Finance: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Quantitative

1 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
bachelor degree
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A challenging programme for quantitative finance students
Do you want to be challenged by the complexities of modern financial markets? Are you interested in quantitative modelling applied to finance? Then the selective Duisenberg Honours programme in Quantitative Risk Management may be the option you are looking for. The programme is part of the MSc Finance programme and focuses on quantitative techniques and their application in finance. During your studies, you develop a thorough understanding of financial risks and models, fully preparing yourself to apply what you learned to the complex problems faced by today’s financial industry. The programme offers you an integrated curriculum based on its three core disciplines: finance, econometrics and mathematics.

For honours students with a corporate rather than a quantitative interest, see the Duisenberg Honours programme in Financial Markets and Regulation in the MSc Business Administration programme.

The programme
Tackle quantitative problems in Finance, Risk Management and Investments
The Duisenberg Honours Programme in Quantitative Risk Management is a challenging 90-credit programme that lasts 12 months. It fully prepares you to apply modern scientific methodology to the challenges faced by the modern financial world. It does so by offering you an integrated curriculum for the three core disciplines in this field: finance, econometrics and mathematics.

You will learn the financial theories behind financial markets and price formation, and how to map this knowledge into profitable investment strategies. You will become conversant with the various ways to assess risks and the methods and products that can mitigate those risks. You will also build an extensive, advanced toolkit for applying existing models or for building and applying your own models to financial data.

You will also gain practical skills by setting up a research project, gathering and processing the relevant data, conducting the research and testing research hypotheses, and by presenting a solid and credible research product verbally and in writing. Finally, throughout the curriculum you participate in a number of career services workshops to help you fully prepare for the job market.
Your prospects
Your qualification as a graduate in quantitative risk management is a valuable asset in today’s job market, even more so after the financial crisis and subsequent drastic changes in the financial sector. New regulatory developments such as Basel III and Solvency II have led financial institutions to reassess their operations and to pay more attention than ever to managing their risks and developing better models. There is a shortage of good, communicative quants in the finance industry at the moment, both in The Netherlands and abroad.

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Request up to five programs and select which information you wish to receive. After sending the request, you will get an email with a download link for your pdf brochure.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Graduate School of Economics and Business
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The Netherlands

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Tel +31 20 59 88739

Floris Korbee
Tel + 31 (0)20 598 3944

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