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FIN 580 CSQ - Special Topics in Finance - Computer Science for Quants

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Lectures and discussions relating to new areas of interest. See class schedule for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours in a semester; may be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours in subsequent semesters. Credit is not given for FIN 528 and FIN 580 (66393), Section ADF. Prerequisite: Varies by section.

Special Instructions:

Virtually all aspects of modern finance are now heavily reliant on both technology and computer science. Software engineering has become an increasingly useful and often even essential skill and discipline for those intending to work in the financial industry. This two week course is intended to offer advanced students an ultra accelerated deep-dive into many of the essential aspects, both academic and professional, of computer science and software development to the students of the MSFE and MSF programs. The underlying motivation of this course is to provide students from non-CS backgrounds with the additional exposure, knowledge, and skills often required in order to secure employment in the financial industry in roles requiring or substantially benefiting from software development or data analytics. Topics covered will include the most important aspects of a variety of topics, including: core foundational aspects of computer science (data structures and algorithms, discrete math, bo

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Course Level: Graduate

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Term(s): Spring


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