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Financial Math Program

The Financial Mathematics program trains students to apply mathematics to problems typical of the financial sector. You'll gain advanced expertise in areas such as analyzing markets, managing markets and evaluating risk. Students share a common first and second year, and can then specialize further in upper years.  

Common First Two Years

First Semester

REQUIRED:
ACC 110 Financial Accounting
CPS 118 Introductory Programming for Scientists
ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics
MTH 207 Calculus and Computational Methods I
SCI 180* Orientation

REQUIRED GROUP 1: One of the following:
BLG 143 Biology I
CHY 103 General Chemistry I
PCS 120 Physics I

* SCI 180 is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Second Semester

REQUIRED:
CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
FIN 300 Managerial Finance I
MTH 310 Calculus and Computational Methods II

REQUIRED GROUP 2: One of the following:
BLG 144 Biology II
CHY 113 General Chemistry II
PCS 130 Physics II

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

REQUIRED:
FIN 401 Managerial Finance II
FIN 501 Investment Analysis
MTH 108 Linear Algebra
MTH 304 Probability and Statistics I
MTH 330 Calculus and Geometry
MTH 404 Probability and Statistics II
MTH 430 Dynamic Systems Differential Equations
MTH 719 Applied Linear Algebra

OPEN ELECTIVES: One course from Open Elective Table.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Full-Time, Four-Year Program

REQUIRED:
MTH 500 Introduction to Stochastic Processes
MTH 501 Numerical Analysis I
MTH 600 Computational Methods In Mathematics
MTH 712 Partial Differential Equations

OPEN ELECTIVES: Four courses from Open Elective Table.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

Last offered 2020-2021 for students admitted Fall 2017 and prior. For students admitted Fall 2018 and after see revised curriculum below.

REQUIRED:
FIN 601 Derivatives
FIN 800 Ethics in Finance
FIN 801 Financial Risk Management
MTH 700 Financial Mathematics I
MTH 719 Applied Linear Algebra
MTH 800 Financial Mathematics II

OPEN ELECTIVES: Two courses from Open Elective Table.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

Revised curriculum begins 2021-2022 for students admitted Fall 2018 and after.

REQUIRED:
FIN 601 Derivatives
FIN 800 Ethics in Finance
FIN 801 Financial Risk Management
MTH 700 Financial Mathematics I
MTH 800 Financial Mathematics II

OPEN ELECTIVES: Three courses from Open Elective Table.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

Full-Time, Five-Year Co-Op Program

Fifth Semester (Offered in Fall Term Only)

REQUIRED:
MTH 500 Introduction to Stochastic Processes
MTH 501 Numerical Analysis I

OPEN ELECTIVES: Two courses from Open Elective Table.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Sixth Semester (Offered in Winter Term Only)

REQUIRED:
MTH 600 Computational Methods In Mathematics
MTH 712 Partial Differential Equations

OPEN ELECTIVES: Two courses from Open Elective Table.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

Curriculum last offered 2021-2022 to students admitted Fall 2017 and before.

REQUIRED:
FIN 601 Derivatives
FIN 800 Ethics in Finance
FIN 801 Financial Risk Management
MTH 700 Financial Mathematics I
MTH 719 Applied Linear Algebra
MTH 800 Financial Mathematics II

OPEN ELECTIVES: Two courses from Open Elective Table.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

Revised curriculum begins 2022-2023 for students admitted Fall 2018 and after.

REQUIRED:
FIN 601 Derivatives
FIN 800 Ethics in Finance
FIN 801 Financial Risk Management
MTH 700 Financial Mathematics I
MTH 800 Financial Mathematics II

OPEN ELECTIVES: Three courses from Open Elective Table.

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

Semester Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Fall Study Study Study WKT 605 Study
Winter Study Study WKT 505 Study Study
Spring/Summer Free WKT 405 WKT 506 WKT 606 Graduation