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■數理頭腦+財金專業 科技整合新趨勢

國內資本市場將全面開放,但金融實務界亟需的高級財金專業人才卻相當欠缺。專家指出,財金專業加上嚴謹的數理思惟訓練,將是西元兩千年最炙手可熱的專業人才。不僅在台北金融商圈,甚至在美國華爾街,都將最為搶手。

過去十年來,數理人才已成為華爾街身價最高的搶手貨,在知名投資銀行的研發部門中,理工背景出身的人士達三分之二以上。國外眾多衍生性商品操縱失利的例子,許多都是商品一開始設計的定價就有失誤,這也可以說明數理人才對當代金融業的重要性。

身為高素質的財務管理人才,不但經濟學與財務金融學本身的訓練要好,包括衍生性金融商品(如期貨、認購權證)定價分析大量資料以評估風險、金融商品創新與金融科技相關領域等,更需要具備非常好的數理與統計根底。美國麻省理工學院、芝加哥大學及賓大華頓學院等美國一流商業教育學府,近年來都發展出綜合經濟、財務和統計等學科整合的課程,希望培養出具有堅實計量分析基礎的頂尖商業人才,此一風潮已蔚為美國財經學界的最新趨勢。

有鑑於此一可能導引未來財經學界重要趨勢已然形成,本系於八十六年加入大學聯招第二類組的招生,即是希望吸引有數理頭腦的年輕學子加入,為台灣培養高科技財經學養的人才,作人力資源的紮根工作,使我們亞太金融中心的夢想能更向前一步!

 

Gradually, Taiwan’s domestic capital market has opened and has become further integrated, notwithstanding, there is still a high deficiency of senior financial professionals in current markets. Experts have indicated that students with financial expertise and rigorous mathematical training will be highly sought after in financial industries. Therefore, they may expect to set foot on not merely the financial district of Taipei but Wall Street. 

 

Over the past decade, Wall Street has craved for people with mathematical expertise. Currently, more than two-thirds of the staff in the R&D departments of prominent investment banks have graduated from mathematics-related majors. Increasingly, failed cases in markets are due to mispriced derivatives and mathematical inaccuracies. There’s no doubt that math expertise bears its significance in modern financial industries.

 

Top financial management specialties not only requires a good training in economics and finance, including derivatives (e.g., futures, warrants) pricing, big-data analytics, risk valuation, financial instrument innovation and financial technology, but requires a good grasp of knowledge in mathematics and statistics. Prestigious universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School have offered integrated curriculum combining economics, finance, and statistics to cultivate business elites with solid quantitative and analytical background, which has become an unmistakable trend among institutions.

 

Under the trend, our department started to enroll students from the science group in Joint University Programs Admissions System (JUPAS) in 1997, with the intention of attracting students with a high interest in mathematics. We continue to place our commitment to cultivating more innovative talents and strive to serve as the drive of Taiwan towards becoming Asia's Top Financial Hub.