New Quantitative Finance Major and Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professorship and Scholars Mark New Chapter in Quantitative Finance Research and Education at the Wharton School
PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2020 — Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett is delighted to announce a new chapter in finance research and education at the Wharton School. The MBA program is launching a new quantitative finance major within the Finance Department. New courses will be offered, bolstered by the establishment of the Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professorship in Quantitative Finance and the new Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Scholars in Quantitative Finance. The Jacobs Scholars funding will provide top caliber students with the opportunity to compete for a second year financial academic award. The new professorship and scholars funds have been made possible by an $8 million gift from Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs, G’79, GRW’86. Together, they will usher in a new era of opportunities for students and faculty at Wharton.
The Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Professorship in Quantitative Finance will support the appointment to Wharton’s Finance