Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance (FQF)
What is the FQF?
The FQF is a great way to explore the field of quantitative finance. This 2-semester post baccalaureate certificate helps you build the mathematical foundation, coding skills and domain knowledge necessary in today's increasingly quantitative field of Finance. The FQF can also be a stepping stone on your journey to a master’s degree, if you choose to transition to our Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) program.
The FQF provides the building blocks in mathematics and programming you need to be ready for today’s increasingly technical field of finance and related areas. It can also be a great stepping stone to the MFM. All FQF courses are held in the evenings. Learn more about curriculum.
When you enter the program you will become part of a supportive, caring community of students, alumni, faculty and advisors. This community helps you thrive in the MFM and long after, over the lifetime of your career. Learn more about our supportive community.
Strong Career Support
Benefit from a career workshop and one-on-one advising with our career advisor. Gain insight and explore the right types of jobs to fit your own unique interests and profile within quantitative finance/related domains. Learn more about our career support.
FQF by the Numbers
Many FQF students transition seamlessly to the MFM program, ranked 17 out of 100 programs in North America
Students moving to the MFM enjoy strong placement rates - over 92% in the past three years.
The 15-credit FQF includes 9 credits of MFM courses, which transfer with students who move into the MFM