MSc Programs in Computational Finance

Compare 6 MSc Programs in Computational Finance

Computational Finance

A master’s degree is an advanced academic achievement given to students who effectively complete roughly two years of rigorous coursework in a given area. The Master of Science, or MSc, is one of the two most common master’s degree designations; the other being the Master of Arts.

Just what is an MSc in Computational Finance? This comprehensive advanced degree program is intended for those with strong educational backgrounds and, ideally, existing work experience in science, computer science, mathematics, economics, finance, engineering or a related field. Students should expect close study of complex mathematic and scientific equations, as well as a review of calculus, linear algebra and other mathematic concepts. Additional attention is given in many programs to areas such as statistics and management science.

Students who successfully graduate from a Master of Science in Computational Finance program are generally equipped with a broad set of skills that are extremely valued by today’s leading global companies. In addition to enhanced career prospects, graduates often see an increase in income as a result of their advanced degree.

Interested students should expect significant variation in tuition costs for computational finance master’s degree programs. Tuition generally varies based on factors such as the geographic region through which the program is offered as well as the prestige and popularity of the program itself.

Computational finance master’s degree holders go on to assume a broad assortment of positions within the financial services sector. Many graduates of these programs are recruited by top global corporations. Others establish careers related to trading, financial analysis or risk management, among other related areas. Others choose to work in higher education, or to return to school to pursue a doctoral degree.

Those interested in pursuing a career within the global financial services industry are encouraged to review the numerous computational finance master’s degree programs available around the globe using our comprehensive database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc Computing for the Financial Services

Birkbeck, University of London
Campus Part time October 2018 United Kingdom London

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. [+]

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of the subject, you acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.

If you are new to the subject, this MSc provides the foundation for a career in IT within the financial services industry, and if you already work in IT, it provides an opportunity to broaden your knowledge and update your skills specifically for finance while obtaining a formal qualification.... [-]


Professional Science Master in Computational Science

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Edmond

UCO's Professional Science Master's in Computational Science combines graduate coursework in a chosen STEM major and management, along with an experiential capstone project, to produce graduates that are prepared to perform advanced computational analysis and manage projects in professional environments. Most of the management courses are part of UCO's Master in Business Administration (MBA) MBA Program. [+]

STEM+Business

UCO's Professional Science Master's in Computational Science combines graduate coursework in a chosen STEM major and management, along with an experiential capstone project, to produce graduates that are prepared to perform advanced computational analysis and manage projects in professional environments. Most of the management courses are part of UCO's Master in Business Administration (MBA) MBA Program.

The PSM at UCO is part of the College of Mathematics and Science (CMS) Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC).

Developed with Industry Input

In developing this program we met with and listened to Oklahoma City (OKC) industry leaders about what they need in advanced STEM workforce. As a result, the program has a strong management component.... [-]


MSc in Financial Technology and Computing

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing has been designed to provide students who have a strong background in informatics with the necessary tools and skills for understanding core challenges in finance while, at the same time, learn about the advanced technology that is needed to drive the next generation finance services. [+]

The Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing is offered jointly by the Faculty of Informatics and by the Faculty of Economics of the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, situated in Lugano - Switzerland. This full-time study program comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English.

This unique cross-discipline program combines USI's world-leading expertise in Finance and Informatics and offers exciting career prospects that range from fintech startups to banks and insurers to hedge funds.

The program has been designed to provide graduates with an informatics background with the necessary tools and skills for understanding fundamental problems in finance while, at the same time, learning about advanced tools and techniques in informatics to be applied in finance.... [-]


Master of Science in Computational Finance

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 17 months September 2018 USA Rochester

The master of science in computational finance is designed for students interested in computational or quantitative finance careers in banking, finance, and a growing number of additional industries. Professionals in these fields use their strengths in business, modeling, and data analysis to understand and use complex financial models, often involving differential and stochastic calculus. [+]

Program overview

The Master of Science in Computational Finance is designed for students interested in computational or quantitative finance careers in banking, finance, and a growing number of additional industries. Professionals in these fields use their strengths in business, modeling, and data analysis to understand and use complex financial models, often involving differential and stochastic calculus.

The program addresses a vital and growing career field, reaching beyond banking and finance. Typical job titles include risk analyst, research associate, quantitative analyst, quantitative structured credit analyst, credit risk analyst, quantitative investment analyst, quantitative strategist, data analyst, senior data analyst, fixed income quantitative analyst, and financial engineer.... [-]


MS in Computational Finance (MSCF)

Carnegie Mellon University
Online Campus Full time Part time 16 - 33 months September 2018 USA Pittsburgh New York + 3 more

Carnegie Mellon's intensive Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) is considered by many to be the top quantitative financial engineering program in the country. [+]

The MSCF Program

Introduced in 1994, Carnegie Mellon's pioneering Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) is considered by many today to be the top quantitative financial engineering program in the country.

The MSCF program is the joint venture of four colleges on our campus - the Tepper School of Business, the Mathematical Sciences Department, the Department of Statistics, and the Heinz College. Administered by the Tepper School of Business, the MSCF student enjoys the advantages of the business school environment, including the full resources of the School's placement services. As a result of the collaborative efforts of these four colleges, MSCF's twenty-five courses are both balanced and deep. Designed expressly for the MSCF student and the needs of the industry, the curriculum seamlessly integrates instruction in probability, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and their application in today’s quantitative financial markets.... [-]


MSc Computational Finance

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for graduates in mathematics, or engineering and science with an excellent mathematical background, wishing to pursue careers in the finance, banking or service industry. The core philosophy of the programme is to equip you with foundational knowledge in mathematical finance combined with an in-depth development of associated computational methods. [+]

This programme is designed for graduates in mathematics, engineering, computer science and finance/economics wishing to pursue careers in the financial services and banking industry. The structure is of an interdisciplinary nature in which graduates coming from different disciplines collaborate to address the computational aspects of market risk. Our core philosophy is to equip our students with the appropriate knowledge in mathematical finance, focusing on a strong development of associated computational methods.

Our Royal Maritime (Heritage) London based campus, close to the financial district of Canary Wharf, enables the department to build ties with market practitioners permitting our students to become part of a wider financial group. Our seminar series, inviting both academics and practitioners, allows you to interact with our external links creating an advantageous learning experience. We provide the knowledge for you to build up your profile of understanding of current research practice in finance.... [-]