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 2017 (its 50th anniversary) Ulm University was 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 another 6 ranks and is now ranked 149 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.
Risk Management Roundup in Hirschegg
Together with members of the Institutes of Finance and Strategic Management and Finance, the second year Master's students went to Hirschegg (Austria) for the Risk Management Roundup Seminar. The students presented and discussed risk management topics such as value-at-risk methods, unethical behavior in the industry and the effects of credit manager incentives on credit quality.
One of the highlights of the trip was a torch hike to Eberlehof, where students and members of the Institutes ended the day together.