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MCFAM - Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics


Upcoming Events

  • MCFAM Seminar - CCAR Stress Testing and Quantitative Modeling,  
  • MCFAM Seminar - Wells Fargo Quantitative Model Auditor - Title Forthcoming,  
  • No MCFAM Seminar,  


James Kaufmann

Travelers Companies St. Paul, MN
Actuarial Class of 2012
Apple Valley, MN

The level of involvement that many of the local actuarial employers have with our program is phenomenal, and it creates a lot of opportunities for students.   Our program’s curriculum helped me  satisfy all of my VEE requirements and pass three exams while getting my degree. Additionally, the resume and interview preparation offered by the MCFAM staff and the Actuary Club contributed greatly to my successful job search.

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.