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Georgia Tech's Master of Science in Quantitative and Computational Finance (QCF) program is a professional graduate degree that equips graduates with the technical and industry skills to propel a lifelong career in financial markets.

Our mission is to connect students with employers, recruiters and industry professionals, building a rapport to transition QCF talent into the companies who hire our students for summer internships and permanent employment.

An exceptional record of job placement for graduates continues to build on the growing career success of over 600 alumni.

QCF students are hired because:

  • The degree is rigorous: The QCF program's 12 courses demand that students develop proficiency in multiple programming languages and sophisticated mathematical modeling techniques to be used as tools in the navigation of the practical and theoretical aspects of the finance industry
  • Project based experience prepares students to solve real workplace problems using market data and requiring integrated modeling, programming and financial skillsets
  • Our program is responsive to industry needs: As regulation and innovation change the landscape of financial markets, QCF trains students for tomorrow's job market
  • Reputation: Rankings that the combination of rigor and reward the program emphasizes produces employees who are good at what they do – problem solvers, innovators, and communicators. Thirteen years of recruiting relationships and alumni network building has built a program which augment's Georgia Tech's already outstanding reputation for excellence.

The QCF program has consistently competitive acceptance rate, job placement, and academic statistics. The program is currently ranked among the top Financial Engineering programs in North America by QuantNet.

QuantNet  : #10, 2021

TFE Times: #11, 2021

Advising & Resources for Students

QCF students benefit from the individual attention of a dedicated Corporate Relations Manager who will advise you from the day of your acceptance into the program until your graduation. Your advisor will know you personally, and will help you discern and prepare for a career that amplifies your strengths.

The QCF Corporate Relations Manager also works with companies who recruit from the QCF program, helping students demonstrate the skillsets recruiters seek while helping employers find a precise match for their company's needs.

A portfolio of services and tools is at QCF student's fingertips to aid in your job search, resume and interview preparation, and career decision-making:

  • Career Development Workshop: Jump in to your career process with a "crash course" to set you in the right direction for networking, communicating your skillsets, and job searching
  • Info Sessions: Learn about companies and job opportunities directly from hiring managers, peer employees, employed alumni, and Human Resources professionals
  • Speakers Series: Develop networking and industry-specific insight from experts, senior managers, scholars, and innovators from news-making companies in the financial industry
  • Resumes: With one-on-one guidance and editing, you will learn to craft a relevant and tailored resume that matches what your potential employers seek; a Resume Book is made available to companies who recruit remotely for internship and full-time positions
  • Interview Preparation: Learn what to expect in a particular interview from the program's Career Advisor and classmates; participate in individual mock phone and in-person interviews; participate in interview workshops. Practice is the key!
  • Networking and Professional Events: Interact with professionals and QCF alumni at social events; previous collaborating organizations include the Global Association of Risk Management Professionals (GARP) and the South East Hedge Fund Association (SEHFA)
  • Career Fairs: Students have opportunity to participate in several Georgia Tech career fairs throughout the year in addition to professional association and national industry career fairs
  • Career Buzz: Identify and apply to internship and full-time job opportunities through a portal used by recruiters who target Georgia Tech and the QCF program for their specific needs
  • Optimal Interview System: Learn to see yourself as employers do using this video-based customizable interview practice system
  • Workshops: International education (Visa issues), professional etiquette, technical seminars, case interviewing, communications, language
  • Alumni: QCF alumni of all levels of seniority in the quantitative finance industry are active in identifying positions and mentoring potential candidates


GARP “GARP is very pleased to welcome Georgia Institute of Technology to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The MS in Quantitative & Computational Finance jointly offered by the Scheller College of Business, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering and the School of Mathematics is a dynamic, rigorous program. Its interdisciplinary nature affords students flexibility in crafting their educational experience across the schools, as well as ensures that its students will be well-positioned to pursue the FRM designation and to assume strategic roles within the global risk management profession."

Dr. Chris Donohue, Managing Director – Head of Research & Educational Programs, GARP

Career Results & Placements

Below is the placement information for the Fall 2021 class upon graduation on 12/17/21 

Placement at Graduation: 90%
Placement as of 3/1/22: 100%
Average First-Year Total Compensation: $127,125
Highest First-Year Total Compensation: $270,000
Average First-Year Base Salary: $101,621
Average Sign-on & Relocation: $10,360
Hiring Companies Include: DRW Holdings, EY, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Bank of America, ICE, PNC, Citigroup, Greensky, Blackrock, RQSI, Truist, McKinsey & Company, Oracle
Cities of Placement Include: New York, NY; Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA; Pittsburgh, PA; Dallas, TX
Placement at Graduation: 86%
Average First Year Total Compensation: $137,666
Highest First-Year Total Compensation: $160,000
Average First-Year Base Salary: $103,333
Average Sign-on & Relocation: $18,000
Hiring Companies Include: Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments
Cities of Placement Include: New York, Chicago, Boston
Average Total Compensation    $115,362 $109,999
Highest Total Compensation     $187,500 $160,000
Average Sign on and Relocation   $14,956
Employed   71% at graduation; 100% by 5/1/21 100%
Hiring Companies: Chicago Trading Company, Goldman Sachs, Blackrock, Fidelity Investments, Barclays, Bank of America, EY, InterContinental Exchange, JP Morgan, Morningstar
Employed   97%
*Note - Internship placement for summers of 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 - 100%

QCF students pursue careers throughout the global financial marketplace. Example job functions include:

  • Derivatives Pricing and Trading
  • Risk Management
  • Structured Products
  • Portfolio Management
  • Research
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Strategic Analysis & Modeling
  • Technical Consulting
  • Credit Reporting & Analytics

These job functions typically are for companies in financial industries including:

  • Hedge Funds
  • Financial Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Commercial Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Asset Management
  • Insurance
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Government & Regulation
The QCF network of alumni and companies that recruited from the program extends to (partial list):
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC
  • AQR Capital
  • Axioma Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays Capital
  • Bayview Asset Management
  • BB&T
  • BBVA Compass
  • Bloomberg LP
  • BNP Paribas
  • Capital One
  • Citadel Investment Group
  • Citigroup
  • Corporate Advisory Associates
  • Covenant Capital Management
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • eVestment
  • FactSet Research Systems
  • Fannie Mae
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC Bank North America
  • VOYA (ING)
  • InterContinental Exchange, Inc
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • McKinley Capital Management
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MSCI
  • Nielsen Company
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • SAS
  • Securities & Exchange Commission 
  • SunTrust
  • UBS