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Rigorous Requirements

Quantitative Finance requirements constitute a very high level of academic rigor. Both initial and on-going academic performance requirements are greater than for any major area of study.
At a minimum, successful candidates are required to complete

  • 22 credit hours of mathematical/statistical coursework
  • 21 hours of finance/accounting coursework
  • 14 hours of economics coursework
  • 3 hours of computer programming coursework

Most successful candidates will complete mathematics/statistics and accounting coursework in excess of the minimum required. The program is designed for students with strong academic credentials and a genuine interest in analytical work. The mathematics/statistics requirement can be met either by achieving a GPA of 2.70 in the three calculus courses or by achieving a GPA of 3.0 in the five mathematics/statistics courses. Candidates must achieve a GPA of 3.0 for all courses applied to the certificate.