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Quantitative Finance

The Quantitative Finance concentration is a STEM finance program within the Babson MBA. With a heavy focus on programming and financial modeling, you will develop the skills needed to analyze financial markets. 

Quantitative Finance concentrators typically go into careers in the financial services industry. It is a STEM finance program, meaning students graduating with a Quantitative Finance concentration may be eligible for 36 months of OPT vs. 12 months for students in non-STEM degree programs.

Credit Requirements for Quantitative Finance Concentration (12 credits)

Requirement A

  • FIN7550 Derivatives: Theory and Practice, 3 credits

Requirement B

At least two electives from the following list:
  • FIN7513 Fixed Income, 3 credits
  • FIN7518 Managing Portfolios, 3 credits
  • FIN7545 Financial Trading Strategies, 3 credits
  • FIN6200 Financial Data Analysis and Practice, 3 credits

Requirement C

Choose one elective from the following list, or a third elective from the list above. 
  • FIN7504 Risk Management, 3 credits
  • FIN7573 Investment Banking and Financial Modeling, 3 credits
  • ECN7520 Economic and Financial Forecasting, 3 credits
  • ECN7510 Financial Macroeconomic Data Analysis, 3 credits
  • QTM7571 Business Intelligence, Analytics, & Visualization, 3 credits

Class offerings change and new classes are added; all courses may not be listed here. 

Additional Information

For more information on the Graduate Quantitative Finance concentration requirements, coursework, or career paths, please email Associate Professor Jerome Taillard or Professor Michael Goldstein


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