From its home in New York City, the epicenter of the financial world, the Master of Science in Mathematics in Finance program at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences is grounded in pragmatic development of the next generation of quants and financial data scientists.
Our courses are developed, designed, and innovated to give you the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive, highly dynamic financial industry.
A cornerstone of the training you’ll receive is the real-time, real-world experience and insight that only the best financial professionals can provide. That’s why the vast majority of our instructors are also working industry professionals, many of whom hold VP, executive, or managerial positions at some of the world’s leading financial institutions.
MS in Mathematics in Finance students graduate with the background, capabilities, and connections to stand apart in the job market. Having built upon already-solid foundations in applied mathematics, they hold the technical acumen, quantitative expertise, and creative flexibility to quickly become the most capable quants in any room.
Year after year, graduates from the MS in Mathematics in Finance program land coveted positions in a wide range of areas at some of the world’s most renowned financial organizations. From research, trading, and asset management to algorithmic trading, regulation, and risk management, our graduates are making an impact at Alliance Bernstein, Bank of America, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Google, Facebook, JP Morgan Chase, PIMCO, Point 72, Two Sigma, and more.
Our curriculum and courses are always evolving. Leveraging the insight and experience of our instructors, advisory board members, and industry colleagues, we know what’s happening in the financial industry right now—and we pass that cutting-edge information on to students like you. Whether it’s discoveries in applied mathematics, advances in machine learning, or innovations in financial data science, we teach what today’s quants need to know in order to succeed tomorrow. We modify existing courses constantly and develop new courses regularly. We do everything we can to make sure you’re ready to take the lead in an industry in which rapid change is the norm.
Our network of connections with the financial industry could only be curated in the heart of New York City. Vast and ever-increasing, our list of contacts ranges from alumni and former faculty and lecturers to renowned finance professionals who have spoken at our events and supervised student projects. When you join the MS Mathematics in Finance community at NYU Courant, our extensive network—and all the possibilities that come along with it—becomes your extensive network.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics; Chair of the Committee on Mathematics in Finance (2003-2006 and 2009-2011)LEARN MORE
The proof of our program is in the placement of our students in leading financial industry positions in New York and beyond. Read more about some of our Alumni, where they work, and what aspects of the program they found most valuable through questions and answers interviews.
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