The Quantitative Finance track is for students with strong analytical skills and an interest in (big) data analysis and applications in finance. This track is one of 7 tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.
In many disciplines of finance, the use of quantitative tools is rapidly rising. So experts with a deep knowledge of quantative finance and data science are in high demand. In the Quantative Finance track we prepare you to become fluent in performing data driven analyses, for example in complex risk modelling for regulatory regimes like Basel III. Also, you will learn how to manage big data in other finance disciplines such as risk management, asset management and investment banking.
Do you have a mind for mathematics and an interest for data driven analysis applied to financial decision making? This may well be the track for you.
Apart from the 6 general courses of the full programme, you will follow 3 track-specific courses and electives.
In this course we will familiarise you with the Python programming language and its ecosystem. You will be able to use this knowledge to solve problems in risk management and derivatives pricing. The following topics will be covered, along with their implementation in Python:
Choose 1 out of 2 courses:
Choose 2 out of 3 courses:
As part of the programme you will work on real life business cases. Our student Coen Binnerts can tell you more about some of these cases in his podcast.
Graduates of the Master's in Finance/Quantitative Finance track have excellent job prospects for positions as investment banker, all-round financial or business analyst, investment advisor, portfolio manager, derivatives trader, treasurer and financial director, risk manager, business analyst with financial institutions or fin-tech start-ups, quantitative asset manager or hedge fund manager at Dutch and international companies, such as:
|Credits||60 ECTS ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|