Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions

If you are strong in mathematics and statistics, and have an interest in programming, MSCF could be your path to a highly rewarding career in quantitative finance. Acceptance into our program will require the following:

  • Strong academic performance in a depth of mathematics and probability coursework
  • Experience with C or C++ programming
  • A strong interest in a career in the quantitative finance field

Candidates are required to have completed the following pre-requisite coursework:

  • Calculus I and II
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra
  • Calculus-based probability
  • C or C++ programming

While academics are an important part of the admissions process, you must also demonstrate fluent written and oral communication skills; have the ability to work as part of a team and be able to articulate your interest in the financial markets.