THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE TRACK: CURRICULUM
The Quantitative Finance track curriculum is focused around advanced Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, and Economics. Courses in computer programming are also required and encouraged.
For the specific courses required in the Quantitative Finance track, please see the requirements page.
Upon completion of the Quantitative Finance certificate program, each student will have completed:
- 22 hours of mathematics
- 25 hours of finance and accounting
- 13 hours of economics
- 3 hours of programming
The courseloads listed above are minimums. We encourage our students to take as many additional challenging courses as possible in these areas, especially Accounting. Because the requirements for our program are oftentimes roughly equivalent to majors or minors in these areas, many of our students decide to add these areas as second majors and minors.
In order to combine the various skills of each area, our program has created a final Mathematical Finance course. This enables students to utilize their strong mathematical education in the context of finance and economics.
Program requirements are extensive and challenging. Students must meet two separate GPA requirements. First, the overall GPA for all courses applied to certificate requirements must be at least 3.000. In addition, students must meet a requirement specifically for mathematics and statistics courses applied to certificate requirements. This requirement can be met one of two ways, either by achieving a GPA of 2.92 or greater in calculus courses or a GPA of 3.000 or greater in the six mathematics and statistics courses required for the certificate. Most students will begin study during the freshman year and continue throughout their undergraduate career.