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Quantitative Finance

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Career Prospects

"I have been part of the first cohort of students of the Master in Quantitative Finance. The program equipped me with a great deal of quantitative skills and spurred my interest in conducting research. I greatly benefitted from the involvement of faculty members and from their advices. Today, when I look back, I am deeply thankful for the opportunities this program gave me in initiating an academic career."

Florian Nagler, Assistant Professor of Finance, Bocconi University

Graduates of the Master Quantitative Finance are qualified to be tomorrow's experts in the increasingly complex world of finance, e.g. in:

  • asset management

  • credit and market risk management

  • treasury and trading

  • financial engineering

  • research and technical analysis

  • corporate finance

Graduates also qualify for a relevant Doctoral or PhD program. Students who want to pursue an academic career are strongly encouraged to choose the Science Track to be well qualified.

Qualification profile

What employers say

“The OeNB also promotes knowledge and understanding among the general public and decision makers and supports research in Austria. Collaborations with universities - such as the one with the Master in Quantitative Finance and WU - are intensive and productive and an excellent contribution to mastering our challenges.”

Gerhard Winkler, Deputy Head of Credit Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

“WU’s Master in Quantitative Finance offers an optimal program design that combines well-founded academic qualifications in computing, statistics, and mathematics with a specialization related to the challenges faced by the modern financial industry. By learning how to develop and apply quantitative methods and models and gaining knowledge in the fields of credit and market risk management, graduates become well-equipped for future challenges in financial markets.”

Hannes Mösenbacher, Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG

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