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Finance courses cover a variety of topics. These courses may be used to complement the work that undergraduate and graduate students are doing in their mainstream classes. Finance courses and programs could also be used by professionals to enhance career opportunities and provide continuing education credits.

What is a course in financial mathematics? These courses are often used to introduce or reinforce topics such as probability and the use of martingales, binomial pricing models, stochastic calculus, and finance terminology. Mathematical concepts are studied with a focus on concrete financial problems, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, discrete processes, and financial computations and simulations.

These courses are beneficial to both students and professionals. Students might use the courses to supplement topics learned during their typical undergraduate curriculum. Graduate students benefit when they add certain areas of specialization to their resumes. Professionals use the courses to improve their career prospects.

The costs of attending one of these courses can be quite different from one school to another. This is particularly true because the courses are provided by educational institutions around the world. To get accurate facts concerning tuition and related fees, contact the schools of interest directly.

Graduates with degrees in financial math may find job opportunities with brokerage firms, banks, or insurance companies. They are often employed by government agencies or on Wall Street. Although many of the job opportunities are found in a traditional office setting, some jobs are available with other industries, such as agriculture, marketing, and construction. Completion of a single course won’t qualify you for these job opportunities, but when coupled with a traditional degree, the course can give you an edge over other applicants.

For more information about the available courses, review the program listing and use the lead form to get in touch with your chosen schools. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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7 Results in Financial Mathematics

Department of Mathematics University of York - Online Programs

Stochastic Interest Rates covers practical topics such as calibration, numerical implementation and model limitations in detail. The authors provide numerous exercises an ... [+]

The courses are based on 8 books from the "Mastering Mathematical Finance" (MMF) series published by Cambridge University Press. There are 8 individual courses - each covering the contents of one of the books.

Delivery is by means of one-to-one tutorials conducted via Skype by the authors and editors of the series, and regular coursework.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are designed to meet the continuing professional development and training needs of:

Finance or IT professionals working in quantitative finance and risk management Individuals seeking a career change, managers who need to keep abreast with progress in these fields Prospective students who would like to prepare for entry to relevant postgraduate degree programmes Pre-sessional course ... [-]
United Kingdom York
August 2019
Part-time
4 - 8 months
Online
Department of Mathematics University of York - Online Programs

Driven by concrete computational problems in quantitative finance, this book provides aspiring quant developers with the numerical techniques and programming skills they ... [+]

The courses are based on 8 books from the "Mastering Mathematical Finance" (MMF) series published by Cambridge University Press. There are 8 individual courses - each covering the contents of one of the books.

Delivery is by means of one-to-one tutorials conducted via Skype by the authors and editors of the series, and regular coursework.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are designed to meet the continuing professional development and training needs of:

Finance or IT professionals working in quantitative finance and risk management Individuals seeking a career change, managers who need to keep abreast with progress in these fields Prospective students who would like to prepare for entry to relevant postgraduate degree programmes Pre-sessional course ... [-]
United Kingdom York
August 2019
Part-time
4 - 8 months
Online
Department of Mathematics University of York - Online Programs

The Black–Scholes option pricing model is the first and by far the best-known continuous-time mathematical model used in mathematical finance. Here, it provides a suffici ... [+]

The courses are based on 8 books from the "Mastering Mathematical Finance" (MMF) series published by Cambridge University Press. There are 8 individual courses - each covering the contents of one of the books.

Delivery is by means of one-to-one tutorials conducted via Skype by the authors and editors of the series, and regular coursework.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are designed to meet the continuing professional development and training needs of:

Finance or IT professionals working in quantitative finance and risk management Individuals seeking a career change, managers who need to keep abreast with progress in these fields Prospective students who would like to prepare for entry to relevant postgraduate degree programmes Pre-sessional course ... [-]
United Kingdom York
August 2019
Part-time
4 - 8 months
Online
Department of Mathematics University of York - Online Programs

The authors study the Wiener process and Itô integrals in some detail, with a focus on results needed for the Black–Scholes option pricing model. After developing the req ... [+]

The courses are based on 8 books from the "Mastering Mathematical Finance" (MMF) series published by Cambridge University Press. There are 8 individual courses - each covering the contents of one of the books.

Delivery is by means of one-to-one tutorials conducted via Skype by the authors and editors of the series, and regular coursework.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are designed to meet the continuing professional development and training needs of:

Finance or IT professionals working in quantitative finance and risk management Individuals seeking a career change, managers who need to keep abreast with progress in these fields Prospective students who would like to prepare for entry to relevant postgraduate degree programmes Pre-sessional course ... [-]
United Kingdom York
August 2019
Part-time
4 - 8 months
Online
Department of Mathematics University of York - Online Programs

It provides a clear treatment of the scope and limitations of mean-variance portfolio theory and introduces popular modern risk measures. Proofs are given in detail, assu ... [+]

The courses are based on 8 books from the "Mastering Mathematical Finance" (MMF) series published by Cambridge University Press. There are 8 individual courses - each covering the contents of one of the books.

Delivery is by means of one-to-one tutorials conducted via Skype by the authors and editors of the series, and regular coursework.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are designed to meet the continuing professional development and training needs of:

Finance or IT professionals working in quantitative finance and risk management Individuals seeking a career change, managers who need to keep abreast with progress in these fields Prospective students who would like to prepare for entry to relevant postgraduate degree programmes Pre-sessional course ... [-]
United Kingdom York
August 2019
Part-time
4 - 8 months
Online
Department of Mathematics University of York - Online Programs

Relatively elementary mathematics leads to powerful notions and techniques - such as viability, completeness, self-financing and replicating strategies, arbitrage and equ ... [+]

The courses are based on 8 books from the "Mastering Mathematical Finance" (MMF) series published by Cambridge University Press. There are 8 individual courses - each covering the contents of one of the books.

Delivery is by means of one-to-one tutorials conducted via Skype by the authors and editors of the series, and regular coursework.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are designed to meet the continuing professional development and training needs of:

Finance or IT professionals working in quantitative finance and risk management Individuals seeking a career change, managers who need to keep abreast with progress in these fields Prospective students who would like to prepare for entry to relevant postgraduate degree programmes Pre-sessional course ... [-]
United Kingdom York
August 2019
Part-time
4 - 8 months
Online
Department of Mathematics University of York - Online Programs

Students and instructors alike will benefit from this rigorous, unfussy text, which keeps a clear focus on the basic probabilistic concepts required for an understanding ... [+]

The courses are based on 8 books from the "Mastering Mathematical Finance" (MMF) series published by Cambridge University Press. There are 8 individual courses - each covering the contents of one of the books.

Delivery is by means of one-to-one tutorials conducted via Skype by the authors and editors of the series, and regular coursework.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are designed to meet the continuing professional development and training needs of:

Finance or IT professionals working in quantitative finance and risk management Individuals seeking a career change, managers who need to keep abreast with progress in these fields Prospective students who would like to prepare for entry to relevant postgraduate degree programmes Pre-sessional course ... [-]
United Kingdom York
August 2019
Part-time
4 - 8 months
Online