Masters Programs in Financial Mathematics

Compare 8 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 in Game Theory and Operations Research

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

A two-year master program in game theory and operations research prepares a student for a career in industry, science and education. The program facilitates learning in modern concepts, techniques and methods of the game theory and leads the student to understanding of different functional areas of operations research. [+]

Masters in Financial Mathematics. Overview A two-year master program in game theory and operations research prepares a student for a career in industry, science and education. The program facilitates learning in modern concepts, techniques and methods of the game theory and leads the student to understanding of different functional areas of operations research. The courses are designed to study theory and methods of operations research, game theory, econometrics, applied statistics, decision theory, queuing systems, application of computer technologies in operations research and related topics. Possible areas of research are applied mathematics oriented at optimization, economic activities, competitive marketing and regional cooperation, multinational pollution planning and resource extraction, joint venturing, network modeling, propagation and epidemic models, etc. The graduates will be able to make research in the field of game theory and operations research and obtain new scientific results; to analyze problems arising in specific areas; to use quantitative decision-making methods in different fields of human activity, where mathematical modeling can be used; to apply mathematical methods for investigating and solving relevant problems. The master program is approved by the Association of the European Society of Operations Research at the 27th International Conference "European Conference on Operation research" at the University of Strathclyde, UK. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Operations Research and Game Theory Modern Control Theory Statistical Decisions and Econometrics Foreign Language Queuing Theory Elective courses: Project Management Mathematical Models of Revenue Management Quantitative Methods in Applied Economic Analysis Financial Mathematics Game-Theoretic Models of Imperfect Competition Dynamic Games Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

MCom in Quantitative Finance

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 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 Rotterdam + 1 more

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 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 [+]

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... [-]

Master (MSC) In Mathematical Finance

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

The Masters in Mathematical Finance is designed to further the education in quantitative finance of students who already have a Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Finance or Management. [+]

Masters in Financial Mathematics. Increasing the "high-tech" character of modern business has Increased the need for advanced methods, Which rely, to a large extent, on mathematical techniques Which are seemingly indispensable for competitiveness in industry. Launched in 2007/08 under the Bologna process, the Masters in Mathematical Finance Has 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 certifiés the quality of the MMF's program, Which combines theoretical rigor with sectoral skills, balancing cutting-edge knowledge and research with contact with financial sector practices. The AIMS program to Develop students' mathematical and computational skills, combined with financial modeling, and Provides a thorough education in modern mathematical finance. During the fourth semester, students can opt for an internship in a financial company, or 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 alumni are MMF Currently studying for a PhD, either in Portugal, or abroad, and some have already completed Their PhD." Internationalization Also is the part of the MMF's history and AIMS. In 2014/15, MMF Began to be lectured in Inglês, Which means That It can now be offered to a large international target audience. International exchange through the Erasmus program or other international agreements Also an option is. The Following developments are of importance: The establishment of an international... [-]

MPhil in Mathematics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The MPhil program seeks to strengthen students' general background in mathematics and mathematical sciences, and to expose students to the environment and scope of mathematical research. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. [+]

Joining the Department as a postgraduate is certainly a good move. The Department maintains strong research in both pure and applied mathematics, as well as the traditional core of a Mathematics department. What makes our Department different is the equally strong research in fluid mechanics, scientific computation and statistics. The quality of research at the postgraduate level is reflected in the scholarly achievements of faculty members, many of whom are recognized as leading authorities in their fields. Research programs often involve collaboration with scholars at an international level, especially in the European, North American and Chinese universities. Renowned academics also take part in the Department's regular colloquia and seminars. The faculty comprises several groups: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics. Mathematics permeates almost every discipline of science and technology. We believe our comprehensive approach enables inspiring interaction among different faculty members and helps generate new mathematical tools to meet the scientific and technological challenges facing our fast-changing world. The MPhil program seeks to strengthen students' general background in mathematics and mathematical sciences, and to expose students to the environment and scope of mathematical research. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. Research Foci Algebra and Number Theory The theory of Lie groups, Lie algebras and their representations play an important role in many of the recent development in mathematics and in the interaction of mathematics with physics. Our research includes representation theory of reductive groups, Kac-Moody algebras, quantum groups, and conformal field theory.... [-]

Master in Quantitative Finance & Actuarial Sciences

University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

The master’s programme in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences is designed to develop in-depth knowledge and specific skills in asset management, risk management, and actuarial sciences for future employees in the financial industry. The programme’s goal is to acquaint the students with specific features of the finance and insurance industry. [+]

Masters in Financial Mathematics. The master's programme in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences is designed to develop in-depth knowledge and specific skills in asset management, risk management, and actuarial sciences for future employees in the financial industry. The programme's goal is to acquaint the students with specific features of the finance and insurance industry. As part of core courses and specific track courses, students learn the basics of quantitative finance, actuarial sciences, the insurance industry, econometric analysis, and modelling. Given the programme’s methodological demands and level of difficulty, adequate prior knowledge of mathematics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics is required. Students demonstrate this by passing exams and fulfilling requirements in the relevant courses or holding a recognized undergraduate degree. Admissions Criteria First-year enrolment is open to: Graduates of first-level programmes in relevant study areas with at least 180 ECTS Graduates of a programme of study for graduate qualification in relevant areas of study Graduates of equivalent courses listed in the above paragraphs from other areas of study and completing additional academic requirements of 12 ECTS: Microeconomics 1 (6 ECTS) and Mathematics for Business and Economic Sciences (6 ECTS) Duration of study: 2 years (4 semesters) Scope of ECTS: 120 ECTS Study status: full-time Degree: Master in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences (second-cycle) Apart from candidates holding degrees in economics and business studies, the programme is suitable primarily for students with backgrounds in mathematics, physics, as well as machine and electrical engineering. To master statistics, microeconomics, finance, and the insurance industry; To acquaint... [-]

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.... [-]