MSc Programs in Quantitative Finance

Compare 21 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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MSc Quantitative Finance

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Troy

Quantitative Finance is the quantitative analysis of financial markets and decision-making using statistics and mathematical tools of physics, computer science, and engineering. [+]

Quantitative Finance is the quantitative analysis of financial markets and decision-making using statistics and mathematical tools of physics, computer science, and engineering.

Risk Analytics is the application of computational technologies, statistics, and operations research to solve problems of risk assessment and management in finance and business. As global markets become more complex and interdependent, the importance of “quants,” or managers who know how to use quantitative models to understand markets, is growing.

Master of Science in Quantitative Finance & Risk Analytics (QFRA) Students will: Master cutting-edge financial theory and advanced analytical techniques; Study emerging concepts, practices, and techniques in the finance industry; Conduct empirical research and modeling; Utilize a variety of professional databases and computer software; STEM Certified. ... [-]

Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MQF)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 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 in Quantitative Finance

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Applied Quantitative Finance

University of Denver | Daniels College of Business
Campus Full time Part time 15 - 24 months March 2018 USA Denver + 1 more

The Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Finance from the Reiman School combines the in-depth study of finance theories and principles with advanced technologies, communication, and teamwork with a strong focus on ethics and values. [+]

Learn why finance recruiters hire Daniels graduates.

Gain in-depth knowledge of finance and the experience employers want.

The Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Finance from the Reiman School combines the in-depth study of finance theories and principles with advanced technologies, communication, and teamwork with a strong focus on ethics and values. You will develop financial models with integrated classroom experience and apply your newly learned skills immediately. We will challenge you to think, not memorize. We believe in learning by doing, practicing and perfecting.

The Daniels Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Finance is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degree according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS expanded list includes designated degrees that qualify for up to 17 months Optional Practical Training (OPT) Extension for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students.... [-]


MSc in Econometrics and Management Science – Specialization Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The profession of econometrics and management science involves doing quantitative analyses in order to solve problems faced by the government and businesses. Economic aspects usually play a major role in such problems. This study programme is mainly geared to teaching students the necessary economic theory and quantitative skills. [+]

MSc in Econometrics and Management Science – Specialization Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing

Using data science to retrieve hidden information

The need for quantitative support for operational and strategic decisions is ever-increasing. Do you want to help businesses understand their customers better and make smarter decisions? Are maths, statistics and econometrics your forte? Do data science and the use of advanced methods appeal to you? The Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing programme focuses on the most creative side of data science: converting big data into knowledge, finding opportunities and predicting behaviour.

This challenging programme teaches you how to solve business problems from an econometric point of view, perform quantitative research by using and further developing state-of-the-art data-analysis methods and translate findings into actionable advice.... [-]


MS in Quantitative Economics

Yeshiva University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA Murray Hill

Our MS in Quantitative Economics blends mathematics, economics, and business to develop in-depth analytical, statistical, and computational skills you can apply to macro-labor economics, public finance, monetary policy, financial economics, market design, and more. [+]

Professionals who can understand real-world problems and provide objective results using mathematical analysis are in constant demand in the United States and around the world. Our MS in Quantitative Economics blends mathematics, economics, and business to develop in-depth analytical, statistical, and computational skills you can apply to macro-labor economics, public finance, monetary policy, financial economics, market design, and more.Classes are held in midtown Manhattan, giving you easy access to professional networking opportunities in some of the world's most prominent companies.

Get the Quantitative Edge

Our unique quantitative focus will help you distinguish yourself from others in business, real estate, government, consulting, and NGOs. We teach... [-]


MSc/PgDip in Quantitative Finance

University of Strathclyde Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

BI Norwegian Business School
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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.... [-]


Masters in Quantitative Finance

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Economics

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

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 Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance: Quantitative Risk Management

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Quantitative Risk Management track in the Master’s programme in Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance provides an excellent grounding for your career as a risk manager. [+]

The Quantitative Risk Management track in the Master’s programme in Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance provides an excellent grounding for your career as a risk manager. What makes this one-year programme unique is its integrated state-of-the-art curriculum and a wide range of courses. These incorporate all the latest international developments - think of Big Data Science, Market-Consistent Pricing, Systemic Risk Modelling, and Behavioral Insurance and Finance - as well as the advanced skills and methodology, practices and insights you will need to begin your career.

The Quantitative Risk Management (QRM) programme is embedded in the MSc in Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance. The University of Amsterdam has an exceptionally strong tradition in the Actuarial Science and Quantitative Risk Management domain that is unmatched in The Netherlands. Internationally leading experts conduct world-class research here; we pride ourselves on our strong links to and support from the insurance and financial institutions of the world.... [-]


MSc Quantitative Finance

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Science
Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 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.... [-]


MS in Quantitative Finance

Fordham University, Gabelli School Of Business
Campus Full time September 2018 USA New York Bronx Westchester + 1 more

A master’s program based on field data and measurable results. What else would you expect from a bunch of quants? [+]

A master’s program based on field data and measurable results.

What else would you expect from a bunch of quants?

When we set out to create a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) program, we left nothing to chance.

After interviewing managers at 20 leading finance firms to identify the skills they were looking for, Gabelli School program directors created a series of new courses specifically designed to satisfy those needs.

By continually optimizing our curriculum in consultation with industry experts, we’ve achieved remarkable results: 85 to 90% of our graduates find jobs within three months of graduation. Within six months, that figure approaches 100%.... [-]


MSc in Quantitative Finance

Cass Business School, City University
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom London China Shanghai United Arab Emirates Dubai + 4 more

The MSc in Quantitative Finance is designed to develop the specialised quantitative skills required to implement theory in different areas of quantitative finance. [+]

The MSc in Quantitative Finance develops the specialised skills required to implement theory in areas such as quantitative analysis, financial research, quantitative asset management, derivatives structuring, financial programming and risk management.

As such, it will equip you with a rigorous understanding of the theory behind Asset Pricing, and Fixed Income Securities with relevant applications using various computer software including programming languages. The programme focuses very much on forecasting i.e. econometrics, numerical methods and also covers risk management.

The demand for recruits with strong quantitative skills has spread beyond the pure derivatives area, and graduates from the course move into a range of careers in the financial sector. Cass's proximity to the City of London helps graduates to access outstanding career opportunities, especially as Cass has close links with many City institutions.... [-]