HIT School of business and management science

Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Financial Engineering

Financial engineering is the design, development and implementation of innovative financial instruments and processes as well as the formulation of creative solutions to challenges in finance. The development and creative application of financial theory and financial instruments is key in structuring solutions to complex financial challenges and to exploit financial opportunities; given the dynamic environment that characterizes today's financial services industry the world over.

Financial engineering involves the application of science-based mathematical models to decisions about saving, investing, and borrowing, lending, and managing risk. In recent years, there has been a phenomenal rise of many new derivatives markets which has vastly enhanced the scope of financial engineering. As a result it has become possible to produce at reasonable cost customized financial contracts that address a broad range of investment and risk management needs faced by firms, households and governments around the world.

The main strands of the programme are:

  • Mathematical Tools
  • Statistical Tools
  • Economics/ Financial Tools
  • IT and Computational Tools.
  • Derivative / Security Models
  • Investments and Trading

Career Paths

The first and primary call of the holder of this unique degree programme is to become a vibrant technoprenuer. In addition to this, graduates are well sought for various positions in industry and commerce. Among them:

  • Portfolio Engineer
  • Derivatives Directorate
  • Hedge Fund Advisory Consultant
  • Actuarial Consultant
  • Innovative Financial Product Developer