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
Investment Management
Financial Derivatives
International Financial Markets and Cryptocurrencies
Fixed Income Securities
Data Science for Finance
Behavioral 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
Total Course Units19

Core requirements must be completed or waived.


A total of 4 course units of major electives must be completed.


If FNCE 7050 is used to replace FNCE 6110 as a core requirement, it will not count towards the elective requirements. 

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 6110Responsibility in Global Management0.5
or LGST 6120 Responsibility in Business
or LGST 6130 Business, Social Responsibility, and the Environment
MGEC 6110Microeconomics for Managers: Foundations0.5
MGEC 6120Microeconomics for Managers: Advanced Applications0.5
MGMT 6100Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership0.5
MGMT 6110Managing Established Enterprises1
or MGMT 6120 Management of Emerging Enterprises
MKTG 6110Marketing Management0.5
MKTG 6120Dynamic Marketing Strategy0.5
or MKTG 6130 Strategic Marketing Simulation
Select one unit of the following:0.5-1
Quality and Productivity
Business Analytics
Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm
Operations Strategy
Enabling Technologies
Managerial Decision Making
STAT 6130Regression Analysis for Business 21
or STAT 6210 Accelerated Regression Analysis for Business
Management Communication
WHCP 6110Management Communication0.25
Select one of the following:0.25
Advanced Persuasive Speaking
Communication Challenges for Entrepreneurs:
Persuasive Writing for Business Leaders
Total Course Units9.5

Students cannot enroll in both FNCE 6210 and FNCE 6230.


STAT 6210 is by placement only.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.