Master in Quantitative Finance (M.Sc.)
Quantitative Finance – also sometimes called computational finance, financial engineering or mathematical finance – is a relatively young academic field. As more and more financial services firms applied sophisticated mathematical models in their trading, pricing, risk and asset management functions, the need for more specialized and advanced degree programmes emerged, where students and working professionals can acquire the knowledge they need to competently and responsibly perform these functions.
The Master of Quantitative Finance programme serves these needs. It gives students a rigorous foundation of theories, models and methods that are applied today in quantitative finance. It is the only such programme in Germany that has been successfully delivered to working professionals in the quant industry since 2005 and, thereby, has demonstrated the practical value and relevance of its teaching content.
Academic rigor and industry relevance
The distinct character of the programme is the combination of academic rigor and industry relevance, which is the result of the fact that all our faculty members are well published in top academic journals and have considerable practical quant finance experience. This fusion of quantitative finance theory and practice is also reflected in the learning objectives of the programme.
“With the Master’s programme in quantitative finance, you are opting for one of the most challenging study programmes in the financial area. Upon graduation, you will be familiar with the most up-to-date financial research and knowledge and be able to immediately take on an international assignment.“
Prof. Dr. Jan Vecer, Academic Director of the Master of Quantitative Finance Programme