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Quantitative Finance (QF), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #116 (BCR) Bologna, Italy
The Laurea Magistralis in Quantitative Finance (QF) from the University of Bologna provides a unique opportunity for graduate study of frontier mathematical and statistical techniques applied to financial markets.
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The Laurea Magistralis in Quantitative Finance (QF) from the University of Bologna  is oriented to providing students with specific high-level specialisation in mathematical, statistical and computing techniques applied to financial and insurance markets and a full command of the tools required to:

  • assess financial and insurance assets consistently with commodity pricing;
  • measure the risk of financial products and develop risk hedging techniques using both static and dynamic optimisation tools;
  • design quantitative tools for portfolio management which are able to combine statistical information from historical sources and implied information in the current prices of financial products;
  • design quantitative procedures for assessment, replication and hedging of life and casualty insurance products, using cutting-edge financial and actuarial statistical techniques.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Probability
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial Products and Markets
  • Econometrics
  • Statistics
  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Financial mathematics
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Financial Market Regulation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    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

  • For admission to the Second Cycle Degree Programme in Quantitative Finance, candidates must have acquired knowledge of mathematics, economics, and statistics at the first-cycle graduate level.
  • Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is also subject to the possession of a 1st cycle degree in one of the following classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    23000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bologna

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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