Quantitative Finance, MBA

This major focuses on the application of advanced quantitative and computational tools in the finance industry. It prepares students for a professional career in the quantitative modeling of financial markets. Students majoring in Quantitative Finance are ideally suited for careers in asset management firms or in financial modeling in a broad range of firms.


A minimum of 19 course units is required for graduation.

Major electives taken on a pass/fail basis cannot be counted toward the Quantitative Finance major.

This major cannot be taken in conjunction with the general Finance (FNCE) major.

Quantitative Finance Major Requirements
Core Requirements 1
Corporate Finance
Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment
Microeconomics for Managers: Foundations
Microeconomics for Managers: Advanced Applications
Select 3-4 course units from the following: 23-4
Financial Derivatives
International Financial Markets
Investment Management 3
Fixed Income Securities
Data Science for Finance
Foundations of Asset Pricing
Financial Engineering
Select up to 1 course unit of the following:1
Financial Disclosure Analytics
Introduction to Empirical Methods in Finance
Mathematical Modeling and its Application in Finance
Stochastic Processes
Forecasting Methods for Management
Select 5.5 course units of electives5.5
MBA Core Requirements9.5

MBA Core Requirements

Select one of the following:0.5-1
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting
Finance 1
Corporate Finance
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance (Half CU)
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment
Macroeconomics and The Global Economic Environment (Half CU)
Legal Studies
LGST 611Responsibility in Global Management0.5
or LGST 612 Responsibility in Business
MGEC 611Microeconomics for Managers: Foundations0.5
MGEC 612Microeconomics for Managers: Advanced Applications0.5
MGMT 610Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership0.5
MGMT 611Managing Established Enterprises1
or MGMT 612 Management of Emerging Enterprises
MKTG 611Marketing Management0.5
MKTG 612Dynamic Marketing Strategy0.5
or MKTG 613 Strategic Marketing Simulation
OIDD 611Quality and Productivity0.5
or OIDD 615 Operations Strategy
Select one of the following: 20.5
Quality and Productivity
Business Analytics
Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm
Operations Strategy
STAT 613Regression Analysis for Business 31
or STAT 621 Accelerated Regression Analysis for Business
Management Communication
WHCP 611Management Communication0.25
Select one of the following:0.25
Advanced Persuasive Speaking
Communication Challenges for Entrepreneurs: "Pitching your Business"
Persuasive Writing for Business Leaders
Total Course Units9.5

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.