MS in Mathematics in Finance students at NYU Courant come together from around the world to form a highly capable and skilled talent pool. Our students have more finance knowledge than most science graduates and stronger quantitative skills than most business graduates. They apply to the program having completed undergraduate degrees in areas such as mathematics, physics, and engineering and are admitted through a selective process that extends offers to less than 10 percent of applicants.
As part of our program, they immerse themselves in a tightly integrated curriculum that provides the theoretical and computational skills that are financial industry standards and the cutting-edge technology that will usher the industry into the future. The training they receive leverages NYU Courant’s reputation as a global leader in applied mathematics education as well as the expertise, insight, and experience of leading-edge practitioners from some of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world.
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Every fall, we collaborate with the International Association of Quantitative Finance (IAQF) to host the National Mathematics Career Fair. Graduating students from quantitative finance, financial engineering, and financial data science programs across the country who are seeking full-time positions are invited to attend this event which regularly features more than 30 companies and more than 500 student attendees.
When you join the Mathematics in Finance community at NYU Courant, you gain immediate access to a wide range of professional and career development resources and services that are tailored to the needs and wants of the financial industry. Our Office of Career Services is committed to helping full-time students discover, apply and interview for, and ultimately land internship and full-time positions in the areas they’re most excited about. Our resources and services include:
Graduates leave our program equipped with the skills, resources, and connections to launch impactful, innovative careers across the financial industry. Below are some statistics from recent graduating classes.
Employed at graduation (or within 3 months): 100%
Average base salary (excluding bonus): $101,600
Summer internship placement: 88%
Employed at graduation (or within 3 months): 75%
Average base salary (excluding bonus): $114,800
Summer internship placement: 77%
Our team at the Office of Career Services is ready to work with you.