In total, the Financial Mathematics degree requires the successful completion of 1250 units. (A full-quarter course is 100 units, with courses that take place in the first-half or second-half of the quarter being 50 units.)
The Financial Mathematics program allows students to spend 15 months (5 quarters) of study at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, finance, economics and computer science. Within our curriculum, courses are organized by quarter, with the fall quarter focusing on the mathematical foundations of the subject and an introduction to financial markets. The winter and spring quarters focus on topics such as statistical risk management, regression analysis, portfolio theory and applications of the mathematical theory of option pricing, as well as fixed income and foreign exchange derivatives. In summer quarter students can opt to receive practical training through Project Lab or an internship. The final fall quarter rounds off the degree with a variety of elective courses. Because the concepts introduced build upon each other, part-time students should expect to take more foundational courses first, followed by the more advanced and applied courses.