Master of Quantitative Finance program is ranked No. 18 in North America by QuantNet

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Rutgers Business School’s Master of Quantitative Finance program is No. 18 in QuantNet’s 2015 ranking of best financial engineering programs.

The Master of Quantitative Finance wasn’t the only program at Rutgers to make it into the Top 20: Rutgers University’s master’s program in Mathematical Finance, which is offered through the School of Arts and Sciences, tied for the No. 18 spot.

The latest ranking involved 30 master programs in financial engineering, mathematical finance and quantitative finance at schools in North America. QuantNet surveyed program administrators, hiring managers and quantitative finance professionals from around the world, gathering data on student selectivity and graduate employment.

"Our program has been doing very well for many years," said Professor Yangru Wu, director of the MQF program at Rutgers Business School. He said the program’s consistent top ranking is a result of many things, including student recruitment, instructors, career services, alumni and job placement of graduating students.

"All of these things contribute to the rankings and to the success of our program," Wu said.

The Rutgers Master of Quantitative Finance program received an overall score of 77 and a peer assessment score of 2.5.

The MQF program consists of 45 credits – 30 core and 15 elective – that can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Recent graduates of the program have taken such jobs as risk managers, quant strategists, senior market risk analyst and senior quantitative analyst.

QuantNet is the largest online resource and community for students and professionals in the field of financial engineering, quantitative finance and big data analysis, and its ranking is considered the most comprehensive survey of masters programs in financial engineering and mathematical finance in North America.

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