Our minor in mathematical finance provides the skills required to pursue professional certifications in finance and serves as a quantitative foundation for a career in finance. Students pursuing the minor enhance their understanding of the investment side of finance, corporate treasury operations and risk management.
The interdisciplinary minor, offered by the Department of Business and Economics and Department of Mathematical Sciences, combines core mathematical coursework with a financial management framework for an in-depth study of theoretical and applied problems arising in corporate finance, portfolio analysis and risk management, as well as personal financial planning. The program offers students the opportunity to hone their mathematical skills and explore a wide range of analytical tools, theories and financial models that underscore best practices in the financial industry.
Life After Salve
Careers in financial management offer exciting opportunities for advancement and professional growth. The minor in mathematical finance provides students with the discipline and skills required to obtain financial certifications that will enhance potential in a competitive market. Students may choose from a vast number of career trajectories, including finance, banking, government, investment groups, risk management, real estate development and more.
Possible careers include: Actuary, asset manager, financial analyst, investment analyst, marketing research, quantitative researcher, risk control manager or statistician.
Possible certifications include:
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
- Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)
- Chartered Portfolio Manager (CTM)
- Chartered Asset Manager (CAM)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
- Certified Risk Analyst (CRA)
- Certified Credit Analyst (CCA)
Prospective mathematics majors and their families often ask what careers are available other than teaching. While they may know that mathematics provides them with the background needed to pursue careers in technical fields such as actuarial science, it is not always apparent that mathematics can be applied in the business arena. Our mathematical finance minor provides mathematics majors with the requisite academic background in quantitatively-based finance to pursue appropriate professional certifications for career paths in corporate finance and investment advisory positions.
Dr. William Stout, professor