It is worth noting that the data you’re interested in may not actually be available, and you may decide to collect it yourself. There are a number of excellent texts on quantitative methods for natural and social scientists (including statistics), which we have included at the end of this page. We highly recommend taking courses in quantitative research methods if you plan on collecting your own data. For our purposes, however, we will assume that you are interested in querying existing databases in order to find scientific and quantitative data that is relevant to your research question.
Subsequent growth in the number and location of programs has paralleled the growth of financial engineering —with its growing importance across all aspects of the financial services industries—and of risk management as professions .  Programs are now widely offered internationally—see links below—and in some cases are available online or via distance education (. Washington ,  York ,  Stevens ,  USC ,  NUS  ). In a few cases, a quantitative-finance MBA -specialization is offered.    More recently undergraduate programs are available, both in the US (. Ball State ,  James Madison ,  McIntire .  ) and internationally (. Essex ,  HKUST ,  UNISA  ).
John has over 30 years’ experience in the design, analysis, verification, and operation of complex integrated hardware and software systems. As a Technical Fellow in Systems Engineering of The Boeing Company, John is sought for consulting and execution of critical engineering challenges across multiple business units. John's experience includes manned spacecraft, communication and remote sensing satellites, commercial aircraft flight controls and systems integration, and mobile satellite communication networks. He has worked at the level of detailed HW/SW integration in high integrity aviation electronics, through to the level of systems required for globally mobile mission critical communication services. In addition to solving development problems, John's purvue is to improve system engineering processes and tools, and plan for long range implications of nano- and other disruptive technology.