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Financial Mathematics (BA)


 waterloo

Laurier’s Financial Mathematics program is structured to teach you mathematics and its financial applications at the same time. Our core courses cover many topics that are fundamental to financial mathematics, including calculus, real analysis, linear algebra and geometry, differential equations, numerical analysis, optimization, probability theory and statistics, stochastic processes, and stochastic calculus.

You will obtain extensive experience solving real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management in our math labs, where you will use appropriate mathematical and statistical software.

Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) program focuses on how mathematics is connected with social science and business. You also have the opportunity to complete an option in management. We also offer a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Financial Mathematics.


Program Highlights

  • You have the option to concentrate in specific areas of mathematics and applied mathematics, or take a wide range of courses.
  • Our program will give you experience solving real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management in our math labs, where you will use mathematical and statistical software.
  • Our Mathematics Assistance Centre can help you with your assignments and exam preparation.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Multivariate Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Game Theory
  • Actuarial Mathematics

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors at 75%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Careers

Employers looking for people with the skills and the knowledge to analyze problems and develop new products highly value graduates with a Financial Mathematics degree. Our graduates find employment opportunities in:

  • major banks and investment firms
  • insurance companies
  • software design and utility industries
  • universities and research institutes
  • government agencies and ministries

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