The two-year Master of Science in Finance and Banking program at the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata is designed for talented students who wish to study the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to financial markets. The program produces graduates with quantitative skills that are in high demand at financial institutions—98% of the students are employed within one year of completing their studies.
Stefano Herzel, professor of mathematics for economics and finance at Tor Vergata, teaches two courses that are very relevant to the master’s program: Coding for Financial Applications and Asset Pricing. By using MATLAB®, Herzel has improved learning outcomes by implementing an intuitive, hands-on approach to lectures and assignments.
“Our students come from different backgrounds, and most have no programming experience when they begin,” says Herzel. “The online resources provided by MathWorks and the user-friendly MATLAB environment make it easy for students to learn quickly. It would be more difficult for them to start with a language like Python or R.”