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Quantitative Finance (MSc Finance)

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in quantitative investment funds, bank risk management departments, FinTech firms, or any finance job in which data analytics and programming is used? The Quantitative Finance track is the one for you. This track is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.

Why choose the Quantitative Finance track?

  1. Beside the 6 general courses of the MSc Finance in your curriculum, you will have 3 courses with focus on data-driven analyses and managing big data in finance.
  2. You will be lectured by professors and experts working in a wide range of financial organisations and fields. Therefore, you have access to up-to-date cases and learnings from the field of quantitative finance.
  3. This track is great to prepare yourself for a career in fin-tech and finance jobs in which data analytics and programming is used. After graduation, you have an excellent job prospect as e.g. all-round financial or business analyst, investment advisor, portfolio manager, derivatives trader, risk manager or business analyst at a fin-tech start-up.
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Help develop the role of big data in finance

In many areas within finance, expertise in quantitative tools and programming is rapidly growing in demand. In this track you will learn how to build quantitative models that calculate derivative prices, risk-adjusted performance of investment strategies, and risk exposure under regulatory regimes. You will also learn how to scale these models so they can be applied to massive datasets. You do not need any prior experience in computer science.

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Career prospects

Graduates of the Quantitative Finance track of our Master's in Finance have excellent job prospects for positions as investment banker, all-round financial or business analyst, investment advisor, portfolio manager, derivatives trader, treasurer and financial director, risk manager, business analyst with financial institutions or fin-tech start-ups, quantitative asset manager or hedge fund manager at Dutch and international companies, such as:

  • Optiver
  • Rabobank
  • ING
  • Ortec
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Is the Master’s in Finance for you?

It will be no surprise that a successful career in finance depends on more than just good grades. If you have a natural interest in finance, are analytically strong and have interpersonal and problem-solving skills, you will definitely get the most out of the MSc in Finance. An interest and talent for data science can also be a big plus, since like in almost every industry, the power of data management becomes increasingly important. 

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'The lecturers are very good and try to engage with the student in every way'

Vera Scholten: 'The information I am currently absorbing is all very interesting and what I expected to learn and more! The courses all seem to fit together quite well.'

Explore all MSc Finance tracks

Quantitative Finance is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance. Take a look at the other tracks.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Finance
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60046
Location Roeterseiland campus