MFM courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate working professionals who are part-time students and to give full time students to obtain internships and industry specific projects. For a full-time student with a good undergraduate background in mathematics it is possible to graduate in one-year.
EverBank, Jacksonville, FL MFM Class of 2012 Wenzhou, China
One of the main reasons I chose the MFM program at the University of Minnesota was that many of the MFM faculty are not only Math PhDs, they are also practicing quants, risk managers and traders. The curriculum gave me a strong foundation in the theoretical math required to get a deep understanding in the math finance applications taught later on in the program. The practitioners’ course with multiple modules taught by industry practitioners and the intensive year-long programming course using problems from finance greatly enhanced the skills I use in my quantitative risk analyst job today.