Masters Programs in Financial Mathematics

Compare 5 Masters Programs in Financial Mathematics

Financial Mathematics

Financial Mathematics is a field of applied mathematics, which is basically tied to financial markets. This is where numerical models are derived with a financial theory being linked with market prices as inputs. Understanding the probabilistic nature of the financial world requires quality analysis and measure of derivatives in every financial model. The course opens the students’ mind to the approach of the financial markets.

Master in Financial Accounting degree has become a reliable field when analyzing the world of market prices. Every market comes with chances of either losing or gaining money. It is for this reason that the study of financial mathematics will help realize the risk measures to take before venturing. The course helps understand the uncertainty situations of the market and how to approach them. Students learn quality ways of making effective financial decisions as far as market prices are concerned. This is how deciding fair prices will be understood through financial mathematics.

A Masters degree in Financial Mathematics exam will develop the candidate’s level of understanding on the fundamental concepts in financial mathematics. The syllabus exposes students to the application of present calculations and other cash flow streams of the future in pricing, reserving, liability/asset management, valuation, capital budgeting, and investment income. The course will leave students ready to handle corporate financial institutions and government institution books with expertise. There are no requirements of a business background before enrollment but some calculus basis is a prerequisite.

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Master Mathematical Models in Economics and Finance (MMEF)

University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The first year of Graduate Studies (Diplôme Universitaire), MMEF - Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance, is a [+]

Masters in Financial Mathematics. First Year of Graduated Studies: The first year of Graduate Studies (Diplôme Universitaire), MMEF - Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance, is a one-year, full-time, international programme that is taught in English. The courses correspond to those taught in the first year of Graduate Studies, which in the Bologna European Academic System is the first year M1 of the Masters. The courses derive from pre-existing courses at the university, with intensive courses in French. The degree is devoted to the training of students in the use of mathematical models in economics and finance: mathematical economics, strategic analysis, decision theory, stochastic models, mathematical finance and optimization models. The training is built around a large spectrum of courses, which aim to give the knowledge for the modelization of economic and financial problems, for mathematical formalization and tools for the numerical solutions. The new models in finance, economics and decision theory need a coherent training in these fields. Around 50 students are welcomed each year. Admission is made on the basis of academic excellence. All applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English and have a recognized Bachelor Degree or equivalent (180 ECTS credits in the Bologna system). Preference is given to students in economics, finance or mathematics. Mathematical aptitude and work experience can be helpful. Continuation to the QEM Erasmus Mundus Master: After the first year of the MMEF Degree, successful students who want to get a Masters Degree, may apply to: - the QEM1, the first year (QEM1) of The Erasmus Mundus Master course, QEM - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics; or - the accelerated track that corresponds to a combination of the Summer Semester and second year of the QEM (QEM2). After having successfully completed the QEM program, the students may enter one of the PhD Programs that Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is involved in. The competition within the QEM is very high; only 30% of MMEF students were accepted to the QEM Erasmus Mundus Master, on the basis of academic excellence. Our past experience with previous MMEF students attending the QEM, shows that the intensive courses in math with applications in Economics and Finance, allows for success in the QEM. Students that are selected for the accelerated track have the possibility of spending the Summer Semester in one of the following QEM Partner Universities: Universität Bielefeld, Université catholique de Louvain, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne or Università Ca' Foscari Venezia. [-]

MCom in Quantitative Finance

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this programme is for the student to develop applied competence in the interpretation, reflection and application of principles in the broader field of quantitative finance. Through the master’s dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research, application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of quantitative finance. [+]

The purpose of this programme is for the student to develop applied competence in the interpretation, reflection and application of principles in the broader field of quantitative finance. Through the master’s dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research, application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of quantitative finance. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Quantitative Finance oriented Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7; or Alternatively a student should possess any other qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7 and have related quantitative finance oriented experience which is deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment Management; Selection to the master’s research programme is subject to the successful defence of a research proposal. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. The Department of Finance and Investment Management must specifically approve the field of study, the research topic, methodology and problem statement before the candidate may register; Selection is based on academic merit and the availability of places and hence may entail the use of additional criteria/requirements; and Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Contact details: Prof Coenraad Labuschagne / 011 559 3799 / ccalabuschagne@uj.ac.za [-]

Master in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam trains you in the full depth and breadth of the field... [+]

Master in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics

 

Stochastics examines phenomena in which chance plays a central role, such as the result of a general election, fluctuations in share prices or the interactions between molecules in a living cell. If you opt for the Master’s programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics, you will be trained to become a world-class expert in both theory and relevant areas of application. The Master’s programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam trains you in the full depth and breadth of the field, expanding your abilities and insights and enhancing your opportunities on the job market.

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Master's Degree In Financial Mathematics

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The master's main objective is to provide the student with a solid background in applied mathematics to finance, in order to provide you with capital gains and quantitative-pu-unaltered .... [+]

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The master's main objective is to provide the student with a solid background in applied mathematics to finance, in order to provide you with capital gains and quantitative-pu-unaltered for proficient performance of duties in finance. It is intended: for ¬ quantitative analysts in March, with strong knowledge of analytical, statistical and computational ¬ with financial modeling; contribute to the training of financial leadership roles with top and can be engines of innovation, promoting innovation and scientific research in applied mathematics and support training ; Will of university teachers, whose business study and research in the areas of financial mathematics at the university is relevant and in connection with the business world. ... [-]


Master of Financial Mathematics

Shandong University
Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 China Jinan China Online + 1 more

The program provides the sound mathematical training needed for financial mathematics, along with a profound knowledge of economics and other related fields. [+]

Master of Financial Mathematics What is the program about? The program provides the sound mathematical training needed for financial mathematics, along with a profound knowledge of economics and other related fields. Students will take a variety of courses, covering mathematical training; elementary finance; empirical, theoretical and computational tools; quantitative analysis techniques in data analysis, signal processing and statistical decisions, etc. How to Graduate? Credit Requirements The total credits for the program are no less than 30, in which no less than 18 credits are for compulsory (core) courses. Master’s Thesis In the second year, students must finish their master’s thesis, and defend it in the fourth semester (in mid-May). They must work closely with their advisor to define a focused topic and conduct the research. Students should also be bold and actively engaged in research activities, and strive to publish papers in academic journals.... [-]