FAQs

  1. What are the courses available?
    1. The available courses are listed here.
    2. The availability of a particular course depends on instructor’s availability and the student subscription rate.
    3. A course may be cancelled due to (unforeseen) circumstances. In that case, the fees paid will be refunded.
  2. What are the prices for the courses?
    1. The price varies for each course. The price of a particular course is detailed in each course’s page. In general, each hour costs about US$300.00.
    2. The total cost for taking all 9 core courses are roughly US$300*8*9 = US$28800. They are paid for per course, not in advance.
  3. How much time would it take to complete the CQI?
    1. There are 9 core courses, each take about a month or two. They are not offered concurrently and depend on the instructor availability.
  4. Aside from the lectures online, are there any additional support offered by the course?
    1. There are lecture notes prepared by the instructors.
    2. All lectures are recorded videos. Students may access the videos at any time at their convenience (up to the expiry).
  5. Are there any quizzes and exams?
    1. That depends on the instructors. However, we have no official quizzes and exams.
  6. Are all lectures/classes/materials available online?
    1. Yes.
    2. Occasionally, we have some courses offered offline in physical classrooms, but they are also available online.
  7. Can it be taking at a distance?
    1. Yes, all (or most) courses are available online.
  8. What additional features does one gain access to on paying for the online videos. From the webpage it seems like most of the materials are available for free online.
    1. We offer some videos online for free but not all of them.
  9. Is the succession of the courses important?
    1. Students are not required to take all 9 courses. They can choose the topics of interest to take. The 3 modules, math, programming and applications are fairly independent. The 3 courses within each module are, on the other hand, should be taken in sequence.
  10. How I could join in CQI?
    1. You first check out the courses you like in the timetable. On each course page, there is a “Register” button that you can click to register and make payment (by credit card).
  11. Are the mentioned books included into the package?
    1. No, the students are encouraged to get a copy of the books recommended.
  12. Does the course focus on US equity markets?
    1. No. The course focus on the mathematics and programming skills needed to develop quantitative strategies. Its emphasis is on the theories rather than practice. So, it does not focus on any particular markets. Moreover, no real trading strategy for making money is discussed or disclosed.
  13. What languages can I study during course? What degree of proficiency will be acquired?
    1. We teach everything in Java. Students should be already familiar with basic programming using Java, C++ or C#.
  14. Do you provide a completion letter?
    1. Yes, we provide a certificate of completion.