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
The Finance master’s programme consists of five top-level academic specialisation tracks that build on the strengths of the Finance Group:
- Asset Management
- Banking and Regulation
- Corporate Finance
- Quantitative Finance
- Real Estate Finance
After successful completion of this programme, you will receive an officially accredited Master’s Finance and the title Master of Science (MSc).
Rankings and reputation
The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and lecturers.
What can you expect to achieve once you have completed your Master’s Finance and this track in particular? The job prospects are excellent, and each of the five tracks offers you considerable career options. You’ll also be introduced to a large, international network of fellow graduates that will stay with you for the rest of your professional career.
The Master's programme Finance, teaches you about the financial decisions of individuals and firms, the pricing of financial securities, the market microstructure of financial markets and the role of institutions and regulation in financial markets. As a graduate, you will have become a valuable commodity for many organisations: a university-trained expert in finance and economics. ABS graduates are highly regarded for both their independent minds and their strong analytical, people and presentation skills.
Graduates can be found in a wide variety of organisations, including:
- commercial organisations
- government agencies
With the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise this programme provides, you’ll have everything you need to start your career. Your MSc Finance also provides you with an excellent opportunity to go on to pursue doctoral studies in a thriving PhD programme taught by international experts.
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Last updated October 11, 2018