Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

M.S. in Quantitative Finance

Unique Program Features

Offered through Hofstra’s Department of Finance, with course offerings from the Departments of Mathematics and Information Technology and Quantitative Methods the Master of Science in Quantitative  Finance offers advanced instruction to students with  a quantitative background. These students gain a strong conceptual understanding of financial theory and analytical techniques. An emphasis is placed on applying the foundation to analyze and develop analytical and quantitative solutions to contemporary financial problems.

The MS in Quantitative Finance is designed to equip finance professionals who have strong quantitative skills with the background in financial theory required for positive positions in financial and operational risk management, derivative product development, investment banking and asset management.

Students in the MSQF program will benefit from finance faculty described in the Princeton Review as “cutting edge” and will fully utilize the resources of the academic Trading Room of the Zarb School of Business. This facility at Hofstra University is the only academic Trading Room in the U.S. with 34 Bloomberg Professional terminals.

The Trading Room offers MSQF students the ability to access and analyze a vast array of financial and economic data, apply analytical methods, conduct interactive trading simulations, and develop contemporary financial models. Resources available for MSQF students include industry standard databases and analytical applications such as Bloomberg Professional, Datastream, CRSP, Research Insight, and FinancialCAD.

Graduates earning as M.S. in Quantitative Finance 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 market place.