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Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance Postbaccalaureate Certificate

School of Mathematics
College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Director of Graduate Studies, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 127 Vincent Hall, 206 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-6391; fax: 612-624-6702)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 14
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance PBacc Cert
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The postbaccalaureate certificate in fundamentals of quantitative finance (FQF) is a 14-credit certificate with four required courses. The certificate is good preparation for the master of financial mathematics (M.F.M.) degree program.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Prerequisites for Admission
A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. university or foreign equivalent. The minimum undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Applicants should have a good background in mathematics, but not necessarily at the level of a mathematics major. In particular, all applicants must have taken at least three semesters of college calculus, covering two semesters of single variable calculus and an additional semester of either multivariable calculus or linear algebra.
Special Application Requirements:
Applications are accepted for fall semester only. The application deadline is May 15. Additional information is available at http://www.math.umn.edu/finmath/admission_requirements/
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Students must complete four courses in Financial Mathematics for 14 credits.
Required Courses
FM 5001 - Preparation for Financial Mathematics I (3.0 cr)
FM 5002 - Preparation for Financial Mathematics II (3.0 cr)
FM 5091 - Computation, Algorithms, and Coding in Finance I (4.0 cr)
FM 5092 - Computation, Algorithms, and Coding in Finance II (4.0 cr)
 
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FM 5001 - Preparation for Financial Mathematics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mathematics needed for MFM program. prereq: Grad MFM major or MFM program director approval
FM 5002 - Preparation for Financial Mathematics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematics needed for MFM program. prereq: 5001, program director approval
FM 5091 - Computation, Algorithms, and Coding in Finance I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Implements popular finance models and numerical techniques using mainstream computational tools/languages. prereq: Grad MFM major, program director approval
FM 5092 - Computation, Algorithms, and Coding in Finance II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Implements popular finance models and numerical techniques using mainstream computational tools/languages. prereq: 5091, grad MFM major, program director approval