Master in Finance
Welcome to the web pages of the Master in Finance! We offer a two-year program that blends finance and mathematics. It is quantitative yet practical.
Ulm is an excellent place for studying finance: In a research ranking published in the German Economic Review Ulm's finance group came out second among all universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Ulm University is also ranked 8 worldwide among universities founded less than 50 years ago, according to an analysis by Times Higher Education that is based on research and teaching excellence. In a broader perspective, Ulm University improved by 57 ranks and is now ranked 135 worldwide among all universities regardless of their age, according to another analysis by Times Higher Education.
Start: winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Degree: Master of Science
Language of Instruction: English
Application: online application from January, 1 until April, 30
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Aims of the Program
The Master in Finance program provides a unique interdisciplinary education in mathematical finance to students from around the world. The program, which is taught in English, includes courses from mathematics, applied mathematics, finance and insurance.
Special attention will be given to foundations from various branches of applied mathematics (stochastics, statistics, applied and numerical analysis), which are necessary for modeling complex financial processes and products. With the help of such knowledge, students will be able to use advanced mathematical methods in order to solve practical problems. Example applications are portfolio optimization, the pricing and risk analysis of credit derivatives, asset-backed securities and insurance products, or bankruptcy prediction. Many of the offered courses focus on such applications. Students will also gain familiarity with the information system Bloomberg, which is available in the faculty’s trading room.
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Through the program, students will gain a sound understanding of cutting-edge techniques used by financial institutions, consultants, regulators and many other economic institutions. Topics of the program include valuation and hedging of derivatives, portfolio and risk management, regulatory aspects, and insurance. Graduates with a sound training in these areas are sought after on the job market.
Doctoral degree conferment ceremony
We are happy to announce that the former Master in Finance student and also former program coordinator Maximilian Franke got awarded his doctoral degree!
After his studies, Max did his PhD at the Institute of Finance. During the four years that he was working as the coordinator of the Master in Finance program, he had a lasting impact on its continuous development.
Max's research focused on market efficiency and is divided into three papers: ... Click here to read the rest of the text as well as more news.