Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Mathematics and Finance

Are you fascinated by the seemingly random movement of stock prices?  Have you ever wondered if such movements could be modelled and simulated?  Would a mathematical model allow us to make conclusions about the risk of trading strategies?  If you are intrigued by such questions, one of our programs in Mathematics and Finance is the right choice for you.  Our programs provide you with the background in mathematics and finance needed to study these questions.  Since this is an interdisciplinary area whose understanding requires a broad education, the programs also include courses from statistics, economics, accounting, and operations management.

A degree in Mathematics and Finance provides a solid foundation for careers in the financial industry and graduate studies in financial engineering and mathematical finance.  Graduates of our program can apply mathematical and statistical techniques to analyze financial products and manage financial risk.  They find employment in all areas where quantitative skills combined with financial understanding are required, for example at banks and investment firms in areas such as development of trading strategies, portfolio analysis, and risk management.

Graduates of our program also are well positioned to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation, to become accredited as a professional actuary, or to acquire professional certification in risk management.

Students enter one of our programs in Mathematics and Finance in their second or third year.  These are quota programs, meaning that only a limited number of students can be registered in these programs, and admission therefore is competitive.

Degree options in Mathematics and Finance are as follows:

Honors in Mathematics and Finance (Calendar section 194.10.11)

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Specialization in Mathematics and Finance (Calendar section 194.10.12)