Summer Quarter Certificate Info Session: Quantitative Fundamentals for Computational Finance

Certificate in Quantitative Fundamentals of Computational Finance

Required Courses:

Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance (CFRM 460) , 3 credits NW,QSR, 10671

Probability and Statistics for Computational Finance (CFRM 461), 3 credits, 10672

Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics (CFRM 462), 5 credits, 10673

This certificate will provide a comprehensive set of tools to support studies in the area of quantitative finance, or to prepare for employment in the financial or investment industries.  Students will engage in the mathematical, statistical and economic fundamentals necessary for advancement in financial professions today. Through utilizing R programming in the courses, students will also develop a fundamental understanding of R programming.

Why Should I Complete a Summer Quarter Certificate Program?

As a UW undergraduate student, you can take care of some of your general education or elective credits in a focused and concentrated way by taking a Summer Quarter Certificate Program. Strengthen your study skills while you earn a companion credential that complements your degree.

You can use the summer as an opportunity to try out or train for a potential career path. The certificate program offers an alternative to a traditional internship; all courses are generally taught by industry professionals and offer hands-on learning in the classroom. The certificate serves as a marker of professional readiness along with your bachelor’s degree.


How the Summer Quarter Certificate Programs work

Summer Quarter Certificate Programs are open to UW matriculated undergraduates enrolled in Summer Quarter. Go to MyUW and register for all courses that make up the certificate of your choice.

Please Note: UW graduate students can enroll in Summer Quarter Certificates on a space available basis during registration period III.

 Once you have successfully completed all the certificate courses, they will appear on your transcript just like your other UW courses. You will also receive a certificate in the mail from UW Professional and Continuing Education indicating your successful completion of the program. You may list the certificate on your résumé. (Note: The certificate itself will not appear on your transcript.)

Note: These courses may not be eligible for Financial Aid. Please talk with your advisor about how the courses may/may not fulfill credits you need or contact the Financial Aid Office to review your individual situation.


Read more about how Summer Certificates help UW undergraduates meet their career goals.


You may still qualify for Financial Aid.
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