Training Services

MATLAB Fundamentals for Financial Applications

This three-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the MATLAB® technical computing environment for financial analysts and engineers. The course is intended for beginning users and those looking for a review. No prior programming experience or knowledge of MATLAB is assumed. Themes of data analysis, visualization, modeling, and programming are explored throughout the course, with an emphasis on practical application to finance, such as time-series analysis, fixed-income security valuation, portfolio management, options and derivatives, and Monte Carlo simulation. Topics include:

  • Working with the MATLAB user interface
  • Entering commands and creating variables
  • Analyzing vectors and matrices
  • Visualizing vector and matrix data
  • Working with data files
  • Working with data types
  • Automating commands with scripts
  • Writing programs with logic and flow control
  • Writing functions

Note: A 1 hour test session will be scheduled one day prior to the first day of class. This session is to verify that the visual and audio connection is working properly on your computer. The required product software should be installed for the test session. It is highly recommended that you attend this session to ensure a successful and timely class start.

Training Formats

Format Course Length Course Outline


Course is led by a MathWorks instructor in a focused classroom setting. Locations include MathWorks offices and public sites worldwide; classroom training can also take place at your facility

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Online instructor-led

Course is held online in real time by a MathWorks instructor and contains the same course content and materials used in the classroom setting

3 days View details


Undergraduate-level mathematics and experience with basic computer operations.