If you have advanced math skills, consider a master's degree in mathematical finance...
Financial Engineering is one of the fastest growing areas of applied mathematics. The financial institutions which employ finance engineers are amongst the wealthiest and most sophisticated corporations in the world. If you have been thinking of a career in research or industry, you may discover an unexpected combination of intellectual challenge and accelerated professional growth by pursuing a career.
A fast-track program
In the University of Toronto's Program, your superior math skills re focused on the tools of financial engineering for a 4-month period. You then move immediately into an internship in one of the firms which could eventually employ you. Afterwards, you return to complete your studies with a deeper understanding of their relevance.
Applied mathematics in business is as demanding and interesting as it is in the sciences, engineering or technology.
You could find yourself managing risk in multibillion-dollar institution investment portfolios. You may end up using advanced mathematics to manage sophisticated hedge funds and portfolios of complex derivatives. After graduation, your job could be assessing risk in a bank's portfolio of commercial loans or developing original software applications which automate financial management. You don't need to know anything about finance - we'll teach it to you. And much of the math will be familiar to you. But much will stretch you. There have been Nobel Prizes already granted for advanced work at the leading edge of financial mathematics.
Toronto is the 3rd largest financial centre in North America, after New York and Chicago. The downtown Toronto skyline is dominated by five large banks - some of the largest banks in North America. This is where most of our students do their internships.