Masters in Mathematical Finance

General

Program Description

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Double Degree with University of Lorraine/France and Poznam University/Poland.

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;

ARPM Bootcamp

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 http://symmys.com/arpm-bootcamp/, 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 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.

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 the 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 certifies the quality of the MMF's program, which combines theoretical rigor with sectorial skills, balancing cutting-edge knowledge and research with contact with financial sector practices.

Internationalization is also a part of the MMF's history and aims. In 2014/15, MMF began to be lectured in English, which means that it can now be offered to a large international target audience. The international exchange through the ERASMUS program or other international agreements is also an option.

The Masters in Mathematical Finance aims to

develop students' mathematical and computational skills, combined with financial modeling. In studying for our Masters, 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.

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; Promote innovation and scientific research in Applied Mathematics and support the education of university teachers whose activity of research in the areas of Financial Mathematics are relevant for the University, in collaboration with the business world.

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Designed for

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. Strong analytical skills are recommended in order to keep up with a challenging workload.

Throughout the program, students benefit from contact with financial institutions, by means of seminars by top-level practitioners and through Internships, which usually result in offers of employment.

Students who wish to pursue Third Cycle studies in this area will be greatly encouraged by the syllabus of our Masters.

Employment

There is a steady demand for financial mathematicians all over the world. The holder of the MMF degree is prepared for the challenge of the pressing needs of the financial sector, both at the national and international levels.

The main employers of our Masters students are: Banks, investment companies, consultancy companies, Universities

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB ... Read More

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB and AMBA, complying with the best higher education standards. ISEG’s research centers are very well rated by the Portuguese research council (FCT). With an experienced and well prepared faculty, students from more than 70 countries contribute to an ever-increasing international academic environment, and take advantage of the school's excellence and location. ISEG Lisbon has excellent modern premises at the heart of Lisbon, right next to the Parliament and the river Tagus, in a vibrant neighborhood full of social life, business and culture. At ISEG, you will find a culture of excellence and achievement, alongside a climate of inclusiveness and cooperation. This is made by the mutual collaboration of students, faculty and staff. ISEG is a School prepared for the future: with a unique blend of quantitative skills and social contextualization of economic and managerial decisions, ISEG’s faculty, professionals, students and alumni are at the forefront of those who address the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset. Read less