Mathematics BA - Financial Mathematics Concentration
Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Department
NEW Concentration for Fall 2014!
Financial Mathematics sometimes called Computational Finance or Financial Engineering is a relatively new area of mathematics that provides the necessary theory and tools for financial analysts who are also known in the financial industry as quants. Financial analysts work for financial institutions, pension funds, and insurance companies. They advise businesses and individuals on making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.
With the rapid advances in financial markets grew the demand for analytically skilled quants able to understand pricing models for derivatives and other sophisticated securities.
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of financial analysts is expected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. A growing range of financial products and increasing complexity of investment portfolios are expected to lead to strong employment growth. Additionally, newly emerging markets in developing regions are providing new investment opportunities, which in turn require expertise in geographic regions where those markets are located.
Laila Khreisat, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics Computer Science and Physics
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-ZN2-02
Madison, NJ 07940
ZEN 250, Room 257