Quantitative Derivatives Pricing and Risk Modeling Program
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Master key analytical and decision-making skills in just six months, and elevate your career

Acadia has partnered with Northeastern University to offer the opportunity to join an online program tailored specifically to enhancing your risk capabilities, allowing you to create or further your career in the derivatives industry. Participants can join from any global location.

Secure your spot today to take advantage of an exclusive discounted price until October 20, 2023.

Why join the Quantitative Derivatives Pricing and Risk Modeling program with Northeastern and Acadia?

Gain a competitive edge:

In just 8 hours a week over 6 months, you will gain hands-on experience and a deep understanding of quantitative finance concepts. Our program is ideal for professionals with basic quantitative finance, risk management, and financial modeling experience, and some knowledge of C++ and/or Python.

Experience the Power of ORE:

Our program leverages the industry-leading Open Source Risk Engine (ORE) – a free/open source platform for pricing and risk analytics of traded instruments, providing contemporary market and credit risk analytics that meet post-2008 heightened industry requirements. Alongside real-world risk practitioners, you’ll explore the contextual and regulatory drivers of analytics, gaining insights that no other program offers.

Expand your network and make immediate impact:

Join a cohort of quantitative analysts, financial engineers, risk managers, and more who will lead the derivatives market. You will leave the program with specialized skills that answer financial questions through mathematical models, use asset-class specific models to carry out relevant analysis, and implement results based on advanced methods.

The Northeastern/Acadia Collaboration:

This program exemplifies the D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ commitment to unique lifelong learning opportunities and industry collaborations. You’ll benefit from the combined expertise of Northeastern University faculty and Acadia senior leaders, ensuring a well-rounded and transformative learning experience.

What you can expect:

  • Cohorts begin on November 6, 2023, April1, 2024, and October 7, 2024.
  • Participants can join from any global location.
  • A flexible 8-hour-a-week commitment over 6 months.
  • Six 4-week modules, allowing for in-depth exploration of each topic.
  • Online guided videos and exercises for flexible learning.
  • Weekly live, interactive sessions with Northeastern University faculty and Acadia senior leaders, offering invaluable insights and support.
  • Interviews, examples, and case studies from current professionals, providing real-world perspectives.
  • Networking opportunities with peers, experts, Northeastern Faculty, and Acadia leadership, expanding your professional circle.
  • Earn a Credly badge for your career-advancing achievement.
  • A highly interactive and intensive non-credit, non-degree program.

How will you benefit?

For Individuals:

Embrace a competitive advantage in the quantitative finance derivatives risk management job market – a high-potential and high-demand niche in the financial industry. Our program equips you with specialized skills that make you a sought-after asset for top financial institutions.

For Companies:

Are you facing a scarcity of qualified professionals within your organization? Position yourself to grow and thrive in this lucrative market by sponsoring your employees in our program. Investing in your teams will empower them with the specialized skills necessary for success, fostering growth and stability within your organization.

The Lecturers

Apoo Koticha

Associate Teaching Professor, Finance, D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Felipe Cortes

Associate Teaching Professor, Finance, D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Roland Lichters

Co-Head of Quantitative Services, Acadia

Scott Sobolewski

Co-Head of Quantitative Services, Acadia

Roland Stamm

Partner, Acadia

Program Modules

To view the complete program overview, visit the Northeastern website.


‍Join our inaugural class and seize the opportunity to save on tuition fees!

The regular tuition for the program is $10,000. However, if you register by October, 20 2023, you’ll be eligible for an exclusive discounted price of just $7,500. Don’t miss out on this limited-time opportunity.

Advance your career and develop unique skill sets and expertise to navigate the quantitative finance derivatives risk management domain. Reserve your preferred spot in one of the next three cohorts by visiting the Northeastern website.

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