Since the eighties, the mathematical research in Catalonia started a remarkable development, particularly in areas that have application in Finance like Statistics, Stochastic Calculus and Applied Mathematics. The Department of Mathematics from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the CRM significantly contributed to this development.
On the other hand, since the seventies mathematical advances lead to a revolution in the world of finance, especially in portfolio management, derivatives valuation and hedging and risk management. During the nineties, the need arose to hire highly qualified professionals in order to incorporate these new mathematical ideas and techniques in their daily management.
The Master of Mathematics in Finance (MMIF) was established on 1998 to respond to these new needs, and as a result of an agreement between the Department of Mathematics of the UAB and the CRM. The Borsa de Barcelona is the main sponsor, together with the leading financial institutions.
Approximately half of the lecturers of MMIF are professors of the UAB, Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).The rest are professionals of various financial institutions like Borsa de Barcelona, La Caixa, Banc Sabadell, Credit Andorrà, SegurCaixa and Catalana Occident.
The academic part of MMIF is worth 40 ECTS credits, the internship part is worth 20 ECTS and the final report value is 6 credits. Internships take place mainly in the aforementioned financial institutions. Through these entities we maintain open channels of collaboration between the academic and professional worlds.
See also master website at UAB.