Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science
Reach your intellectual potential in one of management's most challenging roles
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.
Risk management through the lens of quantitative models
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. Delve into the 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.
A Tilburg University Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science offers:
- 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.
- Customised learning with a wide range of optional electives available including the possibility to follow courses from the Master's program in Finance or to customise your degree with a specialisation in Pensions, Aging and Retirement.
- The possibility for students, who completed the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science and continue in the insurance and pensions industry, to make use of the part-time Executive Master in Actuarial Science offered by TiasNimbas and the Dutch Actuarial Institute. This is a part-time program that leads to the degree of fully qualified actuary (Actuaris AG).
Research-Based Learning; Teaching at Tilburg University is research-based and research-driven. This means you will learn how to conduct research and how to apply it. You will be provided with the skills and attitude needed to work independently and think analytically - important skills for your future career.
- Expansive career opportunities in a broad array of directions. Our students go on to pursue successful careers everywhere from large financial institutions to regulating institutions (central banks).
There are two start dates available for this Master's program: end of August and end of January.