Student Groups

Measure. Analyze. Understand.

Academic Programs


BS/BA Mathematics-Actuarial Science Specialization

Actuarial scientists use mathematics, statistics, computer programming and finance to analyze the financial consequences of insurance risk and loss protection. 


Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM)

“Quants” use advanced mathematical modeling, statistics and computer science to analyze financial markets, price derivatives, manage risk, and support Fintech operations.

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Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance (FQF) Certificate 

Our certificate program gives students the mathematical foundation, coding skills and domain knowledge to stay relevant in the increasingly quantitative field of finance.


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Top-notch faculty and alumni network

MCFAM students benefit from faculty and industry practitioners with extensive industry expertise in risk analytics, data science and opportunity optimization within finance and related domains.   In addition to collaborating with students on research projects, instructors give students an “inside” view of what is happening in the field today. Students can also tap into a highly supportive alumni network always ready to connect with new generations of students.

MFM Workshop

Real-world experiences and connections

From financial mathematics modeling workshops to actuarial case competitions, our students have numerous opportunities to get experience working on the latest industry projects and problems—and making valuable connections. The University of Minnesota Actuary Club hosts one of the largest Actuarial Career Fairs in the Upper Midwest.