Mathematics 16:643:630 Seminar in Mathematical Finance


This zero-credit seminar course is offered every Fall and Spring semester and meets approximately twice a month. We invite Rutgers MSMF Alumni and Industry Practitioners to come and speak to our students about what is going on in the Industry and internship opportunities that may be coming up in their companies. These Sessions take place online . The dates and times of the upcoming seminar events are announced on Sakai, by Triet Pham, Director of the Mathematical Finance Master's Program .

Course Abstract

In order to ensure adequate professional career preparation, full-time students pursuing the Mathematical Finance Option of our Master of Science in Mathematics degree program are required to attend a minimum number of events eligible for credit in mathematical finance theory, industry practice, and career preparation. The events are organized by the program director, associate director, and affiliated faculty. Event presentations are given by invited academic researchers, financial industry practitioners, and mathematical finance program staff and affiliated faculty. Full-time students are required to enroll in the seminar for each one of their first two regular semesters.


The seminar is open to all mathematical finance master's degree students. All students admitted for Fall 2010 or after are required to register.


Material related to the events will be posted on Sakai and available to registered students.


Students receive satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) grades. In order to graduate, students must receive satisfactory grades for two semesters. Attendance is taken at each event eligible for seminar credit and advance registration is required. To achieve a satisfactory grade, students must attend two-thirds or more of events which the Associate Director has indicated as eligible for credit. Please refer to Sakai or Quant Careers accouncements for additional information regarding minimum attendance requirements.


Only students who have "full time" internships; which means 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, are excused from taking the Math 630 Seminar course. In those cases, their internship will count towards that semesters' Math 630 seminar requirement.