Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering course; Requirements, duration, job opportunities and universities offering the course

Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering course
Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering course

ABOUT THE COURSE

The financial industry has been relying on experts from various fields, e.g Statistics, Mathematics and Engineering in order to acquire necessary technical expertise to solve a specific problem. Generally, however, it has been recognized that people are much more trained to solve financial problems if they have additional knowledge in finance and economics enabling them understand the role of financial instruments within the broader economic and business context. Financial companies are calling on experts in the area of risk identification, risk modeling and mitigation to help them respond to increased regulation and public pressure to manage financial risk. Further, the industry expects future employees to be able to understand financial theory, to develop dynamic models and innovative products including programming their own developments. The advancement of the capital market
such as the digitization of the Nairobi stock exchange and plans to introduce derivatives such as options, futures and forwards will also require integrated knowledge in Statistics, Mathematics, Finance and economics.

COURSE DURATION

The Course takes the below specified time frames, depending on the type of student’s entry:

  • The program will take a total of nine semesters.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The program will prepare a student for a career as a Financial Engineer, concerned with the construction of models and application of financial theory and instruments in formulating solutions to financial problems as well as exploring financial opportunities. Students will use statistical methods to identify, quantify and develop various strategies to mitigate against financial risks. They will also study topics in areas of economics, marketing, mathematics of investment and finance, risk management, insurance and accounting. The program is interdisciplinary and the knowledge and skills developed by students are applicable in many business settings. Hence, the
graduates are expected to find employment in investment firms, commercial banking, insurance, employee benefits, pension, investment management, Risk management areas, management consulting or continue with postgraduate studies in the area.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (FINANCIAL ENGINEERING) LATEST COURSE REQUIREMENTS AS SET BY KUCCPS

On the KUCCPS site, this course is placed under cluster 12.
CLUSTER SUBJECT 1MAT A
CLUSTER SUBJECT 2BIO / PHY / CHE / BIO
CLUSTER SUBJECT 3HAG / GEO / CRE / IRE / HRE
CLUSTER SUBJECT 4BIO / PHY / CHE / BIO / HAG / GEO / CRE / IRE / HRE / HSC / ARD / AGR / WW / MW / BC / PM / ECT / DRD / AVT / CMP / FRE / GER / ARB / KSL / MUC / BST
NOTE: A subject may only be considered ONCE in this section

MINIMUM SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

SUBJECT 1MAT AC+

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INSTITUTIONS WHERE THE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED

Some of the institutions offering this programme are:

BARAUNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA, BARATON
BUCBOMET UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
CUCHUKA UNIVERSITY
CUCHUKA UNIVERSITY
CUEACATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA
DAYSTARDAYSTAR UNIVERSITY
EUEGERTON UNIVERSITY
EUEGERTON UNIVERSITY
GUGARISSA UNIVERSITY
JKUATJOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
JKUATJOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
JKUATJOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
KABUKABARAK UNIVERSITY
KABUKABARAK UNIVERSITY
KAFUCOKAIMOSI FRIENDS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
KARUKARATINA UNIVERSITY
KCAKCA UNIVERSITY
KSUKISII UNIVERSITY
KSUKISII UNIVERSITY
KUKENYATTA UNIVERSITY
KUKENYATTA UNIVERSITY
KUKENYATTA UNIVERSITY
KYUKIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY
KYUKIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY
KYUKIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY
LULAIKIPIA UNIVERSITY
LULAIKIPIA UNIVERSITY
MCKUMACHAKOS UNIVERSITY
MCKUMACHAKOS UNIVERSITY
MCKUMACHAKOS UNIVERSITY
MKUMOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY
MKUMOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY
MKUMOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY
MMARAUMAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
MMARAUMAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
MMARAUMAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
MMUMULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF KENYA
MMUSTMASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
MMUSTMASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
MSUMASENO UNIVERSITY
MUMOI UNIVERSITY
MUMOI UNIVERSITY
MUSTMERU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PUPWANI UNIVERSITY
RNURONGO UNIVERSITY
SEKUSOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY
SEKUSOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY
THRKUCTHARAKA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
TMUCTOM MBOYA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
TTUTAITA TAVETA UNIVERSITY
TUKTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA
UOEUNIVERSITY OF ELDORET
UOEMUNIVERSITY OF EMBU
UOEMUNIVERSITY OF EMBU
UOKUNIVERSITY OF KABIANGA
UONUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
UONUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
ZETECHZETECH UNIVERSITY

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