Graduate Programs in Computational Finance and Economic Systems
Through the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Rice University offers an M.B.A. To obtain further statistical and probability expertise in computational finance, students may pursue a professional master’s, simultaneously with the MBA program, from a collaborating department in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. Students pursuing a Ph.D. in either Statistics or Economics may simultaneously pursue a M.A. degree in the other discipline. The Department of Statistics offers a professional masters degree (M.Stat) in which students may focus their studies on computational finance.
At the doctoral level, students pursue research in computational finance and economics systems through the Business School, Computation and Applied Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics. The interdisciplinary curriculum is expanding and students from other computationally oriented departments such as Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics complement their studies with courses in computational finance and to pursue research in areas that facilitate the CoFES research agenda. The faculty’s interdisciplinary activities transfer to the training and mentoring of graduate students, who regularly take courses from various departments and work in interdisciplinary research teams. Graduate education is a key component to the CoFES mission.
Rice’s Vertical InteGration of Research and Education – A Unique Rice Opportunity in the Mathematical Sciences
VIGRE is an on-line environment which brings together Mathematics, Statistics and Computational and Applied Mathematics. This combination of interdisciplinary groups work on parallel themes to achieve the full potential of vertical integration and the merging of education and research. It was designed to ensure that members at all levels will be able to contribute to work in many fields and appreciate the broad relevance of mathematical sciences. Computational Finance has been an ongoing theme to this ten year program.