Introduction


1. OVERVIEW

The QCF master program is the result of an Agreement of joint effort between John von Neumann Institute - Vietnam National University-HCM and USTH, offering graduate students, local and international the possibility to acquire professional competency in the finance sector with quantitative and computational tools. The purpose of the present Agreement is to transfer the JVN’s Master Program in Quantitative and Computational Finance (QCF) as a part of USTH’s education programs, starting from the academic year 2017-2018.

This program is designed for students with background in Finance as well as in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, the entire Master of Science in Quantitative and Computational Finance (MS QCF) will be delivered in English by highly qualified professionals and academia from the most prestigious institutions in the world such as City Group, Goldman Sachs, Société Générale, BNP-Parisbas, Morgan Stanley, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Paris, Vietnam National University-HCM, etc.


The curriculum of Master QCF is designed to equip the attendees with knowledge and experiences to become skillful professionals in quantitative techniques for the banking and insurance sectors. There has been a sharp increase both in demands from the Capital Markets area (Front Offices in Trading rooms) as well as from the Risk Management side. Traditionally, competencies in QCF are particularly important to become traders.

For the purpose of the current Agreement, cooperation between USTH and JVN may include student exchange program, researchers and faculty members; the transfer of the curriculums; the exchange of scientific and scholar publications; the joint organization of symposia, seminars and conferences as well as the development of teaching program joint research programs and projects.

 

2. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS COURSE

  • A flexible studying time
  • A strong foundation of quantitative skills for complex mathematical modeling
  • Computational skills to implement these models using multiple statistical techniques and programming languages
  • A solid, practical understanding of Finance theory and institutional details
  • Lecturers with expertise and international reputation
  • Scientific courses are completely in English
  • International standardized environment (faculty, students, laboraty)
  • Large selection of internship offers

 

3. JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The QCF program professionally focuses on preparing you for a practical career. You will learn useful skills in structuring transactions, risk management, constructing investment strategies, and analyzing analytical data. 

After graduation, students can follow the path of a researcher (doctoral student), or become experts in finance (risk management, derivatives, insurance, etc.).

 

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