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Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management

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A strong quantitative background is essential for success in the financial analysis and risk management areas. The escalating use of financial derivatives for both hedging and speculation, new governance and banking regulations, and more complex reporting requirements are increasing the demand for professionals with the mathematical background necessary to understand the broad impact these issues can have.

The Faculty of Mathematics is proud to offer this plan, which is designed for students who are interested in working in finance, banking, insurance, or industrial firms in financial analysis or risk management. The two specializations available, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Professional Risk Management (PRM), provide excellent preparation for the required professional examinations necessary for those designations.

Both the Mathematics/CFA and Mathematics/PRM specialization plans are restricted-enrolment plans. Most of the students enrolled in these plans are admitted at the Year One level directly into the Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management admission category. In 3A, students must select the specific specialization of their choice.


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