Carnegie Mellon University
August 02, 2015

MSCF Earns No.1 Ranking Among Financial Engineering Programs for Third Consecutive Time

For the third time, the Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) program at Carnegie Mellon University was awarded the top position in the 2015 QuantNet rankings of financial engineering programs. 

Recognized as the most comprehensive ranking of master’s programs in financial engineering and mathematical finance in North America, QuantNet’s methodology includes a survey of hiring managers, corporate recruiters and professionals from financial institutions. 

“Earning the top ranking for the past three polls is a testament to the strength of the MSCF network,” said Rick Bryant, executive director of the MSCF program. “Our faculty, administrators and alumni never stop working for our students and this program.”  

This year, 30 master’s programs in North America were surveyed on admissions, placements and career services information. The rankings were based on a weighted average of employer surveys, placement success and student selectivity. 

“We work hard to attract bright and highly motivated students who can meet the demands of the increasingly quantitative and computational financial markets,” said Bryant. “Our commitment to dedicated facultyrelevant curriculum and a full-service career center – matched with the success of students in their careers – continues to increase the reputation of our program.”  

In addition to the No. 1 ranking, MSCF shared the No. 3 spot with Baruch College and Columbia University for financial engineering programs with the best employment outcomes.  

More than 50 of the world’s largest financial services firms recruit from the MSCF program. With nearly 1,200 alumni working in the quantitative finance industry, 80 percent of MSCF students accept full-time positions within three months of graduation.

MSCF is a joint program between the Tepper School of Business, the Mathematical Sciences Department, the Department of Statistics and the Heinz College. Learn more about the MSCF program at Carnegie Mellon.