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Math Finance Program Receives National Ranking

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program recently was ranked No. 25 in the country by Financial Engineer.

This is the first national ranking for the Mathematical Finance program, which currently enrolls more than 100 students. The 2015 rankings are calculated based on a series of factors, including average GRE scores, starting salaries and bonuses, undergraduate GPA, acceptance rates and the number of employed graduates.

"Recognition of our Mathematical Finance program as one of the top programs in the nation demonstrates the success and competitiveness of a program we have built in partnership with the region’s leading corporations and as an interdisciplinary collaboration at UNC Charlotte," said Steve Ott, dean of the Belk College of Business. "We are very proud of our students and graduates, many of whom are successful contributors in leading financial corporations nationwide."

Gallegos Elected to NAFSA Board of Directors

Joël Gallegos, Assistant Provost for International Programs, was elected to Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which is widely regarded as the leading professional organization in the field of international education.

According to Fanta Aw, president of NAFSA and chair of the board of directors, Gallegos’ commitment to NAFSA’s core mission and values of the organization will allow him to serve in this strategic role within the largest association of professionals committed exclusively to advancing international higher education with nearly 10,000 members in 150 countries.

Gallegos will serve a three-year term beginning January 2015 in one of three member-at-large positions.