The increasing "high-tech" character of modern business has increased the need for advanced methods, which rely, to a large extent, on mathematical techniques which seemingly are indispensable for competitiveness in industry. Launched in 2007/08 under the Bologna process, the Masters in Mathematical Finance have been offered every year ever since then. It was created as a developing and innovative project in Portugal, which followed the standards of European universities. A3ES accreditation in 2013 certifies the quality of the MMF's program, which combines theoretical rigor with sectorial skills, balancing cutting-edge knowledge and research with financial sector practices. The program aims to develop students' mathematical and computational skills, combined with financial modeling, and provides thorough education in modern mathematical finance. During the fourth semester, students can opt for an internship in a financial company, or they can choose to write a thesis or a project. As a result, our Masters students are readily employed by prestigious financial companies (banks, consultancy, insurance and investment companies). "Several of our MMF alumni are currently studying for a PhD, either in Portugal, or abroad, and some have already completed their PhD." Internationalisation is also part of the MMF's history and aims. In 2014/15, MMF began to be lectured in English, which means it is now offered to a large international target audience. International exchange through the ERASMUS program or other international agreements is also an option. The following developments are of importance: The establishment of an international agreement involving three Masters in the area of Mathematical Finance - from ISEG ; Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, and; Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu, Poland, which allows students to study for part of their degree at these universities; A direct connection / PARTNERSHIP of the Masters in Mathematical Finance with the SYMMYS Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management BOOTCAMP at the University of New York, whereby students who participated in this bootcamp obtain an ARPM certificate and can earn additional credits / benefits / a supplement for their Masters Diploma. The Masters Program aims to develop students' mathematical and computational skills, combined with financial modeling. In mathematics, students are confronted with the most important technical and quantitative topics of finance, both theoretical and applied, ranging from the mathematical background to the latest trends in the financial sector. The Masters in Mathematical Finance aims to: Form quantitative analysts with a strong knowledge of analytical, statistical, and computational tools, which can be applied to financial modeling; Contribute to the education of top level practitioners with leadership ability, who are capable of promoting innovation; The aim of this paper is to present the results of the research in the field of Financial Mathematics.

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Last updated March 27, 2019
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