The UW Department of Applied Mathematics, Computational Finance & Risk Management Program, in collaboration with UW Professional & Continuing Education, offers certificates for working professionals seeking advanced knowledge and modern skills to advance their career in Computational Finance and Actuarial Science. Courses in the Computational Finance certificate are a subset of the MS-CF&RM degree and are offered online using the latest distance learning technologies.
- The Computational Finance Certificate program is 3 quarters in duration and starts in autumn and ends in the spring with a student load of one 4 credit course each quarter.
- The Actuarial Science Certificate program is either 4 quarters (Autumn start) or 5 quarters (Summer start) depending on a students background. Details on credit and sequence can be found in the Actuarial Science Certificate section.
- Credits are awarded by the University of Washington. Students seeking to apply credits for further graduate degree study are encouraged to register for Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) status. Up to 12 UW credits earned in these certificate programs may be applied to future Graduate degree programs at the UW. The certificates are administered and awarded by Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) at the University of Washington.
- The Quantitative Fundamentals of Computational Finance Certificate program is an intense 3 course, summer-only, undergraduate certificate program (classroom and online format) that is designed for students who wish to prepare for a graduate degree in Computational Finance & Risk Management, Financial Engineering, Mathematical Finance, and/or Quantiative Finance OR who might already be employed in the financial sector but are seeking a "skills refreshment or update".
More details on all of these programs can be found in the following sections.