• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance from Singapore Management University offers participants a unique learning journey in the realm of pricing & hedging, risk analytics & management, and quantitative trading & investment.

Participants can choose to embark on either the Singapore-based track or the International track. The former will lead to a master’s degree from SMU, while the latter, a joint master’s degree from SMU and Cass Business School.

With both schools situated in the heart of the two financial hubs of the world, there are ample opportunities for a new generation of quant professionals to make a difference in the financial industry. In addition to providing students with an international perspective of global financial markets and instruments, course contents are also customised to take into account the characteristics of Asian milieu. A unique feature of our MQF is the exposure to many opportunities to design and implement quantitative trading strategies.

Mission & Programme Goal

The mission of the MQF programme is to produce high-quality professionals who will be highly sought after by global and regional banks, quantitative hedge funds, asset management companies, as well as regulators in Singapore.

As the global financial industry is getting more sophisticated in risk management, product innovation, and proprietary trading, the demand for quantitative finance professionals is on the rise.

Career Opportunities

  • Quantitative Strategist or Modeller
  • Structurer
  • Derivatives Trader
  • Risk Manager
  • Fund Manager
  • Financial Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Mathematics for Quantitative Professionals
  • Asset Pricing
  • Derivatives
  • Econometrics of Financial Markets
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Numerical Methods
  • Programming and Computational Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate bachelor's degree (in any field with some level of mathematical rigour)
  • A good GMAT/GRE Score 
  • SMU track - A good TOEFL/IELTS score is required if your degree was not taught in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28938 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    28944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28938 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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