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Quantitative Finance

Quants are The Rocket Scientists of Wall Street” – Tristan Yates (2017)

Yeshiva University’s Specialization in Quantitative Finance is your opportunity to dive headfirst into the world of quantitative finance, mathematical modeling, financial econometrics, and data science. What sets Yeshiva’s Specialization in Quantitative Finance 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.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

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


Investment firms, commercial banks, mortgage companies, and real estate trusts are aggressively seeking Quant 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. The demand for Quants continues to grow, especially in major cities such as New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney. 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.

Recent Employers
  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg
  • Morgan Stanley
  • BlackRock
  • Royal Bank of Canada
Future Doctoral Study

Several MQE graduates have continued on to PhD programs at prestigious program such as University of Rochester and the Toulouse School of Economics. We will help you through the PhD admissions process.

The Yeshiva Difference
  • Real-world experience with opportunities for internships and fieldwork.
  • Top-notch research and industry faculty.
  • One-on-one executive coaching.
  • Small classes, where you’ll get to know everyone by name.
  • Convenient Midtown Manhattan location surrounded by NYC’s leading bluechips and startups.
  • YU is an academic powerhouse, ranked a Top 100 University by US News and World Report
Who Should Apply?

The specialization in Quantitative Finance is ideal for those with backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, economics, finance, science, or related fields. Fill out the quick form on this page to speak with an admissions counselor, or contact us toll-free at 1-833-241-4723 or katzgrad@yu.edu. If you’re ready to get started, APPLY NOW!