Master’s Programme in Mathematical Finance

Mathematical Finance deals with the modelling and analysis of financial markets and financial instruments using sound mathematical and economics approaches. By applying mathematical methods to economics questions, the risks and opportunities presented by securities, companies, currencies or competition can be more easily assessed.

Why study Mathematical Finance in Konstanz?

The interdisciplinary master’s programme in Konstanz is the only one of its kind. The Department of Economics and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are jointly responsible for the programme, which has a strong research focus. The programme is therefore an ideal way to develop further your mathematics and economics know-how.

In addition, we want to encourage you to broaden your horizons. That’s why we expressly recommend that you do a semester abroad and at least a two-month internship!

The department has an excellent international network and regularly achieves top results in rankings. Studying Mathematical Finance thus opens up excellent career prospects.

Two reports of successful graduates:

Samantha Faerber and Steffen Schaarschmidt

How is the programme structured?

The programme generally lasts four semesters. You can start your studies in either the winter or the summer semester.

Programme content

In agreement with the lecturers, courses take place either in German or English. You can therefore also sit your exams in either German or English.

Once you have successfully passed the master’s examination, the University of Konstanz awards you the academic degree of Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (MSc).

What career prospects are there?

A qualification which combines mathematics and economics know-how enables graduates to take up demanding positions above all in the financial sector, e.g. in:

  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Finance departments of industrial firms and service companies
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Regional and national ministries
  • Consulting firms

Examination regulations and course catalogue