Master of Quantitative Finance

Master of Quantitative Finance
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The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business offers two premier finance masters 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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Master of Finance (U.S.)
Financial Times, 2018
  • Our People


    60,000+ Alumni Worldwide

    820 Specialty Masters Students

    200 Top-ranked Faculty

  • MQF Top Faculty
    Top-Ranked Finance Faculty

    The Financial Times consistently ranks Smith among the nation’s best in intellectual capital, a testament to our faculty’s thought leadership in the business world.

    Professor Albert "Pete" Kyle is co-creator of an entire field of finance research – market microstructure – which focuses on how the structures of markets affect their performance. 

    Professor Liu Yang researches theoretical and empirical corporate finance in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, labor economics, and financial institutions.

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
Get solid grounding in financial markets, institutions and decisions, plus cutting-edge quantitative modeling and programming skills
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