About the programme
The master's programme in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences is designed to develop in-depth knowledge and specific skills in asset management, risk management, and actuarial sciences for future employees in the financial industry. The programme's goal is to acquaint the students with specific features of the finance and insurance industry. As part of core courses and specific track courses, students learn the basics of quantitative finance, actuarial sciences, the insurance industry, econometric analysis, and modelling. Given the programme’s methodological demands and level of difficulty, adequate prior knowledge of mathematics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics is required. Students demonstrate this by passing exams and fulfilling requirements in the relevant courses or holding a recognized undergraduate degree.
The double degree master's programme in Banking & Finance and Economics at the Stockholm Business School as well as ample student exchange opportunities with some of the very best European schools allow for a high level of internationalisation. Several top foreign lecturers and guest lecturers from practice bring novel developments in quantitative finance and actuarial science to students and help them connect the theoretical perspectives with practice. This ensures outstanding employment opportunities for programme graduates in the highly globalized financial sector.
Knowledge and skills acquired by taking this programme:
After completing this applied study programme, you will be able to tackle practical and demanding challenges of actuarial sciences, financial asset management and financial risk management. The ability to adapt complex analytical and model-based approaches to the current problems in finance has become an increasingly important competitive advantage and the quality that is expected of those looking for positions in financial industry and regulatory agencies.