FiveQuarter Track
Fulltime students following the fivequarter track complete the Financial Mathematics curriculum in five quarters, or 15 months. All students, whether full or parttime, begin the Program in the first autumn quarter. Parttime students, on average, complete the Program in two to three academic years. The Program must be completed within four academic years.
Courses are distributed as follows*
Quarter 
Required Courses 
Electives 
Autumn Q1 
100 unit courses Statistical Risk Management Mathematical Foundations of Option Pricing Computing for Finance I (possible to test out of course series through placement exam; cannot be taken for elective credits) 50 unit course Introduction to Finance and Markets (possible to test out through placement exam; cannot be taken for elective credits) 
100 unit elective Topics in Economics 25 unit elective Financial Mathematics Practicum 
Winter Q2 
100 unit courses Stochastic Calculus Numerical Methods Computing for Finance II (required if series is required; cannot be taken for elective credits) 50 unit courses Portfolio Theory and Risk Management I Portfolio Theory and Risk Management II 
50 unit elective Project Lab** 25 unit elective Financial Mathematics Practicum** 
Spring Q3 
100 unit courses Regression Analysis and Quantitative Trading Strategies Fixed Income Derivatives Computing for Finance III (required if series is required; can be used toward elective credits) 50 unit course Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Derivatives 
100 unit elective Financial Time Series @ Chicago Booth 50 unit elective Project Lab** 25 unit elective Financial Mathematics Practicum** 
Summer Q4 

50 unit elective Project Lab** 25 unit elective Financial Mathematics Practicum** 
Autumn Q5 

100 unit electives Case Studies of Implementations in Computational Finance Data Analysis for Finance and Statistics 50 unit electives Mathematical Market Microstructure: An Optimization Approach for Dynamic Inventory Management and Market Maker Quoting Mathematical Market Microstructure without Rationality Assumptions Applied Algorithmic Trading Regulatory and Compliance Requirements for Financial Institutions Project Lab** 25 unit elective Financial Mathematics Practicum** 
The minimum required units for degree completion will be 1100, while the maximum required will be 1350. The precise requirements depend on results of placement exams and immigration status.
Students take all required courses, plus 350 elective units.
*Please note that course listings in the above curriculum are subject to change.
**Students are not allowed to enroll in Financial Mathematics Practicum and Project Lab simultaneously in any quarter.