The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business offers two premier finance master's programs -- the Master in Finance and the Master in Quantitative Finance.

The STEM-eligible MQF program serves a growing need in the finance industry for professionals with sophisticated quantitative and computational skills. MQF alumni go on to careers in: money management, financial research, risk management, hedge fund management, and financial market regulation.

Learn from the Smith School's world-class faculty, who deliver a state of the art curriculum that will develop your skills with financial models, data analytics, asset management, risk management and corporate finance.

Experiential learning through consulting projects or student-run funds allows you to partner with industry to apply what you learn, in real time. Smith's dedicated, experienced team of career advisers provides active assistance to students seeking internships, and our students go on to work for globally recognized employers.

Complete your studies in one or two years just outside the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. -- ranked one of the best places to live in America by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.

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Location
The region is rich in unparalleled professional opportunity, smart people and jobs, and diverse cultural and recreational resources
Smith’s MQF opens doors to sought-after employers the world over
Curriculum
Get solid grounding in financial markets, institutions and decisions, plus cutting-edge quantitative modeling and programming skills
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