The Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program at UNC Charlotte is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in finance. Increasingly firms of all types, but especially financial institutions, investment banks, and commodities firms, rely upon highly sophisticated mathematical models to identify, measure, and manage risk. The advent of these models has triggered the emergence of a new discipline, Mathematical Finance. This new discipline, sometimes also referred to as “financial engineering,” “computational finance,” or “quantitative finance,” requires professionals with extensive skills in both finance and mathematics.
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The Mathematical Finance program at UNC Charlotte is a joint program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business Administration and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts & Sciences. Students take courses from all three departments in an integrated curriculum. Students may use electives to tailor the program to their specific interests.