M.S. in Mathematical Finance Increases to No. 12 Ranking in US

#12 Financial Engineering Program in the Nation
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
M.S. in Math Finance soars to its highest ranking ever, according to TFE Times

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program has once again been named among the top-ranked programs in the nation, ranking No. 12 in the TFE Times’ 2021 Master of Financial Engineering program rankings.

Over the past six years, the M.S. in Math Finance program has increased steadily in the rankings, rising eight slots since 2016, according to TFE Times.

“UNC Charlotte’s M.S. in Mathematical Finance is proud to be a leader among financial engineering programs in the country,” said Dr. Yufeng Han, M.S. in Math Finance program director. “This ranking places us among elite institutions and demonstrates the quality of our quantitative graduate programs. Our graduates know that the future of financial engineering is a necessity in our data-driven world.”

Over the last three years, 95% of M.S. in Math Finance alumni are employed within three months of graduation, according to First Destination Survey data. The growth of the program’s success is a testament to the exceptional faculty, combined with a customizable interdisciplinary approach, Han said.

As the second-largest banking center in the United States, Charlotte relies on the Belk College of Business to supply talent and insights — new financial technology — that drives the region’s economy. As a STEM-designated program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College and the Mathematics and Statistics Department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the program excels as an emerging field in one of the top AACSB accredited business schools in North Carolina.

The TFE Times rankings, one of several Belk College national rankings, are the most comprehensive for graduate financial engineering, financial mathematics, quantitative finance, computational finance and mathematical finance programs in the country. The rankings are calculated based on several components, including average test scores, starting salaries, undergraduate GPA, acceptance rates and graduate employment rates.

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The Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte has been driving business for more than 50 years. Established in 1970, the college offers outstanding business education programs at the undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and executive levels. The Belk College is one of the Carolinas’ largest business schools, with more than 4,600 students, over 100 full-time faculty, and more than 33,000 alumni. Accredited by AACSB International, the college is committed to building strong partnerships in the greater Charlotte region and beyond as North Carolina's urban research business school. Learn more about how the Belk College is driving business at belkcollege.charlotte.edu, and on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Learn more about investor and real estate developer, Jane Wu '07 M.S. in Mathematical Finance. Wu is the 2020 Belk College Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient.