MS in Quantitative Finance (MQF)

What is Masters of Quantitative Finance (MQF)

Fast-track your finance career with sophisticated quantitative and programming skills to gain advanced knowledge of financial markets, institutions and the latest analytics techniques.

Maryland Smith’s Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) programme allows you to put your quantitative, technology and problem-solving skills to full use as you guide companies toward making strategic financial decisions.  It covers all main areas in finance and focuses on the econometric and quantitative skills needed to support important financial decision-making processes.

While an MBA in Quantitative Finance equips graduates with a broader skill set and knowledge base composed of multiple aspects of business, Masters in Quantitative Finance, on the other hand, is much more finance specific. The applicant's career goals will largely determine which type of program he or she chooses. Masters in Quantitative Finance is a good alternative for students seeking a finance-specific career while devoting only one year to earning their degree.

What kind of skills do you need for Quantitative Finance?

Quantitative Finance is a blend of many disciplines requires diverse skill sets. Research has shown that a combination of statistics, mathematics, analytics and programming can do wonders in this field. 

What are the various applications of Quantitative Finance?

Quantitative Finance is mainly used in asset-pricing as well as risk mitigation. However, there are many areas in the financial world wherein Quantitative Finance is used as a crucial tool. Some of these areas are:

  • Portfolio Management

  • Currency Markets

  • Trading

  • Risk Management

Students of Master of Quantitative Finance share the USP of  this programme 

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What Can I Do With MS in Quantitative Finance?

  • Gain access to cutting-edge analytics resources to refine programming, data management and global investment skills.

  • Solve complex finance challenges for real companies, participate in case competitions.

What you will study in MS of  Quantitative Finance?

As a Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) student, you will put your quantitative skills to full use as you explore concepts and tools, such as:



  • Financial Programming

  • Financial Data Analytics

  • Big Data and Machine 

  • Learning in Finance

  • Risk Modeling

  • Python

  • SAS

Masters of Quantitative Finance

Key topics/Course details

  • Numerical Methods and Simulation

  • Financial Engineering

  • Credit Risk Modeling

  • Portfolio Management

  • Quantitative Investment

  • Institutional Asset Management

  • Fintech

  • Textual Analysis


What Jobs Can You Get With MS in Quantitative Finance?


  • Financial Analyst

  • Financial Engineer

  • Financial or Securitization Consultant

  • Decision Management Analytics Associate

  • Risk, Data or Research Analyst

In recent years, our alumni have found jobs at Riskspan, Citi, Freddie Mac, Ernest & Young, Capital One, Novantas etc..

Where can your degree take you?

  • Average Salary of MQF Graduates Working in Securities, Financial Investment and Related Industries (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018) is $101K

  • 10-Year Job Growth for Financial Analysts (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016 – 2026) is 11%


How Do I Gain Entry To MS in Quantitative Finance?

In collaboration with Robert H. Smith School of Business, SPJIMR’s GMP offers Master of Quantitative Finance in US that is a 12-month programme and can be applied by freshers or candidates with work experience.


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