Masters Alternative in Quantitative Finance

Transform your career with the CQF

Recognized by the financial services industry, the CQF is an essential qualification if you are looking to advance or move into a quant-related role. It will equip you with a breadth of cutting-edge quantitative skills and techniques enabling you to succeed in today’s markets. 

Below are just some of the great benefits of studying the CQF qualification:

A practical curriculum defined by market needs

The CQF program is designed to meet the practical needs of professionals working in financial markets. Taught by leading practitioners in the field, our curriculum is updated every 3 months to reflect the latest industry practices, ensuring that you will get the latest quant education. The program is also CPD certified, enabling delegates to claim CPD points.

A fully inclusive program

The program is designed to help you find success today and throughout your career. Your enrollment fee is fully inclusive and covers everything you need to gain the qualification. This includes, Pre-program preparation, faculty support, tuition, examination, text books, CQF Portal, CQF App, CQF alumni network access, Lifelong Learning Library and a year’s subscription to Wilmott Magazine. This ensures that there are no additional costs to you or your organization.

Built around you

Studied over 6 months, part-time and online, the CQF fits around your work and personal schedule. You can stream lectures live or watch them on demand at your convenience. Our flexible approach to learning ensures that busy professionals can gain the skills needed to be successful, and this is why you get up to three years to complete the qualification (six cohorts) at no extra cost.

Invaluable support

Support is paramount to success. Our expert faculty have guided thousands of delegates through the program and understand how best to support delegates and ensure that you learn all the skills needed in the industry. Starting with our unique primers in Mathematics, Python and Finance, we will prepare you for the qualification, laying the foundational knowledge required at the start of the program.

Specialize not generalize

As quant finance has grown in the industry we have recognized the need to have a broad understanding of all aspects of the subject, but also to be able to specialize in areas of interest and career advancement. This is why towards the end of the program, you'll choose advanced electives that are geared towards your career goals. That way, you can build your own unique program that will see you master the specialized skills demanded by your chosen path.

Access the CQF network

The CQF is the largest professional quant finance qualification in financial services. With over 8,000 alumni and current delegates in over 90 countries and continuing to grow year on year, the CQF network has helped influence the industry. As a part of the CQF you will have access to our global alumni network and private discussion forum, ensuring that you stay in touch with fellow CQF qualification holders wherever you are working.

Learning resources for the rest of your career

Our philosophy is very simple. Once you are a part of the CQF you will have access to the latest quant education for the rest of your careers. Our program helps you stay at the forefront of your industry by giving you permanent access to your qualification resources and our comprehensive Lifelong Learning library. This continually expanding resource currently has over 900 hours of additional lectures, including the latest CQF curriculum, ensuring you will always have access to current techniques used in the industry. 

Want to find out more? We recommend starting your CQF journey by joining an information session to find out more about the program and get your questions answered. 

Register for an information session