Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science: Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar) track
From a quantitative financial and actuarial perspective, you will learn how economic theories and models can be applied to create solutions for financial institutions and government policy in the field of pensions and aging. This track is offered by Netspar, a renowned research network on the topic in the Netherlands and Europe.
Program and courses
Use a large array of sophisticated mathematical and statistical models and become trained both in finance and insurance to understand the interplay between financial markets and insurance markets.
Become a highly qualified specialist in pensions, aging and retirement in the area of finance and insurance. Applications concern risk management, empirical finance, insurance, pensions and aging, and capital investment.
Work on important societal issues in the area of pensions and aging, such as:
- How can everybody enjoy a good pension?
- What is the impact of the growing need for long-term care on a financially healthy old age?
- What are the solutions for a changing labor market where everybody has to work longer, with less certainty and more flexible contracts?
The Netspar track offers access to a valuable network, including internships and company visits with Netspar partners, such as the Dutch National Bank, Achmea, Nationale Nederlanden, Robeco, PGGM and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
Furthermore, the Netspar track offers inspired teachers with hands-on knowledge of the current pension debate, a Netspar certificate, Netspar Thesis Awards (€ 3,000), and excellent job opportunities.
In the first semester of the regular program, you can also apply for the following on top of programs:
* The Extended Master, which adds a traineeship of half a year to the regular Master's program.
* The QTEM network program, which adds an additional year to the program which you spend at a QTEM partner university and corporate partner.
Typical courses are:
The Economics and Finance of Pensions
Life Cycle Investment and Pension Systems
Asset Liability Management
Į magistro studijų programas gali stoti visi, baigę universitetą arba besimokantys paskutiniame kurse. Studijos kurias baigei ar tebesimokai turi būti panašios krypties kaip ir tos, į kurias nori stoti, kadangi priėmimas yra paremtas ECTS kreditų suderinamumu.
- ECTS kreditų išrašas - jei dar nesi baigęs aukštosios mokyklos, būtina prisegti ECTS kreditų išrašą, kuriame būtų matyti, kokius dalykus Tu mokeisi bei kokius pažymius ir kiek kreditų už juos gavai. Kai siunti anketą paskutiniame kurse, diplomą reikia prisegti vėliau, kai tik jį gausi.
- Bakalauro diplomas – jei jau esi baigęs aukštąją mokyklą, išrašo nereikia, užtenka prie anketos prisegti savo Bakalauro diplomą.
Anglų kalbos žinias gali patvirtinti vienu iš šių būdų:
- IELTS – 6.5 (ne mažiau nei 6.0 iš kiekvienos dalies)
- TOEFL – 90
A Bachelor's degree in Econometrics or a similar qualification from a university recognized by the Admissions Board.
A solid academic background in mathematics, statistics and economics. Some knowledge of quantitative finance is recommended but not mandatory. The following literature gives you an idea of the level of mathematical and statistical ability we require for entry into the program:
L.J.Bain & M.Engelhardt, Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Duxbury, 2nd edition
William F. Trench, Introduction to real Analysis, (2013), Books and Monographs, book 7
D.C. Lay, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Pearson, 4th edition
Our Admissions Board may give you the opportunity to rectify deficiencies (max. 30 ECTS) during a Pre-Master's program.
Note that these requirements are indicative, the final assessment lies with the admissions committee.
It is compulsory for this program to submit your GRE General Test
Our incoming students usually score above the 75% percentile.
The GRE institution code for Tilburg University is 0730.
Exemptions from the GRE requirement
Students with a relevant degree from one of the official partner universities of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management are exempted from the GRE requirement.
The career perspectives for students of this program are excellent. Alumni of the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science work for instance as risk management consultants, actuaries, and investment analysts at banks, insurance companies, pension funds, consulting agencies, trading firms, and government bodies.
Graduates work or start for example as:
Insurance Risk Trainee at Delta Lloyd
Junior Advisor Financial Risk Manager at KPMG
Analyst at Goldman Sachs
Average number of months until first paid job: 0.8
Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 3,584
Would choose the same program again, at the same university: 89%
Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 (based on alumni of the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science)| n=10