If you’d like to apply your interest in mathematics to the field of finance, this specialty is for you. Mathematical finance is concerned with using powerful mathematical modeling to better understand and predict financial markets, the analysis of portfolio risk, and the pricing of financial derivatives. It is one of the newest specialties within business.
Students who specialize in Mathematical Finance have a wide range of career opportunities, including money management, banking, financial planning, real estate, and insurance.
Specialization courses include:
- FIN 332: Investment Analysis
- MATH 431: Probability & Stats w/ Applications I
- MATH 434: Intro to Mathematical Finance
- Elective. Choose one below:
- FIN 313: Financial Modeling in Excel
- FIN 337: Options & Futures
- FIN 342: Financial Markets & Institutions
- FIN 389: International Corporate Finance
- FIN 391: Money, Banking, & Financial Crisis
- FIN 491: Special Topics in Finance
- ECON 338: Financial Modeling, Options, and Futures
Students must also complete the core university requirements, specific to their major, in order to complete their degree. Business students are required to complete courses which include: philosophy, theology, humanities, literature, writing and composition, and free electives.