Finance Academy

Kick off the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management with a two-week boot camp session where you’ll set the groundwork for the rest of the program. Complete the first four courses of your degree, meet and mingle with peers from other finance master’s programs, and place yourself at the same starting line as your classmates.

  • Takes place in August before the semester begins.
  • Complete four credits over the course of two weeks.
  • Includes Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Derivative Markets, and Fixed Income courses.

10-Month Full-Time

Timeline & Schedule

Fall semester (August)

Courses are held in-person. Students will take courses at Alter Hall on Temple University’s Main Campus.

Full-time students take day and evening courses on weekdays; part-time students take evening courses on weekdays.

Prepare for FRM Exam Parts I and II through a curriculum that meets FRM learning objectives and includes dedicated modules and study packages. Classes end with time to study for each part of the exam.

Curriculum

Finance Academy (August)
FIN 5602 Corporate Finance (1 credit)FIN 5604 Derivative Markets (1 credit)
FIN 5603 Financial Accounting (1 credit)FIN 5605 Fixed Income (1 credit)
Fall I (Aug-Sep)Fall II (Oct-Nov)Spring I (Jan-Feb)Spring II (Mar – May)
FIN 5675 Professional Development (1 credit)FIN 5601 Financial Technology (1 credit)FIN 5631 Financial Time Series (1.5 credits)FIN 5638 Behavioral Finance (1.5 credits)


FIN 5612 Asset Pricing (1.5 credits)FIN 5615 Data Science in Finance (1.5 credits)FIN 5632 Investment Management (1.5 credits)

FIN 5622 Machine Learning in Finance (1.5 credits)


FIN 5613 Derivative Valuation (1.5 credits)FIN 5623 Risk Measurement (1.5 credits)FIN 5637 Applied Corp. Finance (1.5 credits)

FIN 5647 Financial Reporting & Analysis (1.5 credits)


FIN 5618 Corporate Value Management (1.5 credits)FIN 5627 Financial Econometrics (1.5 credits)FIN 5648 Quantitative Portfolios (1.5 credits)

FIN 5672 Financial Analysis II (1.5 credits)

FIN 5671 Financial Analysis I (1.5 credits)FIN 5628 Global Economy (1.5 credits)Optional: June CFA® Level II
Optional: December CFA® Level I

22-Month Full-Time

Timeline & Schedule

Fall semester (August)

Courses are held in-person. Students will take courses at Alter Hall on Temple University’s Main Campus.

Full-time students take day and evening courses on weekdays; part-time students take evening courses on weekdays.

Prepare for FRM Exam Parts I and II through a curriculum that meets FRM learning objectives and includes dedicated modules and study packages. Classes end with time to study for each part of the exam.

Curriculum

Year One

Finance Academy (August)
FIN 5604 Derivative Markets (1 credit)FIN 5607 Stochastic Calculus (1 credit)
Fall I (Sep-Oct)Fall II (Oct-Dec)Spring I (Jan-Feb)Spring II (Mar – May)
FIN 5675 Professional Development (1 credit)

FIN 5615 Data Science in Finance (1.5 credits)


FIN 5631 Financial Time Series (1.5 credits)

FIN 5622 Machine Learning in Finance (1.5 credits)


FIN 5612 Asset Pricing (1.5 credits)

FIN 5627 Financial Econometrics (1.5 credits)


FIN 5634 Stochastic Volatility (1.5 credits)

FIN 5646 Frontiers in Quantitative Finance (1.5 credits)


FIN 5614 Continuous Time Finance (1.5 credits)

FIN 5648 Quantitative Portfolios (1.5 credits)

FIN 5673 Fin. Risk Management I (1.5 credits)


Year Two

Finance Academy (August)
FIN 5602 Corporate Finance (1 credit)FIN 5605 Fixed Income (1 credit)
Fall I (Sep-Oct)Fall II (Oct-Dec)Spring I (Jan-Feb)Spring II (Mar – May)
FIN 5601 Financial Technology (1 credit)FIN 5624 Numerical Methods (1.5 credits)
FIN 5639 Quant Risk Modeling (1.5 credits)

FIN 5649 Enterprise Risk Management (1.5 credits)

FIN 5619 Quant Fixed Income (1.5 credits)FIN 5629 Value at Risk (1.5 credits)
Optional: May FRM Part II

FIN 5674 Financial Risk Management II (1.5 credits)Optional: Nov FRM Part I

22-Month Part-Time

Timeline & Schedule

Fall semester (August)

Students on the part-time track will complete the program in 22 months.

Courses are held in-person. Students will take courses at Alter Hall on Temple University’s Main Campus.

Part-time students take evening weekday courses.

Prepare for FRM Exam Parts I and II through a curriculum that meets FRM learning objectives and includes dedicated modules and study packages. Classes end with time to study for each part of the exam.

Curriculum

Year One

Finance Academy (August)
FIN 5604 Derivative Markets (1 credit)FIN 5607 Stochastic Calculus (1 credit)
Fall I (Aug-Sep)Fall II (Oct-Nov)Spring I (Jan-Feb)Spring II (Mar – May)
FIN 5675 Professional Development (1 credit)

FIN 5615 Data Science in Finance (1.5 credits)


FIN 5631 Financial Time Series (1.5 credits)

FIN 5622 Machine Learning in Finance (1.5 credits)


FIN 5612 Asset Pricing (1.5 credits)

FIN 5627 Financial Econometrics (1.5 credits)


FIN 5634 Stochastic Volatility (1.5 credits)

FIN 5646 Frontiers in Quantitative Finance (1.5 credits)


FIN 5614 Continuous Time Finance (1.5 credits)





Year Two

Finance Academy (August)
FIN 5602 Corporate Finance (1 credit)FIN 5605 Fixed Income (1 credit)
Fall I (Aug-Sep)Fall II (Oct-Nov)Spring I (Jan-Feb)Spring II (Mar – May)
FIN 5601 Financial Technology (1 credit)FIN 5624 Numerical Methods (1.5 credits)
FIN 5639 Quant Risk Modeling (1.5 credits)

FIN 5649 Enterprise Risk Management (1.5 credits)

FIN 5619 Quant Fixed Income (1.5 credits)FIN 5629 Value at Risk (1.5 credits)
FIN 5648 Quantitative Portfolios (1.5 credits)

FIN 5674 Fin. Risk Management II (1.5 credits)



FIN 5673 Financial Risk Management I (1.5 credits)Optional: Nov FRM Part I
Optional: May FRM Part II