CertificatesQuantitative Finance Certificate

If you seek to apply cutting-edge analytical tools to real-world data, Weatherhead School of Management’s newly added Certificate in Quantitative Finance can get you there.

Throughout our rigorous certificate program, you’ll gain critical finance industry skills that prepare you for the highly regarded Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification, not limited to: 

  • Financial consulting
  • Investment management research
  • Portfolio management
  • Investment banking

Whether you wish to unlock careers in risk and fund management or financial engineering or take a different path, our certificate will help build your confidence as a business professional in finance. And, you’ll have access to Weatherhead’s diverse offerings, such as the Bloomberg Lab, career management training sessions and other financial databases. 

Certificate in Quantitative Finance at a Glance

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The Weatherhead Way

At Case Western Reserve, you’ll study at one of the nation’s leading research universities—in one of the country’s most culturally robust neighborhoods. You’ll live and learn in a city known for industry and healthcare innovation, where nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies are represented. You’ll learn breakthrough business concepts from the people who literally wrote the book on them.

Plus, you’ll:

  • Learn more than just the core skills of business management,
  • Discover yourself better as a person and as a leader, and
  • Build the skills you need to reach beyond problem solving to solution innovation.

Your Classes

Our flexible program offers two levels of certification—Level 1 and Level 2 (advanced)—which you can earn by taking up to three courses per semester. 

The Level 1 certificate gives you the option to select three courses to complete from the following certificate set:

  • FNCE 430 - Derivatives and Risk Management
  • FNCE 404 - Financial Modeling
  • FNCE 435 - Empirical Finance

If you have not taken a financial management class previously, it is required that you enroll in a compulsory course such as MBAP 405 -H (Online) - Financial Management, MBAP 405 - Financial Management I, or FNCE 421 Corporate Financial Analysis as part of the Level I certificate.

To obtain the advanced certificate, you'll complete all coursework from the Level 1 certificate set, in addition to selecting two advanced courses in:

  • FNCE 431 - Fixed Income Markets and Their Derivatives
  • FNCE 433 - Quantitative Risk Modeling
  • FNCE 434 - Financial Analytics and Banking

Credit hours from the certificates will count towards the degree, when a student switches from a non-degree certificate to degree seeking, after completing all available levels of a certificate.

See Your Classes

Certificate Application Deadlines

To receive a decision by the Notification Date listed, you must submit and complete your application by the corresponding Application Deadline. The Admissions Committee will not issue an offer of admission if an application package remains incomplete.

Spring 2024

Application Deadline

Notification Date

Round 1

December 1, 2023

December 16, 2023


Fall 2024

Application Deadline

Notification Date

Round 1

January 9, 2024

March 15, 2024

Round 2

March 5, 2024

May 3, 2024

Round 3

April 30, 2024

July 1, 2024

Note: After the final round deadline applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed as space remains available.

Your Next Step Starts Now

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