fundamental economic laws. 

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Module Structure

The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules:

5 Engineering Modules addressing technological topics, and 5 Management Modules providing general leadership know-how.

Engineering Modules Management Modules
  • Information & Service Management
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Fundamentals in Financial Engineering
  • Advanced Financial Engineering
  • Risk Management
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  • International Project Management
  • Finance for Executives
  • Management Accounting, Marketing and Strategy
  • Stochastic & Games
  • Law & Contracts
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Target Group

Target Group

Professionals working in financial product-oriented service sectors, e.g.:

  • Investment and private banks
  • Corporate departments in industry
  • Insurance companies


Career Perspectives

Career Perspectives

Assessing and controlling different types of risks are key responsibilities in companies as well as in the financial sector. The quality of risk management processes is a crucial factor in the success or failure of the business. Increasingly complex financial products, various regulations and the enormous importance of information technology have created a great challenge both to financial and non-financial companies.

Alumni Voices

HECTOR School Alumni Financial Engineering

"Nowadays banking needs knowledge on high sophisticated and very actual level. In my opinion the HECTOR School Master program Financial Engineering is a very recommendable way if one wants to manage present and future challenges in the overall banking sector sucessfully. The new and state-of-the-art methods in risk management taught in the specific modules are a great help in my everyday practical work."

Phillip Schultheiß, HECTOR School Graduate FE
BBBank eG

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • Professional experience (at least 1-2 years) & current employment
  • English proficiency

Detailed description of all admission requirements

Program Structure

The Master Program is splitted in 5 Engineering and 5 Management Modules of 2 weeks, each over a period of 15 months. The modules are followed by a master thesis written in the company (FE: 6 months) and often used as a innovation project for the company. The overall duration is approx. 20 months.


Academic Calendar Intake 2017


HECTOR School Timetable Intake 2017_2018

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HECTOR School Campus

The 10 teaching modules take place at the HECTOR School in Karlsruhe. More information on:


KIT Campus & Infrastructure

As the Technology Business School of the KIT, the HECTOR School benefits from the extensive university infrastructure of the worldwide renowned research and educational institution.

KIT Teaching Quality

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The HECTOR School offers top-level teaching derived from state-of-the-art research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Numerous institutes and departments of the KIT are involved in the HECTOR School Master Programs FE: