Financial institutions have an ever-present need for sharp quantitative minds.
Fordham’s Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) program prepares students for quant positions at the world’s biggest transnational banks and financial firms.
The MSQF develops deep knowledge and immediately applicable skills in:
- Asset valuation
- Derivative instruments
- Econometric modeling
- Global capital markets
- Large-scale data management
- Portfolio management
- Risk management
- Stochastic modeling
Who hired Fordham MSQF graduates? Major investment banks, commercial banks, money managers, hedge funds, and other companies with a need for professionals with strong quantitative skills and a deep knowledge of finance.
This could be you.
CFA Program Partner: Institute as closely tied to professional practice and well-suited to preparing students to sit for CFA exams.
MSQF Trading Floor: MSQF students have access to a state-of-the-art, 28-seat trading floor that simulates a real-world professional working environment in an educational setting. With Bloomberg terminals, live data feeds, wireless Internet access, and price quotations from global equities, fixed income, and FX markets, it is an optimal environment for learning the application of sophisticated quantitative models in finance.
Global Association of Risk Professionals Program Partner: This international financial association has identified the Fordham MSQF as "a highly rigorous program provided by top-notch faculty with strong connections to the financial community." Managing Director Chris Donohue, head of research and educational programs, wrote that "upon completing this program, its students will be well-positioned to pursue the FRM designation and for the global risk management profession in general."
The MSQF is a full-time program.
Students can complete it in as little as one year—September through August—but the finance faculty recommends that students extend their program longer, to deepen their understanding of program concepts and expand their connections in the New York City financial community.
The MSQF is well-suited to:
- Students with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics, or an engineering field
- Students who are proficient in mathematics: differential, integral, and multivariate calculus, as well as linear algebra
- Students who have had prior training in differential equations, economics, accounting, finance, probability, statistics, and/or computer programming
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