Master's Program in Quantitative Finance in Italy

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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.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

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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. [+]

Best Masters in Quantitative Finance in Italy 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. [-]