Lehigh University Masters in Financial Engineering Update – June 2020

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I wrote about the Lehigh University Masters in Financial Engineering program a while back to help build out the information for this great program as it is the only finance focused graduate program at Lehigh and I thought it would be of interest to all of you. I have noticed over the years that more students have shown cross over interest in both the MSF and MFE program. Time have changed! Check out the update and be on the watch for more content on this program and other MFE’s over the coming months.


I wanted to start with this since COVID-19 is having some impact as all of you might imagine. Because of the virus, application deadlines have been extended.

  • International Applicants – Currently rolling
  • Domestic Students – July 15th, rolling thereafter

The GMAT is optional, but there are some requirements. You must have received a GPA of 3.3 or better and have achieved a transcript documented letter grade of B or better in TWO (2) or more quantitative undergraduate courses. Undergraduate courses considered include, calculus, statistics and data analytics. Students must submit course descriptions/syllabi with their application for such coursework to be considered.

The rest of the application process is rather standard and I have mentioned it before so I won’t rehash things. I do want to mention the number of scholarships the program has to help with the cost of admissions. There is a Dean’s Scholarship (full tuition), Director’s Scholarship ($5,000 to full tuition), Yellow Ribbon Program (for veterans) as well as general financial aid.

Graduate Success

I had posted last time about some of the roles and titles that graduates had earned and I found them to be pretty impressive. The program website has a section with each student and where they went to work, providing additional color that I think is beneficial. I will include a sampling of these placements below as well as a link so you can see all of them for yourself.

  • University of Delaware – Ph.D, Research Assistant
  • Dun & Bradstreet – Data Analyst
  • Lehigh University – Ph.D, Research Assistant
  • ICBC – Assistant Manager
  • Goldman Sachs – Associate
  • PWC – Associate, Advisory
  • Janney Montgomery Scott – Investment Banking Analyst
  • RBC Capital Markets – Market Risk Analyst

These are all recent, but you can check out the full list here.


There are a number of upcoming events, all virtual (as would be expected), that I think should be helpful. The school provides some application help as well which I think is nice. There is also a weekly chat that should allow you to stay informed on anything related to the MFE program.

Is Business School Right for You?
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Online. A link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Register here

Application Q&A
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Online. A link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Register here

Essay Essentials
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Online. A link will be emailed to you prior to the event. 
Register here

Weekly Webinar Information Session
Date: Every Friday through June 26, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Location: Online. A link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Details: In this time of uncertainties, join us every Friday at 10:00 AM for an overview of opportunities in the Master in Financial Engineering program at Lehigh. The uncertainties of the Financial system, coupled with the advent of big data and blockchain create an environment ripe for Risk managers, Big Data scientists, Quants to solve some of the most challenging issues. During the webinar, Director Patrick J Zoro, a former Managing Director on Wall Street will share information about the area of Financial Engineering and provide an opportunity to learn more about the Master program available at Lehigh. You will be able to ask questions via the live chat and learn about on going projects, our Industry Advisory Group, where our alumni are working, what career opportunities are available.
June 5:   Register here
June 12: Register here
June 19: Register here
June 26: Register here

Certificate Program

Something I really like about this MFE program is the option for students to pursue additional certificates in areas that bolster the MFE degree. Certificates are available in Data Science & Financial Analytics, Quantitative Risk Management or Financial Operations Research and can be earned by taking two additional classes during the program. These two additional classes typically involve one requirement and selecting one elective (short list of qualified electives for each certificate).

I am going to try and get a student review or some additional information for all of you on this program, but I think this is a good update. Check back for more soon!


Here is a link to the Lehigh University Masters in Financial Engineering Program


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