The MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance prepares you for the sophisticated new investment opportunities, risks and instruments created by financial innovation and globalisation.
The programme combines mathematical theory with practical applications, teaching you how to control risks and understand the complex structure of derivative securities. Students should be at ease with sophisticated mathematical methods and statistical techniques.
By the end of the course you will be ready to participate in derivatives markets, and many graduates have progressed directly to trading floor positions in leading banks. Cass's proximity to the City of London has done much to facilitate this progression, Cass's Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters trading rooms, which expertly simulate the trading environment, also do much to prepare you for the real world.
The Masters in Mathematical Trading and Finance was launched with the generous support of the Corporation of London.
The MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance starts with two compulsory induction weeks, mainly dedicated to:
• an introduction to careers in finance and the opportunity to speak to representatives from over 75 companies during a number of different industry specific fairs.
• a refresher course of advanced financial mathematics, statistics, computing and electronic databases
To satisfy the requirements of the degree programme students must complete:
• eight core courses (15 credits each) and • two additional core modules plus three electives (10 credits each) or • three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits) or • one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.
There is a continuous demand for capable postgraduate level executives in the world of finance.
Graduates from the MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance move into a range of careers in the financial sector in particular careers in trading are popular with our alumni.
Some examples of where graduates from the MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance class of 2014 are working are:
• Accenture - Management Consultant • Wipro - Business Analyst • Regione Lombardia - Economic Consultant • Ice Clear Europe - Junior Risk Analyst