Georgia Tech’s Master of Science in Quantitative and Computational Finance (QCF) is ranked 8th in the nation by The Financial Engineer and 10th in North America by QuantNet.
Tech’s QCF Program is a joint effort of the Scheller College of Business, School of Mathematics, and School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
QCF, sometimes known as “financial engineering” or “financial mathematics,” employs advanced mathematical models used by the financial sector to structure transactions, manage risk, and construct investment strategies.
The Financial Engineer bases its ranking on factors including admission selectivity and employment statistics. To determine its rankings, QuantNet surveys program administrators, hiring managers, and quantitative finance professionals.
QCF graduates are increasingly sought after by investment banks, hedge funds, commercial banks, consulting firms, and investment management firms, among others, says Sudheer Chava, an associate professor of finance who is director of Tech’s QCF Program. “Demand is only going to increase because finance is requiring more and more quantitative and computational skills,” Chava explains.
Competition for admittance into Tech’s 1.5-year QCF program is increasing. The 45 students who joined the program in fall 2013 (average GMAT score: 724, average GRE quant score: 167) were drawn from 653 applicants.
“We’re delighted that Georgia Tech’s reputation in this field continues to grow,” Chava says. “We offer a truly interdisciplinary program, with students learning from world-class faculty in three great schools. The quality of students we attract is very high.