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University of Chicago

Degree:
Master of Science in Financial Mathematics (M.S.F.M.)

Program Description:
The University of Chicago’s M.S.F.M. program offers an integrated program of theoretical and applied mathematics and practical applications to derivatives pricing and the management of financial assets.

Location:
Chicago

Program Age:
12 years

Term:
15 courses, 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Class Size:
50

Placement:
Graduates are hired by hedge funds, exchanges, banks, insurance companies, etc.

Web Site:
finmath.uchicago.edu/new/msfm/home

Director:
Niels O. Nygaard. Nygaard has been a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Chicago since 1982. Prior to joining the University of Chicago he taught at Princeton University. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT. Nygaard has been director of the financial mathematics program since its inception in 1996.



Who Selected the Top Ten Programs?

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Columbia University

Cornell University

New York University (Courant Institute)

Princeton University

Rutgers University

Stanford University

University of California at Berkeley
(Haas School of Business)

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

Honorable mentions:
Baruch College
Boston University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Toronto


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