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The master of science in computational finance is designed for students interested in computational or quantitative finance careers in banking, finance, and a growing number of additional industries. Read more

Program overview

The master of science in computational finance is designed for students interested in computational or quantitative finance careers in banking, finance, and a growing number of additional industries. Professionals in these fields use their strengths in business, modeling, and data analysis to understand and use complex financial models, often involving differential and stochastic calculus.

The program addresses a vital and growing career field, reaching beyond banking and finance. Typical job titles include risk analyst, research associate, quantitative analyst, quantitative structured credit analyst, credit risk analyst, quantitative investment analyst, quantitative strategist, data analyst, senior data analyst, fixed income quantitative analyst, and financial engineer. Computational finance is an excellent career option for technically-oriented professionals in the fields of business, math, engineering, economics, statistics, and computer science. Programming knowledge is highly preferred.

Plan of study

The curriculum offers an integration of finance, mathematics, and computing. The required mathematics courses have substantial financial content and the experiential computational finance course, which students take during the summer, makes use of skills learned in the mathematics, analytics, and finance courses taken up to that point. The program has a strong multidisciplinary nature and combines the expertise of four of RIT's colleges. The program is a full-time, 17-month curriculum beginning exclusively in the fall. The program ends with a required non-credit comprehensive exam based on the courses completed by the student.

Curriculum

Computational finance, MS degree, typical course sequence:
-Accounting for Decision Makers
-Survey of Finance
-Equity Analysis
-Debt Analysis
-Advanced Derivatives
-Mathematics for Finance I
-Mathematics for Finance II
-Analytics Electives
-Electives
-Computational Finance Experience

Other admission requirements

-Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred).
-Submit a personal statement (Applicants should explain why their background, please indicate mathematical and programming knowledge, and interests make them suitable for the program).
-Submit a current resume, and complete a graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit http://www.ielts.org.
-Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.
-Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.

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Advance your career with the. MS in Finance. guided by industry. Embrace the rapid evolution of finance, learn new strategies, data tools and technologies, and grow your professional network. Read more

Advance your career with the MS in Finance guided by industry. Embrace the rapid evolution of finance, learn new strategies, data tools and technologies, and grow your professional network. Study full-time as a graduate or career changer, or part-time as a working professional.

The MS in Finance combines a professional finance curriculum with additional cutting-edge offerings in data analytics, technology skills and legal studies to prepare for tomorrow's leadership roles.

You will learn from leading professors and industry professionals, and develop your applied skills through case studies and simulations. The MS in Finance Advisory Committee is a group of senior executives setting professional standards and guiding the program.

MS in Finance graduates are sought after by global employers seeking international talent. Budapest ranks among the European Union's fastest rising financial services and technology hubs and best places for expats. Global employers working in English include Bank of China, BCG, BlackRock, Citi, ExxonMobil, GE, IBM, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, PwC and Vodafone, among many others.

Combine the MS in Finance with the MS in Technology Management and Innovation. Earn two degrees and become a FinTech leader, or develop your own FinTech startup in our award-winning incubator, the CEU InnovationsLab.

Extend your studies free of tuition with prestigious exchange partner schools in the Americas, Asia and Europe.The MS in Finance combines an industry-driven finance curriculum with cutting-edge offerings in data analytics, technology skills, and legal and ethical studies to prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles.

The program is offered full-time (12 months) for graduates and career changers, and part-time (24 months) for working professionals. Both formats follow the same curriculum:

  • Core courses that deliver an in-depth understanding of key concepts
  • Electivesthat help build your studies around your career objectives
  • Finance @CEU talks by experts working at the cutting edge of finance.
  • The Capstone Project that allows you to apply your newly acquired skills as a financial consultant.

Core Courses

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Investments I & II
  • Regulatory & Policy Environment

Elective Courses

The MS in Finance offers a broad range of finance electives focusing on

  • Investments and Banking
  • Corporate Financial Management.

Additional cutting-edge offerings in data analytics, technology skills, and legal and ethical studies help prepare for tomorrow’s leadership roles.  Learn about elective courses on CEU Course Hub

Finance @CEU

The Finance @CEU expert speaker series brings you the applied experience of industry experts working at the cutting edge of finance. Learn about recent expert speakers

Capstone Project

The Capstone Project is a consulting field assignment with a client organization. It is owned and governed by you, with the help of an academic supervisor and a project sponsor assigned by the client. It may be hosted by any organization including startups, institutional investors, corporates, advisories, consultancies, charities or government institutions. Learn about the Capstone Project



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What is the 'Master of Business Engineering' all about?. A business engineer is trained for analyzing and solving business problems from a quantitative and managerial point of view. Read more

What is the 'Master of Business Engineering' all about?

A business engineer is trained for analyzing and solving business problems from a quantitative and managerial point of view. The programme belongs to the domain of business economics and is management oriented: students learn how companies function, how business processes should be designed and how business activities can be optimally organized. The managerial focus is combined with strong analytical skills and a profound understanding of how business and (technological) innovation processes work. This integration of disciplines is of high relevance to production environments as well as to service companies (e.g. consultancy or ICT).

A business engineer is an interdisciplinary manager with an extended problem solving toolbox and a holistic view on modern companies in today’s economic, legal and social context. With a capacity for analytical thought, management and communication skills and an eye for sustainable opportunities, business engineers are able to shape the future of companies and organisations.

Structure

The Master of Science in Business Engineering is organised at two campuses: Brussels and Leuven. The programmes share a common structure and have the same compulsory courses. Each campus offers different courses in the majors, minors, and electives. Students on one campus have the option to follow some of the courses at the other campus.

 Majors offered in Leuven:

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Risk and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Production and Logistics
  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Industry, Global Value Chains and New Technologies
  • Technology and Entrepreneurship

 Majors offered in Brussels:

  • Quantitative Data Analytics
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Finance

This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. 

 International Experience

Do you feel like expanding your horizons? We encourage you to study abroad at one of the faculty’s exclusive partner universities in the first semester of the second year. Increasingly, employers value young professionals who are familiar with doing business in a multicultural and multilingual setting. Therefore, the faculty has a strong international focus with a flourishing participation of students in summer schools and exchange programmes. Make your experience truly international by studying in different parts of the world.

More information on the various international experiences the faculty has to offer can be found on this website.

Is this the right programme for me?

Are you a future business engineer? Then most probably you feel at ease with the following characteristics:

  • You imagine yourself as the moving force in a company or organization (this can be your own company, a multinational, a family business, a government service, a school, etc.).
  • You're an enterprising person and you aim at perfection in all your endeavors. You want to improve the functioning of companies and organizations, with clear and sustainable objectives in the long run, and with an eye for the social context in which companies operate.
  • You are an innovative manager. You want to acquire knowledge about other disciplines (math, science, technology) in order to better support the management of companies.
  • You're a global manager. Globalization demands great efforts of companies and organizations, and you feel at ease in an environment with enriching international contacts.

Objectives

A business engineer is trained for analyzing and solving business problems from a quantitative and managerial point of view. The programme belongs to the domain of business economics and is management oriented: students learn how companies function, how business processes should be designed and how business activities can be optimally organized. The managerial focus is combined with strong analytical skills and a profound understanding of how business and (technological) innovation processes work. This integration of disciplines is of high relevance to production environments as well as to service companies (e.g. consultancy or ICT).A business engineer is an interdisciplinary manager with an extended problem solving toolbox and a holistic view on modern companies in today's economic, legal and social context. With a capacity for analytical thought, management and communication skills and an eye for sustainable opportunities, business engineers are able to shape the future of companies and organisations.

Career perspectives

 Graduates of the MSc in Business Engineering mostly take up managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions, and at universities. Business engineers usually start their careers in technical expert positions within interdisciplinary management teams. They are typically hired to optimise production processes, to develop quantitative models in financial institutions, or to market technological innovations. They are also able to take up more traditional management tasks, armed with the ability to support key decisions using quantitative analyses. Business engineers quickly move up to executive functions in various management domains in companies and organisations. Given the variety of skills acquired, they are highly sought after by a wide range of companies – from start-ups and small firms to multinational corporations – for various positions in Belgium and abroad.



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The human side of economics. the impact of psychology on decision making. Read more

The human side of economics: the impact of psychology on decision making

Why do people not always act as rational economic decision makers? How can we apply mathematics and psychology to improve our economic models? Contrary to assumptions in traditional economics, people do not automatically choose the optimal course of action, even if given proper incentives. Intrigued? Our Behavioural Economics programme brings you the skills to optimise strategies and policies by including the framing and context that affect people’s choices.

The skills-based specialisation addresses the psychology of decision making. In both mainstream and behavioural economics courses you will acquire both a deep understanding of economics and the skills to adapt strategies and policies to deviations from rational behaviour.

Erasmus School of Economics, where else?

Few universities offer this increasingly popular stream in economics. If Behavioural Economics is your programme of choice, Rotterdam, frontrunner in economics, makes perfect sense. Select the curriculum that suits you best, study among ambitious and inquisitive co-students and benefit from the expertise of the internationally renowned Behavioural Economics Group.

Careers

Countries like the US, UK, and the Netherlands, and companies worldwide increasingly use the insights from Behavioural Economics to shape their policies. With this specialisation you can either help improve products, marketing policies, negotiation procedures, contracts, and financial portfolios in business, or design and improve public economic policies and strategies. It’s up to you. Careers are possible in many sectors, including: 

  • Consultancy
  • Financial sector
  • Governments
  • Research

"It’s great to be able to combine the math and psychology of Behavioural Economics with the track of your choice"

The MSc Behavioural Economics programme offers you a solid training in economics, complemented with psychological insights. Our students particularly appreciate the interactive nature of this programme. We gladly share their stories with you here

Download the brochure here.



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If you have a bachelor’s degree and initial certification in math or science, our Adolescence Education graduate programs in science and math are your pathway to New York State professional certification in those subject areas at the high school level (grades 7 - 12). Read more

If you have a bachelor’s degree and initial certification in math or science, our Adolescence Education graduate programs in science and math are your pathway to New York State professional certification in those subject areas at the high school level (grades 7 - 12).

Our technology-infused program with multiple delivery formats (online, face-to-face, and blended) offers you flexibility of time and place. You may participate on a full-time or part-time basis, enrolling in online and/or in-person courses. You may also complete the program on an accelerated schedule of one academic year plus the preceding and following summer sessions or extend your program over two to five years.

Admission

Thanks for your interest in the Adolescence Education, M.S. degree. NYIT’s 30-credit Master of Science in Adolescence Education prepares master teachers for professional certification with the knowledge and skills to integrate technology and use culturally responsive instructional strategies to teach all students. This program offers a choice between mathematics or science specialist.

The mathematics and science specialist programs are rich in mathematics and science content, respectively, aligned with the Common Core Standards, instructional technology, pedagogy, adolescent development, and data-driven instructional strategies. Courses are offered in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online formats. Students receive personal advisement by expert faculty. The program is eligible for Troops to Teachers funding, and other financial aid is available for qualified students.

Many students in the M.S. program are initially or professionally certified teachers seeking additional skills to enhance their effectiveness as classroom teachers with skills in instructional technology, learning, and research-based teaching strategies.



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The HEC Paris MSc in International Finance (MIF) program caters for highly-motivated top achieving graduates looking to succeed in a career in finance and consulting. Read more

The HEC Paris MSc in International Finance (MIF) program caters for highly-motivated top achieving graduates looking to succeed in a career in finance and consulting. The program has a strong analytical focus yet is accessible from either business and finance (business track) or economics, math, physics, engineering (accelerated track) backgrounds.

A flexible curriculum

A ‘tailored-designed’ approach towards education is at the core when designing programs at HEC Paris. This is shown in at least two aspects of the HEC Paris MSc International Finance curriculum:

  • The courses taken during the first semester depend on your experience before joining HEC Paris. If you have already covered basic financial accounting, investment theory, and corporate finance, you will start finance classes at an advanced level (business track). If you have not done so, you will start at a more basic level with significantly more class hours at an accelerated pace to enable you to cover the same material by the end (accelerated track)
  • The second semester is comprised of more than 40 Concentration as well as free electives. More concretely, students must choose between a specialization in Corporate Finance and a specialization in Capital Markets. In addition, they have access to more than 15 free electives.

Balance between theory and practice

The number of hours spent in the classroom by HEC MIF graduates significantly exceeds international standards. Around half of that time will be spent in front of world class researchers, imparting you state-of-the-art knowledge. The other half will be spent in front of top-level practitioners. The latter is one of the many ways in which the learning experience at HEC Paris differs to most and adds another dimension to teaching. We feel it is important to complement theoretical teaching by using top researchers and practitioners lectures to give our graduates that "extra edge" over graduates from other institutions. The more competitive the environment, the more important having that extra edge is.

Strong and cohesive peer group

Who your peers are matters: with regards to the quality of your learning experience, the perception of potential employers and for the value of your network after you graduate. This is why academic performance is at the top of our admissions criteria. However at HEC we look for more than just academic excellence: smart, ambitious individuals will underperform without adequate interaction. We put a strong emphasis on group interaction and encourage it in any way we can. For instance:

  • Honours are granted on the basis of absolute GPA and not class percentile to make sure that no HEC MIF student can benefit from the underperformance of one of his or her classmates
  • A study trip is organized in the 3rd week of the program with all HEC finance students participating and interacting in both professional and non-professional activities

Life long ties

At HEC Paris, we pride ourselves on the fact that ties built on campus between both professors and students continue after students graduate and become alumni. Our alumni get directly involved in guiding the "new generation" of HEC MIF students and to make sure they achieve the same success as past students. A few examples:

  • Career and job training workshops the first week of the program
  • More than 250 students take part in the formal networking event on the London study trip… and many more at the less formal Friday night HEC Finance pub crawl: a unique opportunity to gain privileged access to young professionals from bulge bracket banks!

International diversity

With 29 different nationalities making up the class of 2016, the International Finance program is equally as enriching on a cultural level. Working alongside a diverse group of nationalities can be highly educational and rewarding and is a true highlight of the program for many. London is the main hub for HEC MIF graduates in terms of placements although we also have alumni working in Continental Europe, Asia, Americas, and the Middle East.



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The Master of Business & Science degree at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a hybrid degree combining courses from an . Read more

The Master of Business & Science degree at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a hybrid degree combining courses from an MS and MBA. Students choose an applied science concentration and that is paired with a business curriculum. The business curriculum consists of core courses in finance and accounting, marketing, communication and leadership, management, policy, intellectual policy electives, ethics and a capstone course covering entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. The Master of Business & Science is a (Professional Science Master's) STEM degree.

The degree can be done part-time for working professionals or full-time. All required courses are in the evenings, weekends or online. Graduate Certificates in cutting-edge fields are also available.

We accept applications for all semesters. Please see more information on our admissions page.

Concentrations

  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Computer & Information Sciences

Why pursue a Masters of Business & Science degree?

The Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree is a unique degree combining the science curriculum from a traditional science master's degree with a specialized set of business+ courses - including business, policy, and law. This combination prepares students with the necessary business acumen, entrepreneurial skills, and know how to translate scientific and technological ideas into profitable products and services.

What will I learn?

  • A fundamental and applied knowledge of a particular science/engineering/math discipline.
  • To recognizing the connection between technology and business and how scientific and technical work impacts the business of organizations.
  • The understanding of finance and accounting basics, and the ability to assess the financial aspects of a new scientific venture or project and make recommendations for investments and payback.
  • Understanding of the leadership skills needed to inspire, motivate, and coach individuals and work in diverse teams.
  • Knowing of the core elements of a business case/plan and how to plan, execute, and run a project that helps translate a real technology from idea to commercialization.

Professionally Guided Curriculum: 

The degree is a combination of an MS and MBA degree with 43 credits: 24 credits in the sciences and/or engineering and 19 credits in business. The science courses are taken within a specific concentration in areas such as the life sciences, engineering, mathematics, information technologies, and sustainability. The science concentrations are professionally focused and reflect industry in NJ/NY and nationwide. All of the students take a common business core including finance and accounting, marketing, communication, leadership, project management. In place of a thesis, students work in teams and develop a business plan around a technology in their field. Courses are a blend of traditional (evening), online, and executive education.



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