Financial Engineering

<p>I just recently came across financial engineering while searching for careers I might want to go into. I still only a high school senior so that's a long way off but I was wondering if anyone could give me a brief overview of what a financial engineer actually does. Also, if I wanted to take that path later on, what majors in college would be best?</p>

<p>It's not really engineering. It's more about advanced mathematical applications for finance. Google "quants" if you want more information.</p>

<p>If you want to get into it, study Mathematics and Computer Science, while taking substantial coursework in Economics, Finance and Statistics.</p>

<p>You will need to obtain at least a Masters in Math, CS or Computation Finance (aka Mathematical Finance, aka Financial Engineering) to gain entry into the field.</p>

<p>Thanks for the help</p>