Mathematics of Economy and Finance (abbr. MEF) is a modern study program that prepares experts in the field of economics and finance with strong background in mathematics. je moderne koncipovaný študijný program. Currently, it is the most demanded mathematical study program of the faculty.
Why economics and finance at FMFI? Because today's theoretical economics and financial calculations use mathematics very intensively. Or even better - you can't really do them without math.
MEF is a bachelor study program special in its well-balanced combination of three components:
A special feature (not only in Slovakia) is the mentioned strong mathematical background. Students complete fundamental mathematical subjects in the first two years of their studies to the same extent as specialist mathematicians. Let us add that several experts from abroad envy us in this regard.
The vast majority of EFM bachelor's degree graduates continue their studies in the follow-up master's degree program Mathematics of Economy, Finance and Modeling (MEFM). Every year, several graduates of MEF/MEFM continue their PhD studies, both at our faculty, but also at the CERGE institute in Prague, at the postgraduate school Institute for Higher Studies in Vienna and at other schools. MEF graduates achieve exceptional results on entrance tests and are among the top students.
However, most graduates of MEF/MEFM are employed in financial institutions and insurance companies. Regular employers of our graduates include, in particular, Slovenská sporiteľňa, the National Bank of Slovakia, the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, the Institute for Financial Policy, ING Bank, Slovenský plynárenský priemysel and others.
Stanislav Sekereš - Senior Manager, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis at Dell Technologies; graduate of MEF.
”Studying Economic and Financial Mathematics at FMPI CU has given me a deep foundation in my working life, for which I am extremely grateful. This study program is unique, even from a global perspective, because it combines knowledge from the fields of finance, economics, applied mathematics, data analysis and programming. Thanks to such a wide scope and thanks to the detailed analytical thinking that I gained during my studies, I was able to successfully find positions in various interesting areas during my career. In macroeconomics at the Institute of Economics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. In the development of stock exchange analytical systems for Thomson Reuters. In creating financial analyzes and forecasts directly for the top management in Dell Technologies, one of the world's largest IT companies. Throughout my entire career, I have significantly benefited from what I have learned during my studies. Today's world is running by leaps and bounds towards robotics and automation. And I think the combination of programming, data analysis, and economic modeling is one of the most interesting things to study today. MEF provides just that. I highly recommend it.”
Igor Vilček - Chief Investment Officer at VUB Generali, pension management company; graduate of MEF.
”During my studies at MEF, as a great perfectionist, I considered several times that I would rather transfer to an easier school. Today, however, I can retrospectively evaluate that studying at MEF was one of the best investments in my education. If I have to characterize the knowledge gained at MEF, I would sum up it as follows: challenging, but versatile and very desirable. The combination of math, finance and programming is in high demand in today's world dominated by high-value-added jobs. In addition, thanks to the wide range of education, during your studies you can find out which of the three areas you are most interested in, and then pursue a career in science, finance or IT. Studying at MEF opens the door to many jobs, and if that's not enough for you, then at MEF you will certainly learn to think very well and able to solve challenging problems (for example, my former classmate is currently a very successful and sought-after photographer, and thinking gained at MEF has helped him to optimally adjust the marketing strategy.) Last but not least, graduating at MEF is already a good business card – in our company the mere fact that you have mastered the study at MEF, you automatically go through the preliminary round at the job interview. So if it was not clear from the above, I definitely recommend. ☺”
Martin Siska, Michal Drgoň, Martin Maslan, Oliver Vladovič and Filip Blaho (2023, 1st place),
Adriána Leginusová, Vivien Klučka, Jakub Čižnár, Lenka Košútová and Peter Ondrušek (2022, 1st place),
Martin Bohdal, Viktória Komorníková, Richard Sokol and Michal Vester (2020, Bratislava, 1st place),
Ivana Beňová, Filip Sprušanský, Natália Jurgová, Ján Pitoňák and Petra Havlíčková (2019, Prague, 2nd place),
Juraj Hanuš, Mário Igaz, Jakub Hrbáň, Matúš Bagin and Adam Fajkus (2018, Prague, 3rd place),
Michal Martoňák, Richard Gramblička, Samuel Horváth and Andrej Remák (2017, Praha, 2nd place).