Skills in developing mathematical models gained through rigorous training in an undergraduate Physics programme could be useful in modelling other systems e.g. financial markets. This is one of the reasons why many, with basic training in theoretical and computational Physics, for instance, are able to work as Quantitative Research scientists and develop trading algorithms eventually. The BxMx Programme offering BS in Physics and MS in Quantitative Finance allows undergraduates interested in pursuing Physics this transition seamlessly and earn the two degrees in five years instead of six.
The BxMx Programme is aimed at creating flexible employment opportunities for students at the graduate level of education through an interdisciplinary approach that helps students develop a diverse skill set that combines mathematical modelling, data analysis, and critical thinking. Physics offers valuable tools for understanding complex systems, which can be applied to financial and economic models. It also provides a strong foundation in mathematical modelling, which can be extended to develop sophisticated models for financial markets, and a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of financial models, risk management, and derivative pricing. They can contribute to research areas such as market microstructure, econophysics, behavioural economics, and quantitative risk analysis. Graduates with expertise in physics, quantitative finance, and quantitative economics can explore various career paths in quantitative trading, risk analysis, financial engineering, economic consulting, data analysis, and research.