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MSc in Quantitative Finance (MQF)




What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MQF) by coursework is a full-time programme to be completed within 12 months. It caters to a need identified by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) - to groom a critical mass of specialists in quantitative finance, which is the objective underlying the second phase of MAS's Finance Scholarship Programme.

Mission and Programme Goal:

The mission of the MQF programme is to produce high-quality professionals who will be highly sought after by global and regional banks, quantitative hedge funds, asset management companies, as well as regulators in Singapore.

As the global financial industry is getting more sophisticated in risk management, product innovation, and proprietary trading, the demand for quantitative finance professionals is on the rise.

Our MQF programme is positioned to flourish with this rising trend.

Participants can pursue their master studies in two ways: (1) The Singapore-Based Track, or (2) The International Track.

For both tracks, the same core courses and programme fees apply.


Participants will take all their courses at SMU (Singapore) and obtain an SMU MQF Degree.

This is the preferred path for those who are already working in Singapore or who are unable to spend four months in London at the international track. On top of being Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European for Management Development Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accredited, the Lee Kong Chian School of Business is also highly ranked for its research productivity, teaching effectiveness, graduate employability and international reputation.


Participants will take their Term 1 and Term 4 courses at SMU (Singapore), and Term 2 and Term 3 courses at Cass Business School (London, UK), and graduate with a Joint MQF degree from both institutions.

Which department am I in?

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
SG$50,760.00 (31,12,201) per year
Registration Fee: SG $500 (incl. GST)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 August 2023


Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Singapore Management University,

50 Stamford Road,

178899, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Good undergraduate degree. A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test. TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

For international students

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance programme welcomes all applicants who meet the following criteria for admissions:

  • An undergraduate bachelor's degree (in any field with some level of mathematical rigour)
  • A good GMAT/GRE or SMU Admission Test Score (GMAT institution code F8D-7V-97)*
  • SMU track - A good TOEFL/IELTS score is required if your degree was not taught in English (Applicants with TOEFL >90 and IELTS >6.5 are typically shortlisted for an interview.)
  • International track - An IELTS score of 7.0 overall (with 6.0 and above for all components) is required for all applicants choosing this track.

Application closes: May.


About Singapore Management University (SMU)

QS Stars Asian University Rankings awarded Singapore Management University 5-star ratings for overall excellence and employability.

  • Recognised as a world-class research institution
  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employer links
  • LKCSB MBA programme ranked 10th in Asia (FT 2022)
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