FAQs

You are encouraged to send inquiries to Financial_Mathematics@ncsu.edu

  • Jan. 9-11, 2019: Career Coach Training
  • Jan. 17, 2019: Paypal On Campus Recruiting.
  • Jan. 18, 2019: Presentation by Neekis Hammond, CPA, Managing Director, Segworks, Inc.
  • Feb. 1, 2019: Presentation by Atul Kapoor, Director, Genworth.
  • Feb. 8, 2019: Presentation by Cagatay Karan, AVP, First Citizens Bank.
  • Feb. 15, 2019: Career Panel by  Shinese Bennett (First Citizen Bank), Ratnakar Chitturi (Credit Suisse), John Hanna (Credit Suisse), Albert Hopping (SAS), Tianhao Liu (Financial Risk Group), Ram Valluru (Genworth)
  • Mar. 1, 2019: Presentation by Erica Isabella, Senior Analytics Fellow at McKinsey & Company: The Importance of a Personal Brand in Finding the Right Job
  • Mar. 4, 2019: Presentation by Marshall Titch on Professional Email and Task Management
  • Mar. 7, 2019: Presentation by Paul Staneski: Surviving and Thriving in a Wall Street Interview
  • Mar. 22, 2019: Presentation by Joshua Johnstone and Samuel Knox from SAS
  • Apr. 6, 2019: Yao Song, Local Federal Government Credit Union
  • Apr. 11-12, 2019: NC State CECL and Credit Risk Modeling Summit
  • July 29-August 16, 2019: FM Preparation Workshop
  • August 15, 2019: FM Research Seminar, by Prof. Indranil SenGupta, Dept. of Mathematics, North Dakota State University
  • August 16, 2019: FM Summer Project presentations Workshop
  • August 20, 2019: FM New Student Orientation
  • August 23rd-24th, 2019: Get Hired Workshop by Robert Hellmann and Donna Poudrier
  • Sept 13, 2019: Presentation by Joe Zweier, FRM,  Financial Engineer at SECU(State Employees Credit Union): “Accelerating DFAST Modeling via Genetic Algorithms
  • Sept 20, 2019: Presentation by Jean-Pierre Fouque,  Co-Director of Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research at UC Santa Barbara: “Stochastic Games with Delays: A Toy Model”
  • Sept 27, 2019: Bank of America Information Session by Abigail Roberson, Vijay Tanwar, Yanglin Yu, and Zachary Small
  • October 4, 2019:  NC State Financial Math Alumni Reunion 2019
  • October 10, 2019:  Financial Math Alumni Reunion 2019 at NYC
  • Nov 8, 2019: Career Workshop by Yao Song, Vice President, Financial Risks at Local Federal Government Credit Union
  • Nov 11, 2019: Guest Lecture by Dr. Maxim Bichuch, from John Hopkins University on  “Robust XVA
  • Nov 15, 2019: Career Workshop by Credit Suisse Team – John Viegas, Director, Global Head Settlements & Cash Mgmt Oversight & Control and Rahul Nath, Vice President, Trade Settlement Systems
  • Dec 18, 2019: FM Winter Project Workshop  and Reception for Graduating Students (RSVP here)

Use your Personal Statement to help guide our review of the application materials. For example, if you had a low grade with an extremely difficult teacher, let us know. If you think you might need to cover some pre-requisite material by starting in the summer, let us know. You can also briefly explain your motivation to study Financial Math.

Yes, you can still apply. However, we strongly recommend that you participate in our MFM Preparation Program. Additionally, it is good to contact us as we are considering your application. We may arrange for a provisional admission so you can fill in some of the expected background before you start the core classes. This may result you taking longer to earn your degree than some of the other students.

Yes, you can still apply.

Individual inquiries into the status of your application interrupt the process, and have a negative impact on your chance of admission. Here are the phases of the admission process.

Phase 1. File an application online at the ApplyYourself website. If there are any missing materials, candidates are notified via the email address in the application of the deficiency.
Phase 2. Early in February, representatives of the program make a recommendation regarding admission to the graduate school.
Phase 3. Applicants are notified via the ApplyYourself portal and via the email address in their application.

Applications completed after the full consideration deadline will be considered as time permits.

We receive over 200 applications for the 20 positions for new students. Applications are considered as a whole, so the particular attribute that caused an application to be denied cannot, in general, be identified.

We do not prescreen applications. If you wish to be considered for admission to the program, apply here. All your application materials should be sent through the web portal. Please do not email us your credentials. The only way to have your application screened is by submitting an application using the link provided.

Any BS degree equivalent to the equivalent degree in the United States can be used to satisfy the admissions requirement. We ask that you certify your degree with a service such as WES (link).

We accept international credential evaluations from members of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators). 

Please have the official credential evaluation mailed directly to the Graduate School from the evaluation service.

No. You may submit GMAT scores; however, the MFM is a Professional Science Masters, not an MBA.

Yes; however we recommend students to start the program in Summer II (June 25) with the MFM Preparation Program. The main reason for any other non-Fall start dates would be to fill in some of the expected pre-requisites for the program. Explain your reason for a non-standard start date in your Personal Statement.

Scholarships are available. To be considered for the scholarships, you need to submit your applications by Dec. 31st. You are encouraged to include an explanation of your unique qualifications in your Personal Statement. Some of the factors impacting the decision include; (1) academic qualifications such as grades, (2) letters of recommendation, and (3) financial need as established by submitting a FAFSA to NCSU.

Yes. NC State’s Masters of Financial Mathematics qualifies for the STEM optional practical training (OPT) extension. Most students on an F-1 visa take advantage of the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and work at a paid internship while enrolled in the program at NC State.

Most of the students can get their degree in 18 months, while some students do stay 4 semesters or longer.

You can. You need to pay application fee for each application submitted.

To receive full consideration, please submit your application by February 1 the same year for fall admission and by July 15 the previous year for spring admission. Fall admission applications submitted before April 1 (for international applicants) or May 1 (for domestic applicants) may be considered, too.
 

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