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The Masters of Science in Computational Finance program is focused on the use of quantitative methods and information technology in the field of finance. Our students most often pursue careers in derivatives trading and trading support, risk management, structured products, quantitative portfolio management and analytics. A strong quantitative background is required of all our students entering the program. Most, but not all, have prior work experience. Students matriculate in the fall semester, complete the fall and spring semesters and pursue a summer internship from May through August. Following their summer internship, students return to campus (either Pittsburgh or New York) to complete their final semester and graduate in December.
The MSCF program was the first of its kind, begun in 1994. Though we now have many competitors, we continue to be regarded by many as the best quantitative finance program in the world. This is in large part due to our unique joint-venture structure through which we are able to bring faculty from four colleges (Tepper School of Business, the Mathematical Sciences Department, the Department of Statistics and the The Heinz College) on campus, each teaching from their area of research interest. The strong collaboration between these four schools is at the core of our success, allowing us to offer a rigorous and cohesive set of twenty-five courses designed for the specific and exclusive purpose of educating students in computational finance.
The MSCF program is three semesters long. Students matriculate in the fall semester, complete the fall and spring semesters and pursue a summer internship from May through August. Following their summer internship, students return to campus (either Pittsburgh or New York) to complete their final semester and graduate in December.
Click here to obtain an electronic copy of the December 2012-13 MSCF Graduating Resume Book (revised 5-3-13). This Book includes the resumes of our not-yet-committed December '12 full-time and May '13 part-time graduates and employment statistics from December '11.
Click here to obtain an electronic copy of the Summer 2013 MSCF Summer Internship Resume Book (revised 5-3-13). This Book includes the resumes of our students seeking Summer 2013 internships and internship employment statistics from Summer 2012.
*Please contact Lynn Urso by email or at (412) 268-1311 for password access.
The MSCF summer internship is an excellent means for our students to combine theory with practice. While the employer gains quality assistance for the summer, the student is able to broaden his background and hone newly acquired skills. Internships not only give you an opportunity to evaluate a candidate before committing to a permanent hire but also add to your workplace presence and serve as your best emissaries when pleased with their internship experience.
Internships can begin in mid-May and continue through late August but should generally be 10-12 weeks in length. The internship stands on its own; there is no obligation to make a permanent job offer. However, many of the students choose to return to their internship firm when offers are made.
The Summer of 2012 is the ninth year the MSCF program has offered a summer internship for its students. In 2010, 2011, and 2012, 100% of those seeking summer internships found opportunities.