Programs > Master’s Degrees > Master of Science (MSc) – Financial Engineering

Master of science (MSc) – Financial Engineering

Master of Science (MSc) – Financial Engineering

Are you ready to make the most of your passion for mathematics, programming and finance, and build yourself a fascinating career? Financial engineering will give you the means to analyze, evaluate and develop tools for dealing with today’s financial challenges.

Your training

  • Learn how to combine mathematical and computational techniques with financial knowledge to solve financial problems
  • Develop the ability to interpret and communicate analysis results to guide decisions in areas like risk management and portfolio management
  • Now possible to learn about data science and artificial intelligence: textual data, high-frequency data, statistical learning and filtering unobservable variables
  • Learn different programming languages
  • Professors renowned in Canada and abroad, in both the academic and business communities
  • French language courses and the Experience Quebec course can help international students integrate into the Quebec and Canadian job markets. This pathway is offered to most students who choose the supervised project stream.
Samuel Léveillé

"This program combines science and finance! It opened a door for me to a subsidiary of Montréal Exchange by preparing me for risk management on transactions and derivatives. I received a job offer very quickly."

Samuel Léveillé, alumnus, Risk Management Analyst, TMX Group

Research chairs, centres and groups

  • Canada Research Chair in Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Canada Research Chair in Risk Management
  • Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM)
  • Data Mining Chair
  • DGIA–HEC Alternative Investments Research Group
  • Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD)

HEC Montréal is also a partner of the Canadian Derivatives Institute (CDI).


Putting academic theory into practice

The National Bank Financial trading room at HEC Montréal, supplied with real-time financial data and linked to the Bloomberg and Reuters information and analysis services, is like an actual trading room at a major financial institution.

The Computing and Data Mining Laboratory gives you access to databases in economics, finance, marketing and other management fields and to specialized software for processing such data and performing scientific simulations and calculations.

A step toward your future career

Organizations trust the expertise students gain in this master’s program. Several recent supervised projects are a testament to this.

  • Asset management in specific environments such as insurance companies, pension funds or investment funds
  • Evaluation and coverage of derivatives
  • Measuring and managing credit risk and counterparty risk
  • Using learning methods and artificial intelligence for market forecasting

QTEM Masters Program: Join a world-class network!


Are you looking to develop skills in analytical and quantitative techniques to support decision-making in an international context? Spend a term at one of the institutions in the prestigious QTEM network and earn your QTEM certification in quantitative technology in economics and management.

Learn about the program and eligibility criteria

Your career outlook


100 %

Placement rate

Positions held by program graduates:

  • Associate Director – C++ Developer
  • Associate – Risk Management
  • Manager – Investment Funds
  • Principal Analyst – Risk, Portfolio and Modeling
  • Senior Advisor – Financial Engineering
  • Senior Analyst – Investment Risk


"Thanks to the high quality of this Master’s program in financial engineering, graduates understand advanced concepts and models and how they are applied in practice. They also develop extensive skills in computer programming. The cutting-edge trading room also lets them get a head start by linking their classroom knowledge with the realities of financial markets."

Pierre Laroche, Strategist – National Bank Investments

Program details
45 Credits
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Day
Instruction mode
  • On-site
  • Côte-des-Neiges

Future students, follow us

Share this page