UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program has once again been named among the top 20 programs in the nation, ranking No. 18 in the TFE Times’ 2017 Master of Financial Engineering Program Rankings.
This is an increase from the previous No. 20 ranking for the Mathematical Finance program, which currently enrolls more than 90 students. The TFE Times’ rankings are the most comprehensive rankings for graduate financial engineering, financial mathematics, quantitative finance, computational finance and mathematical finance programs in the United States. The rankings are calculated based on a series of factors, including average GRE scores, starting salaries, undergraduate GPA, acceptance rates, and the number of employed graduates.
“We are very proud that our Mathematical Finance program has again been recognized as one of the best in the nation,” said Dr. Jennifer Troyer, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs of the Belk College of Business. “Graduates of this interdisciplinary program are bringing added value to the global financial services industry. This recognition is reflective of their success and the competitiveness of this program, which we have built in partnership with leading corporations in the region.”
Located in the second largest financial center in the U.S., UNC Charlotte’s Mathematical Finance program is a joint program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Graduates of the M.S. in Mathematical Finance program with previous employment gained an average $25,201 in salary and have an average salary of $93,407. Ninety percent of domestic students were employed or in graduate school within six to nine months after graduation. Recent alumni work for companies such as Bank of America, the Federal Reserve Bank, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, TIAA and Wells Fargo Securities, to name a few.
For information on the UNC Charlotte Mathematical Finance program, visit mathfinance.uncc.edu.
For more information about The Financial Engineer Times, the ranking and the methodology, visit thefinancialengineer.net/rankings.