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Financial Mathematics


  The objective for undergraduates majoring in financial mathematics is to cultivate high-level, applied and interdisciplinary financial talents who possess good professional ethics, solid theoretical basis of financial mathematics, superior abilities in data processing and computer programming, high level of foreign languages as well as innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, and are able to engage in financial data processing, model analysis, quantitative investment and risk management in all kinds of financial institutions, and to lay a theoretical foundation for them to pursue postgraduate studies.


Part I: Requirements of length of schooling, degree awarding and graduate credits

  1. Length of schooling: 4 years. Elastic length of schooling is implemented in accordance with the credit system management mechanism.

  2. Academic degree: Students who have completed the major requirements of the undergraduate program will be awarded the Bachelor’s degree of Economics.

  3. Minimum required credits: The minimum required credits for undergraduates majoring in financial mathematics are 148.5 (see part five for specified requirements).


Part II: Major Disciplines

  First-level discipline: Economics


Part Ⅲ: Main Courses

  Foundational core courses: Mathematical Analysis I&II&III, Linear Algebra I&II, Ordinary Differential Equations A, Theory of Functions of a Real Variable, Probability Theory, Mathematical Statistics, Applied Stochastic Processes, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics, Security Investments, Financial Economics, Models and Pricing of Financial Derivatives, Asset Pricing and Risk Management, and etc.


Part Ⅳ: Main Practical Teaching Links

  Undergraduate Thesis/Project, Research Projects and Internship, etc.


PartⅤ:Course structure and the minimum required credit distribution


  Scheme 1: Taking courses in Mathematical Analysis series

    GE Required Courses: 60.5 credits (including Linear Algebra I and excluding Calculus I & II)

    GE Elective Courses: 10 credits

    Major Foundational Courses: 14 credits (credits of Linear Algebra I are included in GE Required Courses)

    Major Core Courses: 45 credits

    Major Elective Courses: 9 credits

    Practical Course: 10 credits

    The minimum required credits for graduation add up to 148.5.


  Scheme 2: Taking courses in Calculus series

    GE Required Courses: 68.5 credits (including Calculus I & II and Linear Algebra I)

    GE Elective Courses: 10 credits

    Major Foundational Courses: 4 credits (4 credits of Linear Algebra II are included)

    Major Core Courses: 45 credits

    Major Elective Courses: 11 credits

    Practical Courses: 10 credits

    The minimum required credits for graduation add up to 148.5.

    Note: Credits of required courses exclude practical courses credits, but include that of laboratory courses of theory courses.