The Department of Economics and the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of the Peloponnese present the first postgraduate program in Greece specialized in Computational Finance.

Computational finance is a cross-disciplinary field, focusing on applying advanced computation methods to finance. This typically includes:

  • Using advanced data management techniques for studying problems in economics and finance.
  • Enabling the formulation of "what-if" questions, and subsequently constructing relevant models and solving them by employing modeling techniques and problem solving methods from the computer science domain.

The goal of the MSc program is to offer to its students advanced education in Computational Finance, exploring both the theoretical and the practical aspects. The students of the MSc programme acquire knowledge and skills for a range of careers, including structured products, financial analytics and quantitative portfolio management, IT services for financial products and counseling.

The MSc program accepts applications from graduates of Greek and accredited non-Greek universities, with a specialization in finance, economics, sciences and technology, engineering and related subjects. Graduates from Greek T.E.I. having analogous specializations are also eligible for admittance.

The courses are taught in English and the duration of the program is three (3) semesters.

Tuesday

Course Room Time Instructor
Programming languages for finance B1 15:00 - 18:00 F

Wednesday

Course Room Time Instructor
Financial products and markets B1 15:00 - 18:00 T. Aggelidis
Probability and statistical inference B1 18:00 - 21:00 V. Skintzi

Thursday

Course Room Time Instructor
Data management B1 15:00 - 18:00 S. Skiadopoulos

 

Getting to lecture rooms and labs

Postal address: Building A, Th. Kolokotronis Campus, 22100, Tripoli, Greece

Directions with Google Maps

Faculty

Dept. of Informatics and Telecom.

 

Dept. of Economic Studies

Nicholas Kolokotronis

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tel: +30 2710 372231
E-mail: nkolok

 

Timotheos Aggelidis
Member of the steering committee

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tel: +30 2710 230072
E-mail: tangel

Spiros Skiadopoulos
Member of the steering committee

Rank: Associate Professor

Tel: +30 2710 230177
E-mail: spiros

 

Panagiotis Liargovas

Rank: Professor

Tel: +30 2710 230130
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Nikos Platis

Rank: Lecturer

Tel: +30 2710 230171
E-mail: nplatis

 

Dimitrios Thomakos
Member of the steering committee

Rank: Professor

Tel: +30 2710 230132
E-mail: thomakos

Christos Tryfonopoulos

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tel: +30 2710 230175
E-mail: trifon

 

Vasiliki Skintzi

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tel: +30 2710 230132
E-mail: vikiski

Costas Vassilakis
Member of the steering committee

Rank: Associate Professor

Tel: +30 2710 372203
E-mail: costas

   

All email addresses are at uop.gr.

Program outline

The program lasts 3 semesters. The first two semesters involve four mandatory courses each. The third semester involves 2 elective courses and the masters thesis.

All courses will be offered in English. Also the master thesis will be written in English.

First semester

Mandatory courses ECTS Instructor
Data management 7 S. Skiadopoulos
Programming languages for finance 8 TBA
Financial products and markets 8 T. Aggelidis
Probability and statistical inference 7 V. Skintzi

Second semester

Mandatory courses ECTS Instructor
Advanced data management 7 C. Tryfonopoulos
Advanced programming languages for finance 8 N. Platis
Advanced time series analysis 8 D. Thomakos
Asset management 7 T. Aggelidis

Third semester

Mandatory ECTS Instructor
Diploma thesis 20 Supervised by any instructor

 

Electives of third semester (choose any two) ECTS Instructor
Advanced technologies for fast financial computations 5 TBA
Financial information systems 5 K. Vassilakis
Financial security and anonymity 5 N. Kolokotronis
Risk management 5 T. Aggelidis - V. Skintzi
Macroeconomics for computational finance 5 TBA
Quantitative trading strategies 5 D. Thomakos

 

 

Download the detailed descriptions of the courses

 

Getting to lecture rooms and labs

Postal address: Building A, Th. Kolokotronis Campus, 22100, Tripoli, Greece

Directions with Google Maps