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MCFAM - Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics


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Katrisha Neisse

Securian Financial Group - St. Paul, MN
Actuarial Class of 2012
South St. Paul, MN

Thanks to the well-developed curriculum, I finished all my VEE’s and two actuarial exams while pursuing my degree. The academic advisor is always available to help you make important decisions regarding your course schedule. She went above and beyond to really make sure I understood the course material. Additionally, after having to put my studies on hold for a year to deploy to Iraq she was invaluable to my re-integration back into student life, making sure I was caught back up to speed and answering all my questions. The program is also very well connected with the practicing Actuaries, which, combined with job fairs, seminars, and other networking events, contributes to a lot of successful job searches. The career advisor makes time for one-on-one counseling, practice interviews, fine-tuning resumes, and anything else to assist in your search. They are always looking for ways to improve the program and really care about you and your success.

MCFAM is the University of Minnesota’s Center for all Financial and Actuarial programs and initiatives within the College of Science and Engineering's School of Mathematics. We provide students, prospective employers and the overall financial mathematics, actuarial and academic communities the benefit of an interdisciplinary and structured framework that combines faculty and industry expertise in shaping academic, professional and competitive excellence and integrity.

MCFAM Advantage

  • World Renowned Mathematics Faculty
  • Balanced Coursework, Mix of Faculty and Industry Instructors
  • Strong Network of Distinguished Lecturers
  • Collaborative Academic and Industry Relationship
  • Great Employment Opportunities
  • Excellent Career Development Support and Placement
More details on the MCFAM Advantage page.

Our Mission

  • Provide professional mathematics programs, academic and career advancement support that meets regional, national and international best practices.
  • Establish a working environment that enables professional interactions between MCFAM students, academics and members of the financial and actuarial mathematics industry.
  • Promote cross training for well-rounded financial and actuarial mathematics graduates.
  • Encourage industrial research and development to solve ongoing problems in the field and create new products using University developed tools.