The Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program at UNC Charlotte is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in finance. Increasingly firms of all types, but especially financial institutions, investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, investment funds, commodity firms, regulatory agencies and rating agencies, among many others, rely upon highly sophisticated finance models and tools to identify, measure, manage and hedge risk. The advent of these models has triggered the emergence of a new discipline, Mathematical Finance. This new discipline, sometimes also referred to as “financial engineering,” “computational finance,” or “quantitative finance,” requires professionals with extensive skills in both finance and mathematics.
The Mathematical Finance program at UNC Charlotte is a joint program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business and the Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In addition, faculty members from the College of Computing and Informatics and the Department of Business Information Systems & Operations Management in the Belk College of Business are involved in teaching several concentration courses. The program also invites highly experienced executives from the Charlotte-area to teach several concentration courses.