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Quantitative Finance Track

In the quantitative finance track, you will learn to value existing complex securities and design new complex securities. 

In contrast to the financial management track, the quantitative finance track has an intense focus on advanced mathematics, finance and statistics.

By completing this program, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of careers—from managing foreign-exchange risk for a multinational corporation, to designing complex corporate securities at a major investment banking firm, to managing interest rate risk using derivatives at a major commercial bank. 

The MS Finance program is a full-time residency program requiring three semesters of study. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 and must submit a score on either the GMAT or the GRE exam. All applicants must have completed the following business and mathematics courses:

Business courses

  • Economics (equivalent to MGE 302) 
  • Finance (equivalent to MGF 301)

Mathematics courses

  • Calculus III (equivalent to MTH 241) 
  • Linear Algebra (equivalent MTH 309) 
  • Mathematical Statistics (equivalent to MTH 411 or MTH 412)

In addition, we strongly recommend prior courses in computer programming.

If an applicant does not meet the above mentioned criteria for admission, students can be conditionally admitted to the MS Finance program. These conditionally admitted students will be required to complete a boot camp, a self-guided curriculum in the following disciplines: accounting, economics, finance and statistics. Applicants who do not have the required business background but are strong with math and engineering are encouraged to still submit an application for the MS Finance program under this new pilot.