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University of Chicago
Degree:Master of Science in Financial Mathematics (M.S.F.M.)
Program Description:The University of Chicago’s M.S.F.M. program offers an integrated program of theoretical and applied mathematics and practical applications to derivatives pricing and the management of financial assets.
Program Age:12 years
Term:15 courses, 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time
Placement:Graduates are hired by hedge funds, exchanges, banks, insurance companies, etc.
Director:Niels O. Nygaard. Nygaard has been a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Chicago since 1982. Prior to joining the University of Chicago he taught at Princeton University. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT. Nygaard has been director of the financial mathematics program since its inception in 1996.
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