Quantitative Finance Track

Fuse quantitative and strategic skills in this rigorous master’s degree in finance.

Olin Business School’s MS in Quantitative Finance (MSFQ) track is a powerful combination of mathematical skills and a strategic understanding of business decision-making. Designed for students with a strong math background, the technical curriculum is ideal if your career goals include working in financial services or related industries.

STEM-designated • Our program holds a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) designation for its focus on advanced quantitative skills throughout the curriculum, providing you with a current and innovative approach to finance.

Career exploration and connections • Join advisors from the Weston Career Center on a career trek to New York and Boston to meet executives in the finance world and explore the career options and company cultures firsthand.

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Quantitative Finance at a Glance:

Hone your skills in this STEM-designated finance masters program.

What You’ll Study

The MSFQ will help you develop a skill set similar to a financial engineering program. And you'll have the opportunity to work at an internship between your second and third semesters. Some courses specific to this track include Data Analysis for Investments, Fixed Income Securities, Quantitative Risk Management, and Mathematical Finance. For a detailed look at the 2016–17 curriculum, download the MSFQ Curriculum and Course Descriptions (PDF).

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Potential Career Paths

Graduates from the MSFQ program are well prepared for roles in:

  • Asset management
  • Risk management
  • Capital markets and research

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