Mathematical and Computational Finance (BA/BSc)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Why study Mathematical and Computational Finance?
If you’re a problem solver, have great math skills and a keen interest in financial markets, you’ll thrive in Mathematical and Computational Finance, a field where these skills and interests intersect. Mathematical finance analysts apply their knowledge of mathematics, statistics, probability and financial theory to assess market forces and minimize risk and maximize profitability.
As a student, you’ll study mathematics, statistics, probability, economics and computer science along with finance and management at the John Molson School of Business. Specialized courses in Mathematical and Computational Finance will give you many opportunities to practise applying mathematics to finance.
You will also:
- Learn the computational and modelling techniques used to price tradable assets such as bonds, securities, loans, energy and associated derivatives
- Learn to create, model, price, hedge and trade innovative financial products
- Develop an analytical and strategic eye for managing the risk associated with complex financial transactions
This program is designed for students who wish to begin a career in quantitative finance after graduation, or those who plan to pursue graduate studies in financial engineering or mathematical finance.
A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Specialization in Mathematical and Computational Finance (90 credits)
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.
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- Options and Futures
- Mathematical and Computational Finance I and II
- Analysis of Markets
- Time Series and Forecasting
Consult the Undergraduate Calendar for a complete list of current courses.
The Co-op program gives you the chance to do paid work terms with financial institutions and other firms. As a Co-op student, you may work on:
- Risk analysis
- Model validation and vetting
- Derivatives analysis
Please note that you may apply for the Co-op option after completing your first academic term.
Mathematical and Computational Finance alumni may find employment in banks, investment firms, hedge funds, energy companies, government and other businesses. Graduates pursue careers in fields such as:
- Financial engineering
- Quantitative modelling and risk management
- Portfolio management
- Trading (equities, options, futures, interest rates, fixed income, currency, commodities, energy, credit)
- Algorithmic and high frequency trading
- Investment banking