Each year, dozens of talented students begin their studies in our Master of Science in Computational Finance and Risk Management (MS-CFRM) degree program. 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.
Our campus students are available for full-time internships following their first year, and typically graduate in December of their second year. Online students are typically working professionals, but there are a number throughout the US and overseas who may also be seeking internship opportunities.
Value of CFRM
Offered through the top-ranked UW Department of Applied Mathematics, students in the CFRM program gain rigorous mathematical and statistical foundations in quantitative finance and choose a specialization, including risk management or computing. MS-CFRM courses go beyond the academic level and provide valuable real-world experience in-part through finance industry professionals serving as affiliate instructors.
A unique feature of the CFRM 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
Resume Books and General Information
Prospective employers who are interested in speaking with a representative of the Computational Finance & Risk Management program should contact us. Each year, we compile a book of resumes for our on-campus students, which we are happy to provide for your review upon request.
Posting an Opportunity
We are glad to post an internship or full-time opportunity specifically to our CFRM students and can work with you to identify the best-qualified students. Please contact us to forward a copy of the job description and the information on how to apply.
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 CFRM program directly if you wish to set up interviews with students in the Computational Finance & Risk Management program.
Interviewing Off Campus
For firms without an office in the greater Seattle area, we can help arrange temporary office space or work with you on the logistics of getting our students to your office anywhere in the continental US, or referring online students who may reside near your office location.
For More Information
Please contact Matt Austin (maust [at] uw.edu; 206.543.1533) directly to discuss.