MSc Programs in Quantitative Finance

Compare 18 Master of Science Programs in Quantitative Finance

Quantitative Finance

An MSc, or Master of Science, degree represents completion of an advanced graduate program. The master’s degree is usually awarded after completion of a two year focused program. However, some of these graduate programs require less than the typical two years. With completion of the advanced program, graduates are prepared to fill competitive roles in their chosen professions.

What is an MSc in Quantitative Finance? This advanced program exposes students to mathematical methods that are used in contemporary financial economics and related issues. The coursework provides students with practice in trading and investing, and in analysis of credit risks. Students learn to analyze and manage quant groups, evaluate prices for equity and bonds, perform tail risk analysis, and extract information from massive databases. This program generally constitutes full-time class attendance for a year.

There are many benefits to participation in, and completion of, this Master of Science program. Graduates have access to professionals in the industry and opportunities to apply the skills that they are developing. They build their credibility as professionals while still in the educational program. Graduates also have access to jobs and prospects for advancement in their chosen professions. They can expect higher salaries and better working conditions

The cost for this program can vary a great deal from one school to another and from one country to another. For specific information, prospective students should contact individual schools.

Graduates can expect to find lucrative and influential positions in the finance and insurance industries. They are prepared to provide quantitative resolution of contemporary issues and to use mathematical modeling in risk management situations and throughout the course of their work. Jobs may be found with insurance companies, banking institutions, and both public and private agencies. Graduates might find positions as asset managers and actuaries. Other job placements may include positions in stock brokerages, supervisory financial institutions, and asset management companies.

 

Prospective students can learn about application and admission to the available schools as they review the information in the listings below. 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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Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The study programme Quantitative Finance (MSQF), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the PhD programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. [+]

The study programme Quantitative Finance (MSQF), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the PhD programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from four study areas:

Quantitative Economics Quantitative Finance Quantitative Management Quantitative Marketing

In each of the study areas, students learn how to examine major economic questions and achieve scientifically based results using the concepts and methods they have acquired. Graduates of the MSQE programme can either continue their research with a dissertation in one of the PhD programmes of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management or start a challenging career in the field of economic policy, or the financial or marketing sector.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Economics

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The study programme Quantitative Economics (MSQE), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the PhD programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. [+]

The study programme Quantitative Economics (MSQE), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the PhD programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from four study areas:

Quantitative Economics Quantitative Finance Quantitative Management Quantitative Marketing

In each of the study areas, students learn how to examine major economic questions and achieve scientifically based results using the concepts and methods they have acquired. Graduates of the MSQE programme can either continue their research with a dissertation in one of the PhD programmes of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management or start a challenging career in the field of economic policy, or the financial or marketing sector.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

BI Norwegian Business School
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway Oslo

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance will provide you with the skills to assess problems, analyse them through advanced modelling, and make informed decisions. [+]

Why Study Quantitative Finance?

The globalisation of today’s financial markets has led to increased international competition and a growing need for employees with advanced skills. Candidates who combine a deep understanding of financial theory with strong quantitative skills are in high demand. Since companies today have access to large amounts of data, they need employees who can process and analyse financial data to make strategic decisions.

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance will provide you with the skills to assess problems, analyse them through advanced modelling, and make informed decisions. You will learn to use data and technology to better understand complex financial relationships and manage assets, evaluate risk factors, and maximize profitability. This combination of quantitative and analytical skills is easily transferable to other business disciplines beyond finance, which will make you a valuable candidate for employment across industries.... [-]


Master of Science in Business: Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM) Masters Network

BI Norwegian Business School
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway Oslo

Earn your master’s degree as part of an international network of 19 leading business schools and corporate partners committed to developing global talent with strong quantitative competencies, analytical skills, international and intercultural experience, and management potential. [+]

Why Choose Master of Science in Business - QTEM Masters Network?

Earn your master’s degree as part of an international network of 19 leading business schools and corporate partners committed to developing global talent with strong quantitative competencies, analytical skills, international and intercultural experience, and management potential.

If you are looking for a master’s degree with global reach and an emphasis on the quantitative and analytical skills in demand by employers, the MSc in Business with the QTEM Master Network is the degree for you. You can choose to major in Finance or Economics plus complement this knowledge with skills and competencies in Finance and Risk Management, Applied Economics and Public Policy, Business Intelligence and Big Data, or Innovation and Strategy.... [-]


MSc Quantitative Finance

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Science
Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. [+]

Why this course?

Globally, financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products.

The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. The course has been designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing but who have not studied these topics in detail in their first degree can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

This course will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management. Careers include roles as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst.... [-]


Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance

University of Zurich Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2019 Switzerland Zürich + 1 more

Offered by the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, two innovative institutions that offer world-class graduate programs taught by leading international scholars in one of the most international cities in Europe. We invite you to make our Master program the next step in your career development. [+]

General description

The program combines high-level academic teaching and research in quantitative finance with problems taken directly out from the private banking and finance sector. A special feature of the program is the combination of lectures on financial economics with lectures on mathematical methods in finance (probability theory, statistics, numerical analysis).

The curriculum contains mandatory courses dedicated to the theory, the concepts and methods of Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Financial Economics, Derivatives and Financial Engineering, Financial Econometrics and Mathematical Methods for Finance; further, each participant can follow specialized courses from the areas of Risk Management and Asset Management. Finally, the required Master Thesis serves to ensure the ability of the graduates to do autonomous scientific work for solving a relevant problem for the finance community.... [-]


Master of Science in Finance: Quantitative Finance

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Quantitative Finance track is for students in Finance with strong analytical skills and an interest in (Big) Data analysis and applications in Finance. [+]

The Quantitative Finance track is for students in Finance with strong analytical skills and an interest in (Big) Data analysis and applications in Finance. The skills and theory you’ll find here are highly relevant for finance disciplines such as risk management, asset management and investment banking. There is a large and growing demand for such analytical skills in the world of finance. Do you have a mind for mathematics and an interest in data-driven analysis applied to financial decision making? This may well be the track for you.

Become fluent in complex risk modelling for regulatory regimes like Basel III; understand and help develop the role of big data in finance; launch your career at a faculty with a good reputation in finance, big data and econometrics. One Master's programme, five tracks ... [-]

Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance (Quantitative Risk Management)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Do complex mathematical models of reality and chance thrill you? Do you wish to become a seasoned professional in risk management? Then the Quantitative Risk Management track is for you. This programme provides balanced and rigorous training in the financial and mathematical analysis of complex risk management and insurance issues. The MSc programme is unique in that it incorporates the latest international developments from fields such as financial and solvency risk management, regulation and supervision but also big data, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pensions systems. [+]

Do complex mathematical models of reality and chance thrill you? Do you wish to become a seasoned professional in risk management? Then the Quantitative Risk Management track is for you. This programme provides balanced and rigorous training in the financial and mathematical analysis of complex risk management and insurance issues. The MSc programme is unique in that it incorporates the latest international developments from fields such as financial and solvency risk management, regulation and supervision but also big data, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pensions systems.

Develop your expertise in financial and banking risk management both within and outside the insurance area. Customise your programme with an elective space of two specialisation modules. Hone your analytic skills with some of the sharpest minds in quantitative science and risk management from all over the world. ... [-]

MSc Finance (Quantitative Finance) (Distance Learning Programme)

SOAS University of London
Online Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Finance (Quantitative Finance) has been created principally for postgraduates whose work in banks and other financial institutions requires a knowledge of statistical (particularly econometric) and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives. [+]

Overview

Duration: 2-5 years

Start of programme: November/February/April/June/August

Mode of Attendance: Online Learning

The MSc Finance (Quantitative Finance) has been created principally for postgraduates whose work in banks and other financial institutions requires a knowledge of statistical (particularly econometric) and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives. It is particularly suitable if you have a first degree in engineering, applied science, applied mathematics, economics, or similar subjects, but is also suitable for others with quantitative skills.

Structure

You will study five core modules.

Derivatives Econometric Principles & Data Analysis Econometric Analysis & Applications Financial Econometrics Modelling Firms & Markets Risk Management: Principles & Applications ... [-]

MSc in Quantitative Finance

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Ireland Dublin

Following an academic review the structure of the M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance has changed and will now be a two semester course consisting of 10 modules along with a summer dissertation. [+]

Following an academic review the structure of the M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance has changed and will now be a two-semester course consisting of 10 modules along with a summer dissertation. The MSc in Quantitative Finance from UCD Smurfit School trains you to use your quantitative talents to the full.

What is the programme about?

The MSc in Quantitative Finance is a balanced programme of finance and computational methods, which will suit numerate, competitive students looking for careers in finance that stretch their quantitative talents.

Objectives

We aim to give you the knowledge and skills to develop quantitative security pricing models and trading strategies. These will help you manage portfolios of equity, fixed income and derivative securities. You will also develop the tools for managing corporate financial risk.... [-]


MSc/PgDip in Quantitative Finance

University of Strathclyde Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

Globally, financial tools, products, and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products. [+]

Why this course?

Globally, financial tools, products, and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products.

The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. The course has been designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics, and computing but who have not studied these topics in detail in their first degree can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

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Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MQF)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 12 months August 2019 Singapore

SMU MQF by coursework provides a pathway to equip students with the knowledge to tame the risk while staying on the top of the game. It offers [+]

SMU MQF by coursework provides a pathway to equip students with the knowledge to tame the risk while staying on the top of the game. It offers a unique learning journey in the realm of stochastic processes, Ito’s calculus, risk analytics, pricing and hedging, and quant trading.

The courses are conducted at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, SMU and Cass Business School, City University London – two business schools located right in the heart of the cities where the financial districts are buzzing with opportunities and where a new generation of quant professionals is needed to make a difference in the financial industry. At the end of the journey, when all the rigorous tests are cleared and when the tale of two cities is storied, a master’s degree in quantitative finance will be awarded jointly by SMU and City University London.... [-]


MSc Quantitative Finance

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course. [+]

Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course.

Ensuring that the mathematics element is accessible, the programme offers a good balance between mathematics and finance. They are particularly suitable for students with a degree in Finance, Financial Economics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (see entry requirements ), as well as relevant work experience (non-compulsory). It is also suited to those wishing to gain salary enhancements, or students wishing to pursue advanced studies in quantitative finance.

The course provides an advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in quantitative finance and financial engineering, delivered from a genuinely international and multicultural perspective, and with a `current issues' approach to teaching. The course is particularly useful for careers that involve designing new financial instruments and managing to trade in them.... [-]


Masters in Quantitative Finance

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Austria Vienna

The Master’s Program in Quantitative Finance is available at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) since the winter semester 2009/2010. [+]

The Master Quantitative Finance will provide you with an excellent academic and practical education to become an expert in financial methodology. It is your ideal starting point for a future career in today’s challenging and dynamic financial markets. The well-balanced curriculum builds strong quantitative skills combined with a solid knowledge base of the underlying theory of finance. Students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to use mathematical models to understand complex financial problems. A special focus lies on using the software 'R', an open source implementation of the language S for data analysis and visualization. Students benefit from the expertise of the programs' faculty, which is strongly involved in the international development community of R.... [-]


MSc in Econometrics and Management Science - Specialisation Quantitative Finance

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Quantitative Finance programme covers all main areas in finance and focuses on the econometric and quantitative skills needed to support important financial decision-making processes. [+]

Do you have strong mathematical and statistical skills and do you want to put them to use in the world of finance? Are you looking forward to tackle global issues such as the stability of the financial system and be involved in investment decisions with regard to risk management and asset allocation? The Quantitative Finance programme covers all main areas in finance and focuses on the econometric and quantitative skills needed to support important financial decision-making processes.Our experienced faculty members, who regularly publish their research in major international journals while also advising the financial sector, are enthusiastic teachers in this highly interactive programme. Their classes are based on the latest research insights and focus on the econometric and quantitative skills to solve pressing issues that occur in the world of finance, especially in areas like portfolio and risk management.... [-]