Currently there are 43 talented students enrolled between two full-time cohorts in the University of Washington Master of Science in Computational Finance and Risk Management (MS-CF&RM) degree program with another 44 enrolled part-time. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and from multiple countries and arrive with strong academic records in disciplines such as applied mathematics, economics, physics, statistics, computer science and electrical engineering.
Value of CF&RM
Offered through the top-ranked UW Department of Applied Mathematics, students in the CF&RM program gain rigorous mathematical and statistical foundations in quantitative finance and choose a specialization, including risk management or computing. MS-CompFin courses go beyond the academic level and provide valuable real-world experience through finance industry professionals serving as affiliate instructors.
A unique feature of the CompFin program is the extensive use of the open source R programming language and modeling methods in many of the courses. Use of R is rapidly increasing in the finance industry (see for example the many presentations at www.rinfinance.com during the past few years). In depth training in the use of R gives our students the ability to draw on the rapidly growing number of R finance packages to quickly implement standard and cutting edge quantitative finance methods in a new job environment.
Reaching our Students
Posting an Opportunity
We are glad to post an internship or full-time opportunity specifically to our CF&RM students and can work with you to identify the best-qualified students. Please forward a copy of the job description and the information on how to apply. This will be posted internally for interested candidates to review and respond.
Employers who wish to post position more broadly across the UW campus should contact the UW Career Center.
Interviewing On Campus
Visiting the UW campus is the best method to meet many of our students at once. Please contact either the UW Career Center or the Department of Applied Mathematics (banderson at amath.washington.edu) if you wish to set up interviews with students in the Computational Finance & Risk Management program.
Interviewing Off Campus
For firms in the greater Seattle area it is possible for students to travel for meetings at your office. If you are outside of Seattle we would be glad to work with you on scheduling for our campus students. There are also online students who participate in the program who reside throughout the US, so it is possible there is one in your home city.
2013 Recruiting Calendar
Some full-time students in 2011-2012 cohort expect to graduate at the end of Winter quarter 2013.
January 7: Instruction begins
March 18-22: Final examination week
April 1: Instruction begins
June 10-14: Final examination week
Most students in 2012-2013 cohort are available for summer internships between June 10 and September 23.
Contact Us and/or Resume Book Request
Prospective employers who are interested in speaking with a representative of the Computational Finance & Risk Management Program should contact Bill Anderson at 206-221-1378.
If you wish to receive a resume book of CF&RM students, please send a request to banderson @ amath.washington.edu and include your name, company name, and telephone contact.