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What will I learn?

Quantitative Finance is a multidisciplinary honours-track programme that combines mathematics, finance and computing with a practical orientation that is designed for high-calibre students who wish to become professionals in the finance industry. The explosive growth of computer technology, globalisation, and theoretical advances in finance and mathematics have resulted in quantitative methods playing an increasingly important role in the financial services industry and the economy as a whole. New mathematical and computational methods have transformed the investment process and the financial industry. Today banks, investment firms, and insurance companies turn to technological innovation to gain competitive advantage. Sophisticated mathematical models are used to support investment decisions, to develop and price new securities and innovative products or to manage risk. Hence there is an increasing demand from the industry for persons with a high level of quantitative and analytical skills.

Programme Structure and Curriculum Rationale

The programme is conducted jointly by the Faculty of Science, NUS Business School and School of Computing. The curriculum is multidisciplinary with coverage in the following areas:

Mathematical Theory and Tools
Statistical Tools
Computing Theory and Techniques
Financial Theory and Principles
Core Financial Product Knowledge

The Quantitative Finance course enables students to have an integrated overview of how mathematical methods and computing techniques are applied to finance. With rapid developments of new financial products requiring quantitative skills, the curriculum also provides students with solid financial product knowledge and the know-how for creating new structured financial products.

Career Prospects

Career opportunities are available in financial institutions such as banks, securities firms, insurance companies, investment companies, IT firms that support the financial institutions and multinationals. Graduates could find jobs in financial product development and pricing, risk management, derivatives pricing, hedging and trading, quantitative modelling, IT support for derivatives trading and risk management, investment decision support, quantitative portfolio management and asset management and wealth management.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$17,550.00 (9,90,966) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Faculty of Science

Block S16, Level 9,

6 Science Drive 2,

117546, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have completed a high school. English Language Requirements: EL1119 minimum acceptable score C6; IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET-200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based.

For international students

Applicants should have completed a high school.

English Language Requirement: Applicants may present any of the following to fulfill the English Language requirement: IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET – 200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based; EL1119 - C6.


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