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Master in Quantitative Investment Management

Prepare for the future of investing

Prepare for a specialized career in quantitative investing with the University of New Brunswick’s one-of-a-kind Master of Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM).

Our innovative, one-year graduate degree gives you marketable, high-value career skills to propel you into this new era of investment management that combines finance, economics, mathematics, data analysis and coding.

Our one-year program runs from August to July. Courses are taught by financial experts from both the investment industry and UNB faculty.

"There are very few programs in North America like UNB's Master in Quantitative Investment Management program. This program will be valuable in providing the skills and knowledge required for careers in the derivatives and alternative investment industries." – Glenn Goucher, president, Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, TMX Group

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Rigorous, relevant curriculum

Gain professional skills demanded by the finance industry with our Master in Quantitative Investment Management.

  • Learn the fundamentals of finance knowledge
  • Develop sophisticated analytic and programming skills
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of quantitative investing
  • Develop the practical skills and knowledge to establish a high-paying career

You can also review our curriculum and course listings.

High-value career skills

Quantitative investment management pulls together tools from finance, economics, applied mathematics and computer programs. Quantitative investors — “quants” — combine skills from these disciplines to analyze data and make wiser, safer investment decisions.

Graduates will be able to address problems in derivative securities valuation, dynamic investment strategies and risk management. You could work for pension funds, hedge funds, commercial banks, investment banks, investment consulting firms, financial software suppliers, tech startups or any companies that require employees to analyze data.

Potential careers:

  • Quantitative analyst
  • Quantitative developer
  • Analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Trading associate
  • Risk management associate

Is the MQIM right for me?

Do you want to develop a career in investment management?

Hold a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, business or economics?

Check our admission requirements, and reach out to us anytime to learn more.

Industry connections and prospective employers

“MQIM grads would be well placed to succeed in quantitaitve investment and risk management roles at firms such as the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (in addition to other large Canadian pension plans and asset managers)," says Jon Spinney, chief investment officer and vice president quantitative investing, Vestcore Investment Management Corporation. "These firms have large and sophisticated investment teams that recruit quite heavily from such quantitative masters programs."

As part of the MQIM program, you will enhance your leadership skills with weekly, hands-on professional development sessions from experts and our award-winning faculty members. And take advantage of the partnerships and connections we have built with industry through the Centre for Financial Studies.

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You may contact UNB's Master’s in Quantitative Investment Management program at mqim@unb.ca or P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada.