Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (MSMF)
The 17-month, full-time, 36 credit Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (MSMF) program focuses on the crux of mathematical concepts that led to the development of the Black-Scholes option pricing method and have grown recently into a universal tool for creating effective investment strategies and risk-analysis.
A distinguishing characteristic of the MSMF is the careful integration of certain practical domains of mathematics with an in-depth study of the theory and practice of modern finance. Our view of the field of mathematical finance (MF) has always been that “mathematical” modifies “finance” and that understanding the nature of the Brownian motion, however instrumental, does not amount to an understanding of finance. Therefore, this program focuses on the unique field of mathematical finance rather than treating mathematics and finance as separate entities.
In addition to a comprehensive curriculum, you will have an opportunity to complete a two-month summer internship, allowing you to put your newly developed skills to the test. The internship adds real-world experience to your resume and helps you expand your network, making you more attractive to potential employers.
As a student at Boston University, you will have numerous opportunities to connect with alumni of the Math Finance program. In addition, you will have access to our extensive network of more than 45,000 Questrom School of Business alumni, as well as the 300,000 alumni of the entire University.