Data is core to many businesses in financial services. The demand for professionals with skills in data and analytics continues to increase. Universities are noticing and as a result they are developing curriculum to better prepare their students.
“Creating leaders that have the ability to translate data into strategy, ideas and actual solutions that benefit clients, will be an even more important asset for companies like CIBC in the future.” A number of top business schools run financial analytics specializations within their MBA programs, which look at areas such as data mining and fixed income asset pricing. These include the Analytic Finance concentration within the MBA at Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and the Financial Systems and Analytics track at NYU’s Stern School of Business, both in the US. And New York’s Lally School of Management & Technology offers a masters degree in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics. In the UK, Swansea University runs a dedicated MSc Business Analytics and Finance degree, along with the University of Southampton which offers an MSc Business Analytics and Finance program.