Why is this subject for you?
You have an interest in quantitative finance. You want a career in areas such as trading, quantitative portfolio management, data analytics, risk management and academia. You want to learn through doing
Studying quantitative finance looks at how mathematical, programming and statistical tools are used in the real world for the analysis and modelling of financial data.
The programme will equip students with the cutting-edge quantitative and computational techniques and strategies utilised by leading financial firms and will prepare students for future careers in a quantitative finance, trading or more general finance environment. The course aims to bridge the gap between quantitative models and financial decision making. Many modules focus on learning through simulation based teaching.
Many classes are held in the Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions. Students also learn through using UpTick and Oxyor simulations and through programming and modelling using Matlab and R. The Trading Room allows for an interactive and exciting learning environment which brings textbook theory to life.
The programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. It aligns with the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) - the core knowledge, skills, and abilities that are generally accepted and applied by investment professionals throughout the world.
Trading and Investment Club
Students can join the Trading and Investment Club, a student run organisation which aims to educate its members on trading and investing through guest speakers, competitions and educational seminars.
Student Managed Fund
Students are expected to join the Student Managed Fund where they will have a unique opportunity to manage real money. Queens Management School is one of only a handful of universities in the UK and Ireland to offer this experience which is a game changer when it comes to graduate employability.
Industry Focused Dissertations
The top students at the end of the second semester will have the option of choosing an industry focused dissertation in partnership with a local employer. This is a unique opportunity to engage with a financial firm and work with them to investigate a current empirical problem. Also those students who have been managing real money in the SMF will have the opportunity to develop their experience into an industry focused dissertation.