The Fox Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management delivers a curriculum that develops expertise in cutting-edge financial modeling and transaction analysis. Benefit from an immersive 22-month experience with additional time for internship opportunities, exam preparation, and professional networking while still meeting full-time credit requirements. Dedicated FRM Exam modules, industry study packages, and a credit-bearing professional development course will help you prepare for your future in finance. Specific questions about courses or the program’s curriculum? Get answers from a member of the graduate finance programs department.

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Courses in Our Program

Full-Time (22 Months)

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)
FIN 5675 Professional Development (1 credit) FIN 5615 Data Science in Finance (1.5 credits)
FIN 5612 Asset Pricing (1.5 credits) FIN 5627 Financial Econometrics (1.5 credits)
FIN 5614 Continuous Time Finance (1.5 credits)
Spring I (Jan-Feb) Spring II (Mar-May)
FIN 5631 Financial Time Series (1.5 credits) FIN 5622 Machine Learning in Finance (1.5 credits)
FIN 5634 Stochastic Volatility (1.5 credits) FIN 5646 Frontiers in Quantitative 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)
FIN 5601 Financial Technology (1 credit) FIN 5624 Numerical Methods (1.5 credits)
FIN 5619 Quant Fixed Income (1.5 credits) FIN 5629 Value at Risk (1.5 credits)
FIN 5674 Financial Risk Management II (1.5 credits)
Optional: Nov FRM Part I
Spring I (Jan-Feb) Spring II (Mar-May)
FIN 5639 Quant Risk Modeling (1.5 credits) FIN 5649 Enterprise Risk Management (1.5 credits)
Optional: May FRM Part II

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.

Timeline & Schedule

The Fox Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management offers both full-time and part-time options for degree completion, with flexible timelines for either option.

Program Start
Fall semester (August)

Program Duration

Course Format
Courses are held in-person. Students on the full-time track will take courses at Alter Hall on Temple University’s Main Campus.

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

FRM Exam Prep
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.

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Alec Wizar
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Office: Alter Hall 701K

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