The Financial Mathematics Professional Master of Science program will equip you with the quantitative and technology skills, knowledge, and experience that investment management firms, insurance companies, hedge funds, and financial technology developers are looking for.

Launched in 2001, our program has an annual enrollment of about 30 students and provides a well-rounded and flexible program of study. You will gain a strong mathematical foundation in probability and random processes, extensive domain knowledge in quantitative finance from arbitrage theory to computational methods, and expertise in portfolio management from fixed income analysis to risk management. Your studies will be complemented by finance courses taken at the WPI School of Business, as well as electives in data science, information technology, and computer science. You will apply your skills through intense project work and an internship drawn from real-life problems at local financial firms.

Starting Salary

WPI Graduates:

  • Bachelor's: N/A
  • Master's: $61,000
  • PhD: N/A

Average National Starting Salary reported by the NACE Salary Survey: $65,249 (Finance)

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Companies That Have Hired WPI Financial Math Majors

  • Chevron
  • Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
  • Intralot
  • Xinrun Finanalysis

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Sample Job Titles

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Quantitative Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Personal Financial Advisor

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Sample Graduate Schools

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

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Examples of MQPs

  • A Model for Stock Pricing
  • Mathematical Modeling for Undergraduates
  • Planetary Formation

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Popular Industries for Financial Math Majors

  • Corporate and Public Finance
  • Banking
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Government

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