STEM designated Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

With major challenges like fintech implementation and integration, globalization, new regulations and other industry innovations, financial services employers are saying they need skilled people with computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics and econometrics training now more than ever. New positions in the financial industry now require not just knowledge of finance but also quantitative and technical skills.

In order to address this critical need, we have added a STEM
designated Master of Science in Quantitative Finance to our internationally-renowned finance graduate programs.

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At a Glance: Updates to Our MS in Finance Curriculum

  • Thanks to the new STEM designation, which is based on strict curriculum guidelines defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, international students who graduate from the MS in Quantitative Finance can apply for a 24-month STEM extension to their 12-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, allowing them to work in the U.S. for up to 36 months after graduation.
  • Innovative new core curriculum includes increased quantitative rigor and emphasis on technology. Our students will graduate prepared to launch a finance career having mastered quantitative techniques and able to solve complex business problems.
  • Increased elective offerings expose students to computer science, econometrics, and mathematics, preparing them to meet the demands of the increasingly technology-focused financial industry. New electives include Quantitative Portfolio Management, Computational Methods in Finance, Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Database Management Systems, and Applied Econometrics.
  • Faculty will offer cutting-edge modeling techniques and data analytics combined with financial theory. Our finance faculty are pioneering scholars and business leaders committed to student success.
  • Personalized career counseling will help students launch their careers in the finance industry and will ensure that they are prepared with a strong resume, cover letter, networking skills, and much more.

Year 1


  • Career Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics and Financial Markets
  • Investment Analysis


  • Career Management
  • Financial Econometrics and Statistics
  • Data Analytics in Finance
  • Elective


  • Vacation term
  • You may choose to enroll in summer term elective courses to complete the program in 12 months

Year 2


  • Derivatives and Risk Analytics
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Elective Course Options

Offered at D'Amore-McKim

  • International Financial Management
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity
  • Corporate Valuation and Fundamental Analysis
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Quantitative Portfolio Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • Computational Methods in Finance
  • Alternative Investments

Offered Outside of D'Amore-McKim

  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • Database Management Systems
  • Applied Econometrics

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