Curriculum

The MSMF is a STEM-designated program with a highly interdisciplinary curriculum. Our courses are taught by an outstanding team of faculty members and expert industry practitioners. All courses are 3 credits unless stated otherwise and not all courses are offered every semester.

MSMF Degree 

The MSMF degree consists of six core courses, one master essay course, three approved MSMF electives, and two semesters of seminars. The MSMF degree can be pursued alone without following the concentrations below.

Concentrations

The program currently offers two concentrations; Risk Management and Data Science. The concentration consists of the MSMF degree and a certificate in that area.   

1. Data Science: The analysis of large data sets has become an important task for professionals in many industries. Employers of our students increasingly request evidence of expertise in data analysis, in addition to those in mathematical finance. In response to this demand, we seek to provide MSMF students with a concentration that can be tailored to the specific needs in the area, as well as enhance their career opportunities. The list of courses will be updated regularly to reflect the industry trend as well as changes in the field of Data Science. 

 2. Risk Management: The knowledge of risk management is essential for a professional working in the financial industry. There is always a good demand for graduates with expertise in this area. In response to this demand, we seek to provide MSMF students with a concentration that can be tailored to their specific needs and will enhance their career opportunities. The list of courses will be updated regularly to reflect the industry trend as well as changes in the field of Risk Management. 

 Core Curriculum

The program requires the completion of ten (10) three-credit courses (6 required) and two semesters of the seminar course programs. 

Approved MSMF Electives

Students may select from a variety of approved electives from the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, ECE, Business. Please consult with our Senior Program Coordinator Supervisor regarding electives offered in other departments and schools before registration.