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Quantitative Risk Management (MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance)

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The Quantitative Risk Management track in the MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance provides an excellent grounding for your career as a risk manager. This track is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master’s in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance.

Why choose Quantitative Risk Management?

  1. You can tailor the programme to your interests and ambitions, with track-specific courses and electives.
  2. You will be lectured by professors and professionals working in the industry. You will learn all about today's techniques, theories and insights in the risk management field.
  3. After graduation, you will have a solid preparation to become a highly sought-after (quantitative) risk management professional at e.g. insurance companies, regulatory authorities or ministries.
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Help financial institutions deal with risks

How does a financial institution deal with financial uncertainty, liabilities, IT security threats and data-related risks? Risk management is all about identifying, assessing and controlling such threats to an organisation's capital and earnings. Since especially digital developments are moving increasingly fast, the field of risk management keeps bringing you interesting challenges to sink your teeth into.

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Lecturers leading in their field

Your lecturers will be industry experts and leading researchers who conduct world-class research in the field. They are enthusiastic about introducing you to the latest developments and their theories on how to deal with new challenges in the risk management field.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's programme in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance/Quantitative Risk Management track have excellent job prospects for positions at:

  • all (big) firms in the actuarial and financial industry
  • large investment and retail banks (ABN AMRO, ING)
  • regulatory authorities (AFM, DNB)
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Is Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance for you?

Do you recognise yourself in the following criteria? Then you are eligible to apply for the programme.

  • You have sufficient background knowledge of mathematics and a solid grasp of statistics. Including some knowledge of econometrics.
  • You have taken courses covering investment and portfolio theory.
  • You hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Actuarial Science, Econometrics, Operations Research or in another quantitative field such as Mathematics, Statistics or Physics.
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'A safe environment to work and perform best'

Vu Ha Anh Pham: 'The programme is intellectually interesting. I had the flexibility to design my schedule to work around the assignment and was free in picking my groupmate when doing coursework.'

Explore all MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance tracks

Quantitative Risk Management is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance.

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Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66411
Location Roeterseiland campus