About the MAFN Program
The Department of Mathematics at Columbia University offers a Master of Arts program in Mathematics with a specialization in the Mathematics of Finance (MAFN). It is co-sponsored by the Department of Statistics, and it draws on the diverse strengths of the university in mathematics, statistics, stochastic processes, numerical methods, and financial applications.
We strive for a balance between rigorous theoretical courses and cutting-edge applied courses, the latter in many cases taught by professionals from the financial industry. In addition to the finance, mathematics, and statistics courses offered by the program, the students can take courses from all over the university.