In today's world, the risks are high. Professionals skilled in valuing and hedging risks are – and will continue to be – in high demand. As a financial engineering graduate, you will enjoy a wide array of career opportunities where you can apply the tools you have acquired.
Working for an investment bank or an insurance company is one career option, but by no means the only one. The skills necessary to price and manage complex risks are also highly valued by non-financial corporations. All internationally active firms need to hedge foreign exchange risk, while firms processing raw materials have to manage volatile commodity prices.
As a financial engineering graduate, you can also pursue other avenues of professional development, including consultancies, software companies and regulatory institutions.
This specialization gives you a solid foundation for a management position in a large healthcare organization. At the start of your career, you will most likely be involved in optimizing healthcare processes or managing the development and implementation of new technologies in the organization.
You may choose to focus on process design and organization, which involves using and developing performance measurement systems to help achieve improvements such as streamlining a hospital’s organizational processes.
Alternatively, you could focus on managing the development and implementation of new medical technologies or ICT solutions in healthcare organizations. In that case, your professional focus will be on estimating the need for a specific technology within the organization and its impact on patients, doctors and other relevant individuals.
This specialization provides you with a solid academic background for a management career in production and logistics. On graduation, you can look forward to opportunities in companies ranging from multinationals to medium-sized manufacturers and consultancies. You will also be well-equipped to set up your own company.
As a logistics manager or logistics analyst, you are sure to go far. If you opt for logistics management you will ensure the smooth flow of goods and handle the related effects on the organization. This applies both to internal logistics (production, inventory) and external logistics (supply of raw materials and delivery of final products). As a logistics analyst, your focus will be on analyzing and improving your company’s production and logistics processes.
Here are a few examples of starter positions our graduates have taken on: analyst at Procter & Gamble’s supply chain management department; logistics analyst at mail-order and online retailer Wehkamp; management trainee at Stork; operations management consultant at the AMC Medical Centre; solutions analyst for UPS Supply Chain Solutions; and strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group.