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Quant Finance Master's Guide 2019 - Risk.net

Quantitative Finance Degree?

Maryland Smith’s MQF prepares you to excel in the challenging, specialized quantitative roles within financial institutions. Your experience in the program helps refine your critical thinking and technological skills, positioning you to stand out when seeking future

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Mathematical Finance (MSc) - Postgraduate taught, University of York

Business Master’s Degree Admissions Requirements

Learn more about the application requirements for our business master’s degree programs. Please review the criteria and deadlines thoroughly.Admissions Requirements For All Programs

All applications require the following:

  • $75 application fee
  • Essay articulating your qualifications and interest in the program
  • Current professional résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • Official GMAT/GRE test scores are required for all business masters programs except:
    • MS in Accounting
    • MS in Business & Management
    • MS in Supply Chain Management
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam (if you do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an English-speaking country)
  • Exposure to program-specific relevant coursework.

Program-specific Course Prerequisites

ProgramPrerequisite Course Requirements
AccountingFinancial and managerial accounting with a grade of B or higher
Business AnalyticsStatistics and calculus with a grade of B or higher
Business and ManagementNo prerequisite courses required
FinanceStatistics with a grade of B or higher
Information SystemsStatistics with a grade of B or higher
Marketing AnalyticsStatistics with a grade of B or higher
Quantitative FinanceStatistics, linear algebra and other advanced quantitative courses with a grade of B or higher
Supply Chain ManagementStatistics with a grade of B or higher

GMAT/ GRE Test Score Requirements

For more information on the GMAT, and to request an official score report, please visit www.mba.com. For more information on the GRE, and to request an official score report, please visit www.ets.org/gre.

Applicants to MS in Accounting, MS in Business & Management, and MS in Supply Chain Management are not required to submit GMAT/GRE scores, though it is highly recommended.

When requesting a score report be sent to the University of Maryland, please use the following institutional codes:

GMAT

  • Master of Finance SQT-N8-48
  • Master of Quantitative Finance SQT-N8-90
  • MS in Accounting SQT-N8-88
  • MS in Business Analytics SQT-N8-49
  • MS in Business and Management SQT-N8-91
  • MS in Information Systems SQT-N8-16
  • MS in Marketing Analytics SQT-N8-45
  • MS in Supply Chain Management SQT-N8-31

GRE

  • Institution code is 5814

Core Courses

Statistics and Computational Finance (MSc) - Postgraduate taught,  University of York

Financial Management
2 credits | BUFN 610

Financial Data Analytics
2 credits | BUFN 640

Machine Learning in Finance
2 credits | BUFN 650 

Financial Mathematics
2 credits | BUFN 670

Capital Markets
2 credits | BUFN 620

Advanced Capital Markets
2 credits | BUFN 741

Financial Programming
2 credits | BUFN 745

Valuation in Corporate Finance
2 credits | BUFN 630 

Derivative Securities
2 credits | BUFN 660

Elective Courses

Financial Strategy For Corporations
2 credits | BUFN 710

Financial Restructuring
2 credits | BUFN 712

Corporate Risk Management
2 credits | BUFN 716

Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
2 credits | BUFN 717

International Investment
2 credits | BUFN 721

International Corporate and Project Finance
2 credits | BUFN 723

Bank Management
2 credits | BUFN 724

Applied Equity Analysis
2 credits | BUFN 730

Fixed Income Analysis
2 credits | BUFN 732

Portfolio Management
2 credits | BUFN 734

Quantitative Investment Strategy
2 credits | BUFN 736

Financial Engineering
2 credits | BUFN 742

Fixed Income Derivatives
2 credits | BUFN 744

Financial Institute Risk Management
2 credits | BUFN 758R

Special Topics in Finance
2 credits | BUFN 758

Market Microstructure
2 credits | BUFN 758X | Asset Management track


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