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New York University (NYU)

Machine Learning and Finance

New York University (NYU) via edX Professional Certificate


Competitive organizations need teams who can leverage massive and complex datasets, deriving insights that are strategic and actionable. In the financial sector, machine learning has emerged as one of the most critical tools for decision-making. Whether it’s streamlining operations, informing investment decisions, or assessing risk, finance professionals with machine learning skills that improve decision making will have a discernible competitive advantage.

In this professional certificate program, you will learn the key skills for constructing machine learning models, and using data to inform decisions. Whether you are a trader, financial analyst or programmer; whether your focus is on portfolio management or quantitative analytics, you will acquire the skills to apply both Classical Machine Learning and Neural Network/Deep Learning solutions to problems in finance. As important: you will learn a systematic approach to problem solving through data analysis, increasing your value in the emerging data-driven world. Combined with both theory and practical advice, you will be well positioned for solving the supervised and unsupervised learning tasks that will be critically important to all organizations.

The urgent demand for machine learning in finance is only going to grow. But the skills you will develop in this program are key to decision making in many other domains as well. Having these skills will enhance your value in many industries and will be invaluable to your career.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Classical Machine Learning for Financial Engineering

Learn a systemic approach to utilizing classical machine learning models and techniques to gain insights from data sets, and master the tools used in this task.

Course 2: Deep Learning and Neural Networks for Financial Engineering

Expand your machine learning toolkit to include deep learning techniques, and learn about their applications within finance.


Taught by

Ken Perry


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