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Paris-Saclay University

Quality
0.56
Post-master’s salaries
$50,000
% of teaching conducted remotely
From September 1 to October 30: about 20%. From October 30 (nationwide lockdown): 100%.
Url
https://www.risk.net/quantitative-finance/7719756/quant-guide-2021-paris-saclay-university
Teaching staff
30
Salary ($)
50000
Description
Paris-Saclay University’s Master of Quantitative Finance programme appears for the first time in this year’s Quant Guide, belying the university’s powerhouse reputation for mathematics. The programme is led by academic directors Stéphane Menozzi and , both professors of mathematics. At the start of this year, Paris-Saclay superseded the University of Paris-Sud (Paris XI in ). Thanks to low tuition fees throughout France, Paris-Saclay’s is also one of the cheapest course represented in the guide, with an approximate cost of $300. There are currently 32 students on the one-year programme, 17 of whom are international. The master’s is both fairly selective and popular among offer holders, with 55 out of 300 applicants receiving offers, 32 of whom accepted. Structurally, the course is split into two semesters, both of which contain a range of mandatory and elective modules. The second and final semester requires students to tackle an industry internship, which awards a large amount of course credits, as well as an English proficiency exam, the standardised TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication). Modules in the first semester include classes in programming, deep learning, stochastic calculus, and financial econometrics. The second semester features more specialised classes, in topics such as: machine learning techniques for options pricing; advanced asset management; and corporate finance and insurance modelling. Course director Menozzi says a range of measures have been introduced in response to the coronavirus. Prior to the second government-mandated lockdown, which took place on October 30, some classes were taking place on campus. After the lockdown was announced, instruction was conducted 100% remotely. Because of Paris-Saclay’s policies, Menozzi adds, students have not been tackling take-home or remote exams – assessments are being delayed instead.
Rank
24
Offers accepted
32
Programme director
Stéphane Menozzi, Vathana Ly Vath
Address
Evry, France
Title
Quant Guide 2021: Paris-Saclay University
Applications received
300
Full-time students
32
Accept. rate
0.18
salary_descrepancy
6322.5
Visiting staff teaching hours
Approximately 180 hours
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Academia
0
Students accepting
0.58
Class size
32
Staff to Students
0.94
peer_assessment
3.1
Average Citations
728.75
Programme duration
1 year
Homework hours
15 hours per week
Offers made
55
Application deadline date
Empty
tuition
72225
employment_descrepancy
0.06
Average class size
32
Most-cited lecturers
Stéphane Crépey: 880 citations Stéphane Menozzi 925 citations Philippe Priaulet: 580 citations S Song: 530 citations
Ranking
261
Other
0.1
Consulting
0.2
Industry-affiliated teaching staff
14
Graduates employed in
Banking: 70% consulting: 20% other: 10%
emplm_rate_grad
0.64
Industry-affiliated lecturers
0.47
International students
17
class_descrepancy
11.5
% of take-home/remote exams
Up to now, no remote or take-home exams are forecasted. Exam sessions are postponed, as per university policy.
emplm_rate_3_month_aft
0.93
Remuneration
0.11
avr_start_salary_bonus
97649.5
Employment rate
0.9
Teaching hours
400–450 hours
Reputation
0.67
Part-time students
0
cohort_size
31
Asset Management
0
Gender balance of teaching staff
85% male, 15% female
Banking
0.7
missing_data
13
avr_gre_quant
168
Website
https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/education/master/mathematics-and-applications/m2-quantitative-finance
Fintech
0
Fees
Approximately $300
Final
0.45
Gender balance of students
80% male, 20% female
Empl. rate
0.9
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