The students in this program form a very special talent pool. They know more finance than most science graduates and have stronger quantitative skills than most business graduates. They start with undergraduate degrees in quantitative subjects such as mathematics, physics, or engineering. They are admitted to the program through a highly selective process with offers made to only 10% of applicants from around the world. Here at Courant, they experience a tightly integrated curriculum that provides an efficient introduction to the theoretical and computational skills that are genuinely used and valued in the financial industry. In teaching, we combine the strengths of the Courant Institute, the #1 ranked applied mathematics graduate program by US News and World Report, and leading edge practitioners from the world’s most prestigious investment banks. We also draw on our contacts in the financial industry to lecture in our seminars and supervise the student projects that every master’s student must complete.