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Date: Mar 12, 2007
HOFSTRA OFFERS NEW MS IN QUANTITATIVE FINANCEHofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra's Frank G. Zarb School of Business this fall will offer a Master of Science degree in Quantitative Finance to meet the rising interest in measuring, managing and controlling financial and operational risk.
The degree is offered at a time when the field of finance has moved towards more sophisticated and highly quantitative methods to enhance our understanding and ability to measure and control a myriad of risks in our highly volatile economic environment.
"The demand for professionals with strong quantitative skills and knowledge of financial theory and markets has grown," said Nancy White, chair of Zarb's Department of Finance. "A Master of Science in Quantitative Finance will provide students who have a sophisticated mathematical background the opportunity to apply their skills to analyze and develop quantitative solutions to contemporary financial problems."
Students will gain a strong conceptual understanding of financial theory and analytical techniques. An emphasis will be placed on applying this foundation to analyze and develop analytical and quantitative solutions to contemporary financial problems. The MSQF is designed to equip finance professionals who have strong quantitative skills with the background in financial theory required for positions in financial and operational risk management, derivative product development, investment banking and asset management. Graduates will have the skills needed to analyze large historical and real-time financial data and develop analytical and quantitative financial models, thereby having a competitive edge in the marketplace
Students in the MSQF program will benefit from a finance faculty described in the Princeton Review as "cutting edge" and the resources of the academic Trading Room of the Zarb School of Business, the only academic Trading Room in the country with 34 Bloomberg Professional terminals.
For more information contact the Zarb School of Business, Department of Finance at 516-463-5698, e-mail the department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the Web site at www.hofstra.edu/msqf.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students find their edge to succeed in more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 23 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.