Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management, M.S.

FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Learn more about the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management.

About the Program

Through the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management, students build industry-matched knowledge and skills across the fields of financial analysis, data science, quantitative modeling, and risk management. Combining the benefits of Temple’s specialized Financial Analysis M.S. and Quantitative Finance and Risk Management M.S. programs, the M.S. in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management offers a unique curriculum that supports pursuing both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam Levels I through III and the Financial Risk Management (FRM) Exam Parts I and II during graduate study. 

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location: Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: Full-time students are able to complete the Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management M.S. degree program in 22 months, while part-time students can complete the program in three years.

Affiliation(s): Research interests of Fox faculty are supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout the Fox School and Temple University.

Accreditation: The M.S. in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Job Prospects: The Fox Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) provides students with career coaching and professional development resources that support the job search. Graduates develop industry-matched skills in finance that distinguish them for employment with accounting firms, commercial banks, consulting companies, financial technology firms, government and regulatory agencies, hedge funds, insurance companies, investment banks, and investment management companies.  

Non-Matriculated Student PolicyStudents are not allowed to take classes under non-matriculated status.

Financing Opportunities: Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are considered domestic students and are typically eligible for federal student loans and alternative loans through private lenders. The Fox School grants 5% tuition scholarships to alumni who are admitted to the program. 

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall:

  • December 15 – Early Admissions Deadline
  • March 1 – Scholarship Deadline and International Deadline
  • June 30 – Final Deadline

Spring:

  • June 30 – Scholarship Deadline and International Deadline
  • November 1 – Final Deadline

Applications are reviewed as they are received and can sometimes be considered after the deadline.

APPLY ONLINE to this Fox graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2

From Whom: Academic and/or professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are accepted.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants must demonstrate completion of coursework in Finance and multivariate calculus (Calculus 3) with a grade of "B" or better earned. 

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: The equivalent of a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college is required. For three-year degrees, mark sheets must be evaluated by WES or another NACES organization.

Statement of Goals: Essay prompts can be found in the online application portal.

Standardized Test Scores:
GRE/GMAT: Scores may be requested based on the applicant's academic and/or professional background. Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are required to submit valid GMAT or GRE test scores. Consult an admissions advisor with any questions.

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree in a country where the language of instruction is English, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:

  • TOEFL iBT: 90
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • Duolingo: 110
  • PTE Academic: 68

Resume: Current resume or CV is required.

Transfer Credit: Transfer credit is not accepted for the Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management M.S. degree.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 43

Required Courses:1

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
Finance Academy, August 
FIN 5602Corporate Finance1
FIN 5603Financial Accounting1
FIN 5604Derivative Markets1
FIN 5605Fixed Income1
Fall Term 
FIN 5601Financial Technology0.5
FIN 5612Asset Pricing1.5
FIN 5615Data Science in Finance1.5
FIN 5618Corporate Value Management1.5
FIN 5627Financial Econometrics1.5
FIN 5628Global Economy1.5
FIN 5671Financial Analysis I1.5
FIN 5675Professional Development1
 Term Credit Hours14.5
Spring
FIN 5632Investment Management1.5
FIN 5637Applied Corporate Finance1.5
FIN 5638Behavioral Finance1.5
FIN 5647Financial Reporting & Analysis1.5
FIN 5648Quantitative Portfolios1.5
FIN 5672Financial Analysis II1.5
 Term Credit Hours9
Year 2
Fall
Finance Academy, August 
FIN 5607Stochastic Calculus & Finance1
Fall Term 
FIN 5601Financial Technology0.5
FIN 5614Continuous Time Finance1.5
FIN 5619Quant Fixed Income1.5
FIN 5624Numerical Methods1.5
FIN 5629Value at Risk1.5
FIN 5673Financial Risk Management I1.5
 Term Credit Hours9
Spring
FIN 5622Machine Learning in Finance1.5
FIN 5631Financial Time Series1.5
FIN 5634Stochastic Volatility1.5
FIN 5639Quantitative Risk Modeling1.5
FIN 5646Frontiers in Quantitative Finance1.5
FIN 5649Enterprise Risk Management1.5
FIN 5674Financial Risk Management II1.5
 Term Credit Hours10.5
 Total Credit Hours: 43

Culminating Event: Successful completion of coursework is required to earn the M.S. in Financial Analysis and Quantitative Risk Management.

Contacts

Program Web Address:

https://www.temple.edu/academics/degree-programs/financial-analysis-and-quantitative-risk-management-ms-bu-faqr-ms

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

foxinfo@temple.edu

215-204-5890

215-204-7678

Fax: 215-204-1632

Submission Address for Application Materials:

https://foxgraduate.force.com/ERx_Forms__Portal_Register?type=fox

Department Contacts:

Academic Director:

John Soss, CFA, FRM

jsoss@temple.edu

215-204-8453

Specialized Master’s Programs Coordinator:

Rachel Carr

Associate Director for Specialized Master’s Programs

foxms@temple.edu

215-204-7678