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MCFAM - Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics


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Upcoming Events

  • How to Make the Most out of Your Time in the MFM, September 12, 2014 
  • A Unified Framework for Dynamic Prediction Market Design, September 19, 2014 
  • Interpreting the Impact of Constraints in Certain Portfolio Optimization Problems, September 26, 2014 
  • Testimonials

    Zhiyuan "Victor" Zhou

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
    Actuarial Class of 2012
    Changsha, China

    The program helped me in two ways: academic and professional. Academically, the program provided me with lots of great classes to be more prepared for the Actuarial exams and meet the VEE requirements. Professionally, it guided me to overcome all of the obstacles in building my Actuarial career and identifying the right types of internships and job opportunities that fit my profile.  Without the help of the MCFAM directors and advisors, I would never have gotten this far with my Actuarial career.

    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.