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.
The MFM program at the University of Minnesota has a unique combination of prestigious tenured professors and adjunct instructors who are prominent industry practitioners in the Twin Cities. We learn both theoretical models and practical applications. The small class size allows for the highest interactions among students, their peers and professors. It is like being at a smaller institution with the benefits of a large land grant university. The curriculum is pretty fast-paced and challenging and the selectivity and competitiveness of the incoming class is very high.