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About Financial Mathematics at Laurier

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
  • analysis
  • linear algebra
  • differential equations
  • numerical analysis
  • optimization
  • probability theory and statistics
  • stochastic processes
  • 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.

About the Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics

Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) program is focused on how mathematics is connected with natural, physical and computer sciences. You’ll have the opportunity to complete one or two minors in science subjects.

For example, the concentration in Computational Finance (see below), enhanced with additional courses in Computer Science, will teach you advanced numerical techniques pertinent to financial and risk management problems and will help prepare you for a future career as a quantitative analyst.

We also offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Financial Mathematics, which focuses on how mathematics is connected with social science and business.

Concentrate Your Studies

You can select elective courses in mathematics and statistics within six optional concentrations:

  • Analysis and Geometry
  • Discrete Mathematics and Algebra
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistics and Data Analytics
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Computational Finance

You also have the opportunity to complete an option in Management.

Put Learning into Practice

Every year, a few top undergraduate students receive a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). A USRA enables you to work for one term, usually the summer, as a research assistant to a professor. It is meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering and to help you gain research experience.

The Mathematics department also hires undergraduate Laurier students as instructional assistants for laboratory sessions and as markers and/or proctors.


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