MA in Quantitative Finance

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences

Program Description

MA in Quantitative Finance

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences

The graduate programme in Quantitative Finance (QF) at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw is a four-semester programme on a full-time basis that provides students with outstanding knowledge of modern quantitative finance. It has been recognized by EduUniversal Top 100 in Financial Market ranking as the 20th.

  • You will use rigorous analytic tools, advanced derivatives valuation models and portfolio management strategies in real dynamic conditions
  • You will learn modern risk management techniques and quantitative investment tools
  • You will acquire codding skills (C++, R, CRAN) that will enable you to implement financial models in practice
  • You will know how to design and optimize automated trading strategies
  • You will probably earn an equivalent of entire tuition within three months of work
  • You will learn in international environment: 50% of students at the program are foreigners
  • You will fluently use two main languages in the world in finance: mathematics and English

Career perspectives: Risk Management, Investment Analysis, Derivatives Pricing, Proprietary Trading, Portfolio Management, Financial Consultancy, Academic and Industrial Research, Financial Products Development.

The distinctive feature of this programme is that it combines the overall fundamentals of economic theory with specialised knowledge in finance. The basic aim of this specialisation is to provide students with theoretical knowledge from the field of quantitative finance combined with its practical applications in financial institutions, taking into account the latest trends in financial world. The theory may be practiced in OSTC Trading Lab managed by the QF coordinatior.


The minimum requirement for entry into the Quantitative Finance program is generally a completed Bachelor's degree. However during the admission procedure specific lectures taught on undergraduate (Bachelor) level are taken under consideration. To be eligible for Quantitative Finance programme, applicants are required to have passed at least some of the following courses called or their equivalents:

  • Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Trade Theory,
  • Mathematical Analysis (Mathematical Calculus), Probability Calculus,
  • Mathematical Statistics, Econometrics.

These courses indicate the academic background that is assumed while students enter the programme (there are also: a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation required). Studying these subjects is highly desirable but is not the only requirement of admission.


Tuition fee charged from non-EU/EFTA candidates:

  • 2100 Euro a year
  • + 200 Euro of additional one-time payment

Tuition fee charged from PL/EU/EFTA candidates:

  • 6600 PLN a year

Maximum 30% of candidates may receive 70% tuition waivers for the first year of the programme. The tuition fee may be paid even in 10 instalments.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
2 years
Full time
2,100 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Poland Warsaw, Masovia
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Duration 2 years
Price 2,100 EUR
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