Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions

If you have a strong background in mathematics and statistics, and have facility in programming, MSCF could be your path to a highly rewarding career in quantitative finance. We are seeking candidates who possess:

  • Strong academic performance in a depth of mathematics and probability coursework
  • Experience with an object-oriented programming language
  • A keen interest in a career in the quantitative finance field
  • Solid written and oral communication skills

Typical candidates will meet the following basic academic requirements:

  • Calculus I and II
  • Linear algebra
  • Calculus-based probability
  • One course in an object-oriented programming language such as C++, Python, Java or C#

Additional coursework in any of these topics may strengthen the application; however, candidates deficient in one of these areas will also still be considered provided proper remediation is completed in advance of matriculation, should an offer of admission be extended.

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.