Quantitative Finance (graduate programme, 2 years)
Become a Risk Manager, Financial Engineer or Financial Products Developer.
Study the 12th best program in the world according to the 2021 Eduniversal TOP 100 Best Masters in Financial Markets.
The Quantitative Finance program is offered by the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw - the best economic institution in Poland According to the latest RePec ranking - Research Papers in Economics. The Faculty is also among 3% of the best scientific institutions in Europe. Moreover, the Faculty’s academic staff are leading researchers - 20% of the best polish economists (150 people) are researchers from the Faculty of Economic Sciences, and one of the professors is among 1% of the best economists in the world (RePec 2021).
Why study the Quantitative Finance program?
The Quantitative Finance program is a two-year graduate program, run entirely in English.
The basic advantage of the Quantitative Finance Program at University of Warsaw is the shift from the general concepts of modern finance to focus on the theme of quantitative finance, which is essential in any advanced approach to modeling financial markets.
Quantitative Finance domain is in recent years rapidly evolving due to unprecedented changes in both technology and financial markets. As financial securities become increasingly complex, demand has grown steadily for people who not only understand the complex mathematical models that price these securities, but who are also able apply and enhance them to generate profits and reduce risk.
These individuals are known as quantitative analysts, or simply quants. They are and will be in high demand for the foreseeable future, mostly due to their strong technical skills and challenging nature of the work, which is often described as mixture of mathematics, finance and computer skills.
The additional advantage of this concept is their uniqueness on the Polish educational market, based on what the students have the upper hand from the start. There is no similar program on any other Polish university.
Moreover, the program helps to develop necessary programming skills:
- C++ for high-frequency trading applications
- R for statistical analysis, data processing and forecasting
- VBA and integrated Excel solutions to enhance trading tools
- Monte Carlo techniques to quick and real-time derivatives pricing
Quantitative Finance curriculum was designed to provide prospective students the ability to prepare for taking highly recognized financial exams: CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) administered by CFA Institute, Securities Broker administered by Polish Financial Supervision Authority, Investment Adviser administered by Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
The education program is prepared to connect the theoretical knowledge with its practical applications. However, most of the courses will include these two approaches simultaneously:
- Theoretical introduction (describing models and theories) and
- Practical applications of these theories in the world of finance, which help the students to gain practical insights into the process of implementation of specific models and techniques on the capital market.
The program offered by the Faculty of Economic Sciences is intended to help students acquire necessary skills and prepare them for a wide range of career opportunities inside and outside of the financial industry.
Details available on the program’s website: https://www.wne.uw.edu.pl/en/candidates/quantitative-finance/
Every candidate holding a BA/undergraduate degree (or master diploma) is eligible to participate in the admission procedure.
10th August- 13th September 2022 (TBC)
Internet Registration for Candidates: https://irk.uw.edu.pl/en-gb/offer/PELNE2021/field/P_FI/