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The Computational Finance and Risk Management (CFRM) program addresses the demand in the financial services industry for advanced quantitative computational finance competencies and next-generation risk management skills. CFRM provides students with a rigorous mathematical and statistical foundation as well as extensive instruction in the use of open source R-programming. The program courses are taught by an interdisciplinary team of professors with backgrounds in Applied Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics as well as a diversified set of financial industry professionals who serve as adjunct instructors. Established by the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, the CFRM program offers rigorous and relevant instruction grounded in both theory and practice. Recognizing the rapidly changing landscape in finance, CFRM adapts to equip students with skills and knowledge that will enable them for future success.


Celebrating 10 years of the Computational Finance and Risk Management graduate programs. Thank you to students, staff and faculty for being a part of CFRM over the last decade!

The University of Washington’s Computational Finance and Risk Management MS degree achieved 15th place in QuantNet’s 2022 rankings of financial engineering MS programs.

CFRM Highlights

Autumn 2022 Activities
Autumn 2022 Activities
It has been a busy quarter so far - both in and out of the classroom!  Back in September, CFRM faculty and staff welcomed 36...
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Alumni Spotlight: Naiqiang Qian
Alumni Spotlight: Naiqiang Qian
Alum Neil (Naiqiang) Qian was a student in the Computational Finance and Risk Management Master of Science campus cohort of 2015. As a student, Neil...
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Alumni Spotlight: Wenxuan Wang
Alumni Spotlight: Wenxuan Wang
Alum Wenxuan Wang was a student in the Computational Finance and Risk Management Master of Science campus cohort of 2016. She obtained a summer internship...
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