Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management

Build industry-matched knowledge and skills across the fields of financial analysis, quantitative modeling and risk management with the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Combining the benefits of Temple’s financial analysis program and its quantitative finance and risk management program, the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management offers a unique curriculum that supports pursuing both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam Levels I through III and the Financial Risk Management (FRM) Exam Parts I and II during your graduate studies.

The Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management MS leads to diverse career opportunities, developing traditional investment banking, investment management and financial risk management expertise. Learn to analyze evolving global business opportunities and specialized financial products, and gain insight into risk management best practices, including

  • corporate value management,
  • derivative valuation,
  • enterprise risk management,
  • investment management,
  • leveraged buyout (LBO) and merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction analysis,
  • machine learning in finance,
  • numerical valuation methods and
  • quantitative fixed income modeling.

Perhaps the only program of its kind, the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management accounts for both the CFA and FRM body of knowledge with interdisciplinary studies in

  • behavioral finance,
  • computational programming,
  • continuous time finance,
  • corporate finance,
  • data science for finance,
  • econometric and time series analysis,
  • financial risk management,
  • global markets,
  • investment management, and
  • numerical methods.

Through one-on-one advising and career coaching, dedicated professional development seminars and access to resources through the renowned Center for Student Professional Development, you’ll shape a unique professional future, tailored specifically to your long-term career goals.

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Specialized Master's in Finance Programs

Temple offers a suite of graduate programs dedicated to producing the next generation of finance professionals. Apart from the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management, Fox also offers the following finance-related programs.

Your Path to CFA and FRM

The CFA certification offered by the independent CFA Institute is among the highest distinctions in the investment management profession. The FRM certification, offered by the independent Global Association of Risk Professionals, also ranks among the most highly regarded professional designations for finance professionals.

To prepare students for the CFA and FRM exams, the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management program offers

  • classes that end prior to exam dates for concentrated study time;
  • dedicated modules and industry study packages to support taking the complete CFA Exam Levels I through III during your graduate studies; and
  • dedicated modules and industry study packages to support taking the complete FRM Exam Parts I and II during your graduate studies.

Demonstrate your unique professional expertise and gain a competitive advantage in your career by pursuing both the CFA and FRM designations.

Classes & Curriculum

An innovative curriculum structure featuring one- to 1.5-credit classes offers the opportunity to sit for multiple CFA and FRM exams during your program. Full-time students are able to complete the program in 22 months, while part-time students can graduate in three years.

Courses you will take as part of the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management program include

  • Applied Corporate Finance,
  • Behavioral Finance,
  • Investment Management,
  • Machine Learning in Finance,
  • Numerical Methods,
  • Quantitative Portfolios,
  • Stochastic Volatility and
  • Value at Risk.

Learn more about required courses within the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management program.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,114.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,114.00 per credit

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