Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science
Risk management through the lens of quantitative models
If you are interested in mathematics and finance and you want to learn how to use mathematics and statistics to solve real financial and actuarial problems, the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science is the program for you.
The Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science takes the critical field of risk management as its central theme, examined through the lens of quantitative models. Taught by the leading international academics of Tilburg University, content reflects the forefront of world developments in which:
- Investors weigh risks against returns;
- insurers limit their risks by calculating the appropriate premiums;
- option traders balance their books by calculating the sensitivities of their positions with respect to the relevant risk factors.
Delve into these challenging worlds of continuous time finance, empirical applications, and the actuarial sciences of risk theory and asset liability management - giving you a tool-kit of highly practical skills you can apply throughout your entire financial career.
The Master's program in Quantitative
Finance and Actuarial Science offers you:
- The best preparation for a career in the arena
With a Tilburg University Master's degree recognized for its combined academic rigour and industry relevance.
- Great career prospects
The Master’s program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science is one of the programs with the best career prospects. Graduates find work easily, often before graduation, and they earn above average. They work as, for instance, risk management consultants, actuaries or investment analysts. More about the excellent career prospects.
- Customized learning
With a wide range of optional electives available including the possibility to follow courses from the Master's program in Finance or to customize your degree with a specialization in Pensions, Aging and Retirement.
- The possibility to become a fully qualified actuary
After graduation you are eligible to apply for the part-time Executive Master in Actuarial Science offered by TIAS Business School and the Dutch Actuarial Institute.
- Teaching by leading international academics
Giving you a tool-kit of highly practical skills you can apply throughout your entire financial career.
Finance and Actuarial Science in short
|Start||End of August and end of January|
|Duration||One year. More about the courses and program structure|
|Title||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Best preparatory Bachelor’s programs||Econometrics and Operations Research. More about the admission requirements and application procedure|
|Pre-Master's program||Yes, for university graduates only|
|After graduation||Large financial institutions, banks and trading houses, pension funds and insurance companies, consultancy agencies, central banks and other regulators, corporate treasuries, PhD track. More about the career prospects|
|Rankings||#1 in the Netherlands - 'Keuzegids Masters 2015' (Independent Dutch Magazine)|
|#1 in the Netherlands and #10 in Europe in Economics & Econometrics - QS World University Rankings|
|#1 in it's field according to Elsevier Best Studies|
|#18 in the world in Economics and Business - Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016|