NC State’s Financial Math Program’s Quantnet Rankings are up!

We are pleased to announce that NC State's Financial Math Program's Quantnet Rankings have improved as the program continues to grow and succeed. In it's 14th year, the MFM program has expanded and advanced into a well-respected graduate program sought out by students from all over the world. Currently, the program is ranked #18 in the list of top programs.

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NC State's Financial Math Program also made the list of top 10 employment outcomes.
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And was listed as most improved.
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We are grateful for our students, alumni, faculty, employers and advocates who all contribute to the program's progress!

Quantnet Rankings

Where is NC State on the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Quantnet rankings? Great question. Summer of 2013, we were busy making enhancements to the program by adding a Director of Career Services position and planning our 10 year anniversary and alumni event. With those distractions we neglected to submit our data to the Quantnet survey. Due to this mistake, we were not listed for 2013-2014 and the most recent list.

We want ensure you that the Financial Math program is going strong with 100% placement for our December 2014 graduates. NC State University is ranked 4th in the United States for best value for high academic standard and low tuition. We believe the Financial Math program is #1 best value out of all Masters of Financial Math programs.

We are proud to say we have 100% placement for internships and high-paying full-time jobs for graduates (within three months of graduation). Current students participate in leadership roles as Career Ambassadors, engage in job-shadowing and networking events, and have the opportunity to gain more knowledge through specialized professional workshops.

We were ranked 19th in 2011-2012, and we are confident you will see NC State's Financial Math program back on the Quantnet ranking list for 2015-2016!

In the meantime, you will find us in the top 25 for the Financial Engineer rankings.

Test drive the Quantitative Finance BETA site from Stack Exchange

Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for finance professionals and academics. This website http://quant.stackexchange.com/ covers questions on real-life problems you face such as:

  • securities valuation
  • risk modeling
  • market microstructure
  • portfolio management
  • financial engineering
  • econometrics

And this is not a discussion forum...Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange is all about answers. Pretty straight forward- Ask a question, get an answer! Great resource to check out while it is in BETA.

Other resources for Quantitative Finance:

1. Wilmott.com

Wilmott.com is a quantitative financial portal created by Paul Wilmott. One can find job postings, technical articles, up-to-date news, and other useful resources.

http://www.wilmott.com/

2. QuantStart

QuantStart is a personal website discussing Algorithmic Trading strategy research, development, backtesting and implementation. The author behind this website once worked in a hedge fund as a quantitative trading developer in London. Therefore, his articles are very practical. There are several articles on career development, which are very useful for those unfamiliar with the industry.

http://www.quantstart.com/

3. QuantLib

The QuantLib project is aimed at providing a comprehensive software framework for quantitative finance. QuantLib is a free/open-source library for modeling, trading, and risk management in real-life. It is written in C++ with a clean object model, and is then exported to different languages such as C#, Objective Caml, Java, Perl, Python, GNU R, Ruby, and Scheme.

http://quantlib.org/

4. Yahoo Finance

You can get free stock quotes, option prices, up to date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, message boards, and mortgage rates from here.

http://finance.yahoo.com/

5. Data and Charts of U.S. Department of the Treasury

Great resource to find all kinds of interest rates related with the U.S. treasury.

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/Pages/index.aspx

6. QuantNet

It is a leading resource on Financial Engineering education and news, but the main focus is education. Quantnet provides detail information about Financial Engineering programs in North America.

https://www.quantnet.com/

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By- Xiaohong Chen, Financial Math Intern, May 2015 Graduate