Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
1/26/2017University of Maryland College Park
Proposal
MastersQuantitative Finance5/18/2017
Quantitative Finance Program Description
The Masters in Quantitative (MQF) is a professional degree for students wishing to pursue careers in money management, financial research, risk management, and financial market regulation. Core courses provide excellent fundamentals in the economic, statistical, and mathematical models used in the finance industry, and elective courses will allow students the flexibility to become specialists within these career paths. This program addresses a growing need in the finance industry for professionals with sophisticated quantitative and computational skills needed for the areas such as securities pricing, institutional risk management, and hedge fund management.