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. In order to address this critical need, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business has added a STEM designated Master of Science in Quantitative Finance to its internationally-renowned finance graduate programs.

“This new curriculum provides in-depth study of quantitative techniques combined with practical business problem solving, which is aligned with what our global employers are telling us they need right now,” says Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Kate Klepper. “It also equips students with the skills required to advance in today's technologically-driven business environment.”

International students holding F-1 status who graduate from our MS in Quantitative Finance program will be eligible to apply for up to 12 months of Optional Practical Training and subsequently will be eligible to apply for an additional 24 months of STEM OPT Extension, for a total of up to 36 months that will allow for postgraduate experiential training directly related to this major area of study.

Other program benefits include:

• 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 will 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. D'Amore-McKim finance faculty are pioneering scholars and business leaders who are 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.

For more information about the new MS in Quantitative Finance, contact D'Amore-McKim Admissions Manager Dena Snyder at de.snyder@northeastern.edu