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Core Courses


Semester One Core Requirements (Fall)

  • Capital Investment Economic Analysis** (ISE 711)
  • Fundamentals of Statistical Inference I (ST 501)*
  • Options and Derivatives Pricing (FIM/ECG/MA/MBA 528)
  • Career Development for Quants, a Seminar (FIM 500)

Semester Two Core Requirements (Spring)

  • Financial Mathematics (MA 547)
  • Fundamentals of Statistical Inference II (ST 502)
  • Monte Carlo Methods for Financial Mathematics (FIM/MA 548).
  • Seminar in Financial Mathematics (FIM 601)


  • Internship in Financial Mathematics (FIM 650), or
  • Project in Financial Mathematics (FIM 675)

    Semester Three Core Requirement (Fall)

    • Computational Methods in Economics and Finance (ECG 766)
    • Seminar in Financial Mathematics (FIM 601)

    *Alternatives to ST 501 are MA/ST 546 and ST 521
    ** ISE 711 may be replaced by an elective if a challenge exam is passed.

    Core classes must be passed with a grade of B or better

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