Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM) is a satellite campus of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) located in the heart of the financial district in New York City. Established in 2007 as the home of the final capstone semester for the Master of Engineering with Financial Engineering concentration (MFE) degree offered by ORIE, CFEM serves to complement the theoretical education our MFE students receive on the Ithaca campus with practical training led by seasoned professionals in New York City. With the assistance of our distinguished Advisory Council and many other finance practitioners, we ensure that all of CFEM’s offerings, whether classroom lectures or career events, are in line with our students' professional goals and the current recruiting needs of the financial industry.
All ORIE MFE students spend their third semester at CFEM to benefit from its practical curriculum and professional development programs. Students may also apply to participate in an additional fourth semester at CFEM to deepen their knowledge in financial data science. FDS@CFEM is designed to serve the financial industry’s growing demand for talent with large-scale data skills.
Our alumni and other professionals working in finance find CFEM activities rewarding as well. In addition to many networking and mentoring opportunities with our students, we offer a variety of seminars featuring guest speakers from industry and academia. Past examples include lectures held jointly with the Global Association of Risk Professionals, of which CFEM is an academic affiliate, and our monthly Bridge to Cornell seminars that feature talks focused on algorithmic trading and high frequency research.
CORNELL FACULTY PIONEERED FINANCIAL ENGINEERING AS AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE.