學系特色 About us
Under the trend among institutions to cultivate business elites with solid quantitative and analytical background, our department started to enroll students from the science group in Joint University Programs Admissions System (JUPAS) in 1997 as the Quantitative Finance section in the Department of Economics. In 2000, the Department of Quantitative Finance was established, and the master program was established in the following year.
In 2006, Financial Risk Management Center was established under College of Technology Management, serving as a complementary with our curriculum. The admission of master program was divided into two groups, Finance and Financial Engineering in 2007, which further strengthened and consolidated our strategic themes. The MFB Program was launched in 2016, and we look forward to promote student innovation and inspiration on campus, as well as further embedding creation and expedition into our curriculum.
Despite our relatively short history, our department continues to expand our broad ranging in interests and as well as members of the professoriate faculty. Our professors are not only prominent scholars in pedagogical impact, but leading specialists in their fields of interests. The low average age of faculty also brings vibrancy to campus and incubates it to a place where the next generation of academic scholars are nurtured. Besides educating visionary business leaders, we also equip students with strong grounding in both theoretical and applied aspects of Quantitative Finance necessary to become research pioneers. For students who wish to obtain advanced degrees after graduating, it will also make them highly competitive in the challenging environment.
Distinct from traditional departments of Finance, the Department of Quantitative Finance has more emphasis on cultivating students’ mathematical knowledge and skills. Hence, other than fundamentals that underlie quantitative finance — accounting, economics, and management, our department also offers a great deal of courses on mathematics and programming.
Our core curriculum offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of quantitative finance, which exposes students adequately to the major quantitative finance disciplines of economics, mathematics, statistics and programming. We hope to help our students in conceptualizing current market trends and cultivate them into talents with multiple specialties.
Our professoriate faculty is actively engaged in national and foreign seminars to promote scholarly eminence as well as pedagogical impact. Our students may also apply for scholarships to exchange in prestigious universities for study or research in summer or during semesters.
In addition to academic excellence, a lot of our students participate in the ATCC Case Competition to design and implement their own innovative off-campus programs and have remarkable achievements. We also cooperate with high schools to promote our visions to prospective students, and every summer, our students voluntarily host QF Camps for high school students who wish to have a better understanding of our department as well as university life at large.
In 2016, our department created a new funding source to set up a scholarship for students to exchange abroad. We dedicate our sincere gratitude to alumni and the society for their generosity and enthusiasm in collaborating with us to support more students with financial constraints to pursue their dreams and broader horizons.
The increasing popularity of financial technology (FinTech) has disrupted not only traditional banking but numerous industries. It is indeed a revolution which breaks through barriers among industries, and the combination of technological advances and a strengthening collaboration has created some of the best emerging enterprise, which in result, sees a surge in demand for financial professionals with strong computational grounding. Professionalism, innovation and technology expertise have become the main focus of academy, and the key to remaining competitiveness in the dynamic business world is to choose the best education.
Faculty in our department are expected to be among the best teachers and researchers in their fields of interests, which include derivatives, Econometrics, risk management, asset pricing, financial asset securitization and corporate management. Most of our alumni choose a career in banking, insurance, securities or corporations after graduation, and our curriculum will prepare students with specialized know-how in their university years. In addition to groundbreaking courses, we offer students specialized courses in developing expertise in a concentration area of their interest. Our aim is to make every graduate of ours not only a graduate, but leaders to meet the challenges of a dynamic economy.