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MCFAM - Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics


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Brad Parent

Gross Consulting - St. Paul, MN
Actuarial Class of 2012
Green Bay, WI

I really like the strong connections between the University and the actuarial community in the Twin Cities. There are so many great opportunities here and the MCFAM team has done a great job bringing employers and students together. The mathematics portion of my curriculum provided me with a solid base to be successful as an actuary. Also, the way the courses lined up with the first three exams and the job my professors did teaching me the material have gotten me off to a great start. In addition, I was able to get a sort of “hybrid” business/actuarial degree by taking business courses in the Carlson School of Management here at the University. It has enabled me to communicate the results of the actuarial math I do in a way that people without a mathematical background can understand.

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.