Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Quantitative Finance provides the full gamut of specialised quantitative finance skills and development of professional competency required to be a quantitative finance specialist performing at the cutting edge of the discipline. Participants have the opportunity to see the application of quantitative finance to advanced financial instruments, an integrated approach to risk management and how to implement quantitative finance strategies. The quantitative finance program provides the opportunity to acquire the detailed specialised knowledge and the professional competency required to work as a quantitative finance analyst in the modern finance industry. Career options for graduates include positions as quantitative analysts, risk management analysts, quantitative structures, quantitative developers, forecasters, traders, investment analysts and financial engineers across investment banks, trading banks, hedge funds, investment management companies, consulting companies, energy and mining companies, regulatory bodies and government organisations.
The course comprises 72 credit points of core subjects. The course is normally completed in one year of full-time study or three years of part-time study.
- Quantitative finance
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Previous qualifications must be in finance or have a strong mathematical background. Entry to the course is at the discretion of the course director. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.
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This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Diploma in Quantitative Finance and the Master of Quantitative Finance.