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10 Masters Programs in Quantitative Finance

A Masters degree in Quantitative Finance is a course that exposes the use of mathematical methods in solving all financial economics’ issues. As part of the coursework, students are prepared to be reliable quantitative analysts, or ‘quants’. The program is designed to help students acquire the best skills in trading, structuring, investing and analysis or credit risks as well as developing markets. The field of study comes with effective training of students in fixed income and derivatives as well as management and hedging of the resulting markets.

A Master in Quantitative Finance degree will help students in building reliable skills while developing the finance theory. The field draws quality links from computer science, statistics and applied mathematics. The field has an outlined use of calculus, simulation and numerical techniques. During the program approach on the major specialization areas, there is formal learning of financial economics on financial markets as well as asset pricing. The major program specializations include quantitative techniques, mathematical theory and financial applications.

Taking a Masters degree in Quantitative Finance prepares students for the wide market of quality finance management that is dynamic. The global demand for skilled analysts and financial quantifiers will be the next practice upon graduating. The skills learned are relevant in quantitative asset management, financial programming, structuring of derivatives and management of financial risks. The program will see the equipment of rigorous knowledge on asset pricing, financial securities and effective applications.

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10 Results in Quantitative Finance

CIFF Centro Internacional de Formación Financiera

CIFF Since we know that the financial sector struggles to emerge from a complex situation both by restructuring the market itself is experiencing, and the appearance of n ... [+]

CIFF Since we know that the financial sector struggles to emerge from a complex situation both by restructuring the market itself is experiencing, and the appearance of new products requires us to avoid making past mistakes. This requires professionals to balance their busy day to day with a company specialized in the field of valuation of financial assets as of the measurement and control of risk, which enhances their career training.

The Master of Quantitative Finance is a program by and for professionals specialized in the training of analysts capable of performing risk assessments accurate enough to enable them to undertake good investment and hedging strategies, and quants who can successfully meet the assessment of financial derivatives commonly used both as new products are scheduled for launch.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Part-time
9 months
Campus
EISTI : Graduate School in Computer Science and Mathematics Engineering

Master’s Degree in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management draws on the recognized excellence of our engineering school in quantitative finance and makes great use of th ... [+]

Master’s Degree in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management draws on the recognized excellence of our engineering school in quantitative finance, and makes great use of the collaborations with the Universities of Paris-Dauphine and Cergy-Pontoise. The Master is primarily going to appeal to international students, "free movers" or those from our partner universities or for high-potential foreign engineers who are looking for an international career in the domain of finance.

This program leads to a Master degree and a Diplôma accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

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This Master’s degree covers the whole chain of quantitative finance, from theoretical aspects to the application in a professional setting. The chain can be described as follows:... [-]

France Pau Cergy
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Quantitative Finance program is an 84-credit Honours Track that is part of the Master’s program in Finance. You will take three core courses in finance (Investments, ... [+]

Master in Finance: Honours Program Quantitative Finance

The Quantitative Finance program is an 84-credit Honours Track that is part of the Master’s program in Finance. You will take three core courses in finance (Investments, Derivatives, and Quantitative Risk Management), and three advanced methodological core courses in econometrics and financial mathematics.You can select three electives from the Master’s programs in Finance, Econometrics, Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics, and others. This freedom of choice allows you to select your own specialization and create your own career profile. You will be able to emphasize fundamental, methodological subjects or focus on the application of the advanced methodology.In the course of one year you will attend lectures, complete case study assignments, give presentations and conduct extensive research assignments. The program is taught in English. Graduates receive the title of Master of Finance.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Quantitative Economics is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This in-depth study into cross-roads of applied econometrics and ... [+]

Overview

Quantitative Economics is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This in-depth study into cross-roads of applied econometrics and economics offers you the challenge to explore the active research fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics and/or micro-finance.

Econometrics connects to many academic disciplines including mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, and business studies, and is primarily concerned with the science and art of using economic theory and statistical techniques to analyse economic data. This program offers you the chance to explore the classical and general intersection of economics and econometrics

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Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full-time
1 year
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Financial Econometrics is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This hands-on study into the econometric methods used on a daily ... [+]

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Financial Econometrics is a specialization of the Econometrics and Operations Research master's program. This hands-on study into the econometric methods used on a daily basis in the financial industry will let you become the quantitative financial specialist and will place you at the forefront of a successful professional career.

Financial Econometrics connects different academic disciplines including mathematics, statistics, finance, and business studies, and is primarily concerned with the use of financial economic theory and statistical techniques to analyse finance-economic data sets. The econometric methods can be used to analyse financial risk, investment strategies, financial economic policy, monetary policy, high-frequency trading, capital markets, financial stability, and many other topics.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full-time
1 year
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University of Johannesburg

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 qua ... [+]

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. ... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Master of Quantitative Finance provides the full gamut of specialised quantitative finance skills and development of professional competency required to be a quantita ... [+]

The quantitative finance program provides the opportunity to acquire the detailed specialised knowledge and the professional competency required to work as a quantitative finance analyst in the modern finance industry.

Career options for graduates include positions as quantitative analysts, risk management analysts, quantitative structures, quantitative developers, forecasters, traders, investment analysts and financial engineers across investment banks, trading banks, hedge funds, investment management companies, consulting companies, energy and mining companies, regulatory bodies and government organisations.

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Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Bologna

The Laurea Magistralis Course in Quantitative Finance (Q-Finance) provides a unique opportunity for a graduate study of frontier mathematical and statistical techniques a ... [+]

The Laurea Magistralis Course in Quantitative Finance (Q-Finance) provides a unique opportunity for a graduate study of frontier mathematical and statistical techniques applied to financial markets.

The Graduates of the Laurea Magistralis in Q-Finance will be targeted to professional careers in research centers, positions as “quants” in the finance and insurance industry, or Academic careers in the field.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme The Programme structure is tailored and updated on industry needs QF offers many opportunities to earn a Double Degree with prestigious partner Universities QF students are offered a wide range of international opportunities abroad, both for study and work The international class is challenging and enriching Professional courses are offered by distinguished international teachers or quants from the industry Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
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Full-time
2 years
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University of Turin

The course fits the current convergence of the activities of banks and business, financial companies, with the activities of insurance and reinsurance and social security ... [+]

APPLICATION at UniTo for a.y. 2019-2020 is OPEN until April 14th 2019. Apply at https://apply.unito.it

The course fits the current convergence of the activities of banks and business, financial companies, with the activities of insurance and reinsurance and social security systems. These organizations deal with issues related to each other, which are studied implementing tools, techniques, and models quite similar when not substantially identical.

The educational aim of the course, in general, is to provide a sound preparation, and knowledge of these tools, techniques, and models, they can find suitable application both in the financial and in the insurance environment, and, being the whole course held in English, both in Italy and almost worldwide.... [-]

Italy Turin
October 2020
Full-time
2 years
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University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

The Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods, with a strong f ... [+]

The Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods, with a strong focus on finance. The programme combines in-depth knowledge in the areas of economics and finance with state-of-the-art quantitative methods, which makes it unique in Switzerland. The MiQE/F trains students to analyse and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance and the world of business. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact to the research-oriented faculty. The MiQE/F is an excellent basis for moving on to responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as for highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. Curriculum The MiQE/F is a full-time programme with a course load of 90 ECTS credits and is designed for a standard study period of three semesters. The core studies consist of compulsory courses and a wide choice of core and independent electives. The compulsory courses focus on finance, economics, econometrics and quantitative methods. Based on these rigorous foundations, students subsequently choose their core and independent electives. The core electives involve advanced application-oriented and problem solving courses. From a wide range of courses, you chose your courses according to your interests and strengths. With your choice of electives, you develop your own study profile. MiQE/F also offers a specialisation in “Digitisation and Data Analytics”. Cooperation with LGT The LGT Group – The Wealth and Asset Management Group owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein – is a cooperation partner of the MiQE/F. Each year,... [-]
Switzerland St. Gallen
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Full-time
18 months
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