Masters Degree in Quantitative Finance in Europe

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Quantitative Finance

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

A Master degree in Quantitative Finance seeks to teach how to solve problems in financial economics by using mathematical methods. Areas and methods such as statistics, probability or numerical analysis are used in a variety of areas, examples of these are insurance and risk management or profit maximisation.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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Master in Quantitative Finance and Insurance

ESOMAS, University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Turin

The two years Master Program in Quantitative Finance and Insurance represents a challenging opportunity for acquiring  high level competencies, both methodological and professional, in financial and actuarial modelling and decision making. [+]

Masters in Quantitative Finance in Europe 2017. Program description The two years Master Program in Quantitative Finance and Insurance represents a challenging opportunity for acquiring  high level competencies, both methodological and professional, in financial and actuarial modelling and decision making. Our graduates will be able to correctly identify and approach the different problems they will face in a risky and rapidly changing environment, exploiting a good mastering of Mathematics (Differential and Integral Calculus, Optimization, Differential Equations, and more), Probability and Statistics at a not elementary level, a deep understanding of “real life” Finance and Insurance, being risk conscious in a wide sense. A good background in Mathematics, Probability and Statistics is strongly recommended to get full profit of the program. To help students to refresh their basic knowledge, an intensive short course on the essentials of Mathematical Analysis and Probability will be provided for next A.Y. 2016-17 before classes, from September 6 to September 16. Educational Goal The course fits to the current convergence of the activities of banks and business, financial companies, with the activities of insurance and reinsurance and social security systems. These organizations deal with issues related to each other, which are studied implementing tools, techniques and models quite similar when not substantially identical. The educational aim of the course, in general, is to provide a sound preparation, and knowledge of these tools, techniques and models, they can find suitable application both in the financial and in the insurance environment, and, being the whole course held in English, both in Italy and almost worldwide. It is generally believed that setting up to date, as also for professional and business activities of all finance and insurance companies are asked to deal with the management and certification of both the assets and the liabilities. Please note that this double competence is also planned in the syllabus for the preparation of the State examination for access to the National Order of Actuaries, Table A, which has reserved activities, as well as to access CFA Institute program to get the Chartered Financial Accounts credentials. The program provides excellent knowledge of methodologies and logical tools, mathematical statistical and probabilistic, foundations and skills in computer data processing, applying them to: finance, financial intermediation, insurance, retirement planning, risk identification and management, analysis of financial markets, legal aspects of financial and insurance markets, pursuing the integration of different disciplines complementary each other.

The variety of subject areas integrated into a single design will also allow ready adaptation to different and evolving contexts. Some students spent a semester of study abroad, in Seoul, Louvain, Moscow and other prestigious universities. Professional Profile Graduates in Quantitative Finance and Insurance, having a thorough knowledge of 

financial and actuarial issues can aspire to become:

 Financial Analyst, an expert in structured finance "from within" 

 Actuary

 Risk Managers 

You will be able to implement these skills autonomously and assuming increasing responsibility in different contexts, as it is reported below. Career Opportunities 

In general, the Master degree in Quantitative Finance and Insurance allows entry to: professional activities in finance and actuarial tasks; 
 commercial banks, medium-term loans banks and business, both national and international; 
 brokerage firms and investment consultancy;
 insurance and reinsurance companies as actuaries and financial managers;
 private companies in financial services for businesses;
 public and social security institutions;
 pension funds; 
 financial and insurance supervisory institutions; 
 financial consultancy firms and insurance; 
 other financial institutions and companies, insurance and social security [-]

Master in Economics

ESOMAS, University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Turin

Consulting firms, regulatory bodies, large manufacturing and financial firms rely on both strategic thinking and sound measurement of business trends. This programme combines training in economics and in advanced quantitative techniques. [+]

Two-year Masters Course Consulting firms, regulatory bodies, large manufacturing and financial firms rely on both strategic thinking and sound measurement of business trends. This programme combines training in economics and in advanced quantitative techniques. The study of economic systems and economic policy, the interpretation and forecasting of macroeconomic data, and the analysis of market structures are among the core topics of the program. Graduates will hold a diploma of Laurea Magistrale. Interaction with Collegio Carlo Alberto Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation fostering research and teaching in economics, sharing the best practices of the international academic community. Economics students are encouraged to join weekly seminars as well as the “Collegio aperto”, which is a lecture series on current economic topics. Academically outstanding students may apply to become Senior Allievi of Collegio. The Allievi are expected to fulfil their university requirements, as well as to participate in additional activities at Collegio. International Exchanges The following partner universities have masters degrees that are close to ours. Freie Universitaet Berlin, Carlos III Madrid, Copenhagen Business School, University of Freiburg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Rennes I, Ludwig-Maximilian Munchen, Monash University Melbourne, Sydney University, University of Helsinki, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Double Degree There is the possibility to obtain a double-degree (the Italian Laurea Magistrale in Economics and the French Master in Public Economics and Public Finance) by attending the second year at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rennes 1, following a program specialized in Economics and Statistics applied to the public sector. Placement Graduates will possess problem solving skills which lead to professional positions in consulting firms, large companies and financial intermediaries, international organizations and regulatory bodies. Professionals with background in Economics were offered positions at Bain &C Consulting, British Petroleum, Belgrave Capital Management, Deutsche Bank, Ferrero, Fondaco s.g.r., IntesaSanpaolo, Nomura Londra, Unicredit Group, among others. Research-oriented students with excellent academic background will be able to enter top international PhD programs, and ultimately to work as research economist in and outside the academic world. Graduates with interests in research have been admitted to top international Ph.D. programmes, among which Harvard University, London Business School, London School of Economics, New York University, Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Yale. Further Information Click here for further information on the course, including how to apply. [-]

Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels

A highly challenging one-year programme designed to prepare you for a successful career as a financial professional. [+]

This Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance offers its prospective students an advanced education. Its curriculum consists of a combination of finance, statistics, econometrics, programming and mathematics. This master offers full coverage of financial disciplines such as asset and derivative pricing numerical methods and programming skills. It is oriented to an audience with a quantitative background either by recent education orby professional experience.

10 PARADIGMS

September 2008 was a turning point in the financial sector, driving it towards new horizons. A shift of paradigm and the emergence of new markets is leading to a radical change in the rules of the game. Complexity is reaching unprecedented levels. And competitiveness is increasing. In this context, financial decision making needs quantitative innovation. Classical modelling techniques are not top performers any longer. New quantitative techniques are needed. Models based on statistics and financial reality. Cutting edge models and methodologies. And last, the financial sector needs ... [-]

Master in Finance: Honours Programme Quantitative Finance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Quantitative Finance programme is an 84-credit Honours Track that is part of the Master’s programme in Finance. You will take three core courses in... [+]

Master in Finance: Honours Programme Quantitative Finance

 

The Quantitative Finance programme is an 84-credit Honours Track that is part of the Master’s programme in Finance. You will take three core courses in finance (Investments, Derivatives, and Quantitative Risk Management), and three advanced methodological core courses in econometrics and financial mathematics.You can select three electives from the Master’s programmes in Finance, Econometrics, Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics and others. This freedom of choice allows you to select your own specialization and create your own career profile. You will be able to emphasize fundamental, methodological subjects or focus on the application of advanced methodology.In the course of one year you will attend lectures, complete case study assignments, give presentations and conduct extensive research assignments. The programme is taught in English. Graduates receive the title of Master of Finance.... [-]


Master in Financial Economics

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

The program aims at complementing student´s academic formation with the development of analytical and critical competences in Economics, with particular reference to Financial Economics, providing an advanced knowledge of the modern economic theory with relevance for finance and offering a professional and scientific formation to students with particular interest in finance. [+]

Masters in Quantitative Finance in Europe 2017. The MSc in Financial Economics is fully accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education. Such accreditation is based on the recognition of the excellence of the program’s Faculty (scientific research and teaching practices), as well as on the exceptional quality of School’s facilities and equipment. This master course is intended to fulfill the societies' growing needs of high qualified resources in finance, and to offer a specialized formation in this field, in English, that can capture national and foreign students. We aim to provide a specialized academic formation in this scientific field not only to undergraduate students of the University of Algarve but also to other national and international students, who look for a specialization in financial economics. On the other hand, the specialized formation provides the students with appropriate background to attend the PhD Program in Management and Economic Sciences, lectured by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve. Students of this Master Course also have an opportunity to attend courses of the Master in Finance and Banking at the University Pablo Olavide (Seville) in the Spring term. Master Goals and Learning Objectives The MSc in Financial Economics is a 3 semester program that provides students with rigorous training in economics, econometrics and finance, aiming to helping student progress in their studies at the PhD level. In addition, the range of electives that are offered allow the graduate in Financial Economics to start his/her career in investment and commercial banks, central banks, consulting firms and policy oriented organizations. In particular, after graduating students should be able to: Critically interpret the current research in Financial Economics and evaluate it's empirical relevance; Understand the role and duties of financial institutions; Understand the way financial markets work and identify potential market failures that require the state's intervention and regulation; Perform empirical research in financial economics using appropriate quantitative methods. Career oportunities This is a Master Program with recruitment at national and international levels. Job opportunities for graduates in Financial Economics are very promising. Statistics show that the majority of graduates in Financial Economics obtain employment in several areas, particularly linked to the financial sector. Among others, it can be mentioned the following areas: Banks and other financial institutions (insurance, funding management societies, stock exchange, leasing societies, factoring societies, brokerage firms); Consulting and auditing firms; Firms' financial departments; Central Public Administration (departments of foresight and planning, public institutes in the fields of Economics and Statistics); International economic organizations. [-]

Master's In Quantitative Finance

Afi Escuela de Finanzas
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 Spain Madrid

The Master in Quantitative Finance (MFC) is an intensive graduate program aimed at training professionals of high technical level in the financial field. It provides mathematics, quantitative and computational techniques necessary to understand, implement and develop financial models applied to the valuation of financial instruments and quantitative measurement of risk in credit institutions, to be [+]

Why a Master in Quantitative Finance? The Master in Quantitative Finance (MFC) It is an intensive graduate program aimed at training professionals of high technical level in the financial field. It provides mathematics, quantitative and computational techniques necessary to understand, implement and develop financial models applied to the valuation of financial instruments and quantitative measurement of risk in credit institutions, insurance, financial consultants, etc. Currently in the process for validation as a Master's Degree from the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP). [-]

Master In Quantitative Finance

CIFF Centro Internacional de Formación Financiera
Campus Part time 9 months November 2017 Spain Madrid

CIFF Since we know that the financial sector struggles to emerge from a complex situation both by restructuring the market itself is experiencing, and the appearance of new products requires us to avoid making past mistakes. This forces [+]

Masters in Quantitative Finance in Europe 2017. CIFF Since we know that the financial sector struggles to emerge from a complex situation both by restructuring the market itself is experiencing, and the appearance of new products requires us to avoid making past mistakes. This requires professionals to balance their busy day to day with a company specialized in the field of valuation of financial assets as of the measurement and control of risk, which enhances their career training. The Master of Quantitative Finance is a program by and for professionals specialized in the training of analysts capable of performing risk assessments accurate enough to enable them to undertake good investment and hedging strategies, and quants who can successfully meet the assessment of financial derivatives commonly used both as new products are scheduled for launch. Therefore we offer: - EXECUTIVE A program that allows you to combine training with your workday with weekly classroom sessions on Fridays and Saturdays. - A methodology that combines leading technology analysis tools, using case studies and group work, and which gives our students a 360 ° view to addressing any problems. - With access to an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION, through the preparatory course included in the Master in Quantitative Finance: Financial Risk Manager (FRM Level I and II). - A TEACHING FACULTY consisting of working professionals by major banking and financial institutions, providing it to the master in quantitative finance applied a marked character. - A TALENT DEVELOPMENT department that not only cares about get you the best opportunity for professional development, but also advises you how you and all the necessary fields to overcome any selection process. Dr. José Javier Núñez Velázquez Director of the Master in Quantitative Finance CIFF-University of Alcalá [-]