Financial Mathematics

What is Financial Mathematics

Whether you call it “financial mathematics” or “computational finance” (or even “mathematical finance,” “quantitative finance” or “financial engineering”—all common monikers), financial mathematics is the engineering discipline that quantifies and facilitates much of our modern global markets’ interplay. Without the sophisticated approaches enabled by the development of financial mathematics over the past quarter of a century, global financial agents would be unable to create and package capital products and services into the instruments that are so vital to the course of world-wide capital allocation, investment, and risk transfer.

Why Hopkins

Our financial mathematics master’s program will provide you a solid foundation in applied mathematics—and give you the computational and quantitative skills to succeed in the finance industry. You will be taught and mentored by world-class faculty in the Department of Applied Mathematics and other departments at the Whiting School of Engineering. Students also have the opportunity to take classes from the Carey Business School the Krieger School of Arts and Science’s Department of Economics.

Many students take advantage of our combined bachelor’s/master’s program, which gives students the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree (in Applied Mathematics and Statistics or Economics, for example) while pursuing master's degree in Applied Mathematics or Financial Mathematics.