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Quantitative Finance

Specialization in Quantitative Finance

30 credits | Master of Science | Full time | On Campus | Day and Evening Classes

Yeshiva University’s specialization in quantitative finance, based in New York City, is your opportunity to master mathematical modeling, financial econometrics and data science. What sets Yeshiva University apart from traditional quantitative finance degrees is its home in the MS in Quantitative Economics (MQE). As a student in both programs, you’ll graduate with a solid grounding in the theoretical and practical economic foundations that shape global economies and markets.

The demand for quants continues to grow, especially in major cities, such as New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. Investment firms, commercial banks, mortgage companies and real estate trusts are aggressively seeking quants who can translate financial phenomena into sophisticated statistical models and validate them using state-of-the-art data science methods. Quants partner with their firms’ finance and investment teams on portfolio analysis, asset pricing, trading models, market development, risk modeling, and more. Yeshiva’s MQE degree with a specialization in quantitative finance prepares you for the best jobs in the field, including financial analyst, quantitative modeler, econometrician, portfolio risk analyst, and financial data analyst. 

Jobs for financial analysts are expected to grow by 5% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and the median salary for a financial analyst was $81,590 in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average salary for a quantitative modeler is $111,528; econometrician, $95,135; and portfolio risk analyst, $85,909. Generous scholarships and financial aid are available for a limited time. Come to New York City to study and network with the best.

Gain industry experience in major companies, startups and YU’s Innovation Lab through internships in the heart of Manhattan and elsewhere in New York that count toward your degree. Read more on the curriculum page or speak with an advisor.

The Specialization in Quantitative Finance is part of the STEM-approved MQE degree. International students may be eligible for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The program also offers several opportunities for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

  • Top-notch research and industry faculty.
  • Career support and professional networking opportunities.
  • Small classes where you’ll get to know everyone by name.
  • Opportunities to gain industry experience through internships and fieldwork.