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Our Mission

The Program for Financial Studies (PFS) at Columbia Business School seeks to support and promote the School’s research in financial economics and quantitative finance, to advance the School’s educational mission, and to foster engagement with industry partners.

As part of its educational missions, the PFS administers Columbia Business School’s Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) program.

The MSFE educates the next generation of industry leaders, ready to apply their quantitative training to solve real-world problems in the finance industry. Together, the research and educational missions of the PFS allow us to foster important interactions with industry partners, involving both the sharing of research & ideas, as well as student recruitment.

Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE)

MS Graduation 2022

MSFE Degree Program

The Program for Financial Studies (PFS) oversees the Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) degree at the Business School.

Click HERE to read the FT article: Banking Hubs Retain Allure Amid Shocks article featuring the MSFE program and recent graduate Kevin Guo '22.


Professor Laura Veldkamp

Cross-Disciplinary Research

Finance and economics research is at the forefront of the Program for Financial Studies activities, including seminars and conferences. We integrate faculty from the finance, accounting, economics and decision, risk & operations divisions.

Contact Us

Columbia Business School

Program for Financial Studies | Columbia Business School | 665 West 130th Street | New York, NY 10027

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Faculty Director: Harry Mamaysky, Professor of Professional Practice | [email protected]

Co-Director: Melina Denebeim '12 | [email protected]