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.
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.
To satisfy the requirements of this master’s degree programme, students must successfully complete twelve core courses and three (out of four) electives. SMU’s MQF is an intensive 12-month programme.
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
- 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 6.5 in Writing) is required for all applicants choosing this track
Admissions interviews will be conducted for shortlisted candidates. Applicants who have applied to, and were rejected from, the Cass Business School previously will not be considered eligible for the MQF (International Track).
*SMU UG Alumni with cumulative GPAs of 3.40 or better will not be required to sit for an admission test (GMAT/GRE/SMU Admission Test).