Master in Computational Finance (MCF) program, taught in English, uses innovative teaching methods to create a new type of financial expertise needed for success in this rewarding but complex domain of human endeavour. Our graduates combine creativity in practical problem-solving with advanced knowledge of finance. Firmly grounded in relevant math and statistical modeling concepts but sceptical of accepting any statements and theories on faith, they handle and extract useful information from exponentially-growing available data, create working prototypes in popular programming languages such as Python and R and test their trading and hedging strategies on a realistic trading simulator. By the end of the program they should develop confidence in approaching real life, open-ended problems.
In 2020/2021, School of Computing (Računarski fakultet - RAF) plans to organize MCF as its official Short Program approved by the National Council for Higher Education. It will coincide in course work with the Master in Computational Finance program which is to be accredited as an official Master program in the Republic of Serbia in the area of applied Computer Science. Qualified participants that complete the Short Program are eligible to enroll to the corresponding Master program once it is accredited by the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (NEAQA).
Three leading financial institutions in Serbia support the creation of the MCF program by providing in 2020/2021 financial support for promissing applicants through Raiffeisen Banka Stipend, Banca Intesa Stipend, and UniCredit Bank Stipend, respectively.
The MCF program is taught by the prominent faculty with PhDs from the leading international universities and significant practical experience (contact us to request the course catalog with MCF faculty bios). The Advisory Board consists of distinguished professionals working with prestigious financial institutions in the United States and Europe. This connects the program with the world's best practices and ensures its quality and practical relevance.
Upon the completion of the Short program, students that fulfill mild additional requirements will receive a Master of Computational Finance certificate from the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Torino, Italy), one of the leading centers of excellence in finance education in Italy. This certificate is broadly recognized among businesses in Italy and worldwide.