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Degree Requirements

Thesis:

For the Thesis stream, students are normally required to take AMOD 5210H, 5310H, 5320H, and one of 5220H, 5230H or 5240H, in addition to the two seminar courses AMOD 5901H and 5902H.

Students are required to submit and be examined on a research thesis supervised by one of the core faculty of the program. Selection of the research topic is made by the student together with her/his supervisor and graduate supervisory committee (typically three core faculty members including the supervisor). About two thirds of the work towards the degree is represented by a thesis research project. Most candidates will spend up to two years to complete, submit and be examined on a thesis describing their research.

 

Financial Analytics:

The course-based option for Financial Analytics  requires two courses from the following: Foundations of Modelling, Statistical Aspects of Modelling, Mathematical Aspects of Modelling, Computational Aspects of Modelling, four courses from the following: Mathematical Finance, Portfolio Theory and Risk Management, Financial Econometrics, Linear Programming, Numerical Methods, Financial Management; a seminar presentation and completion of a research paper.

 

Big Data Analytics:

The course-based option for Big Data Analytics requires three courses from the following selection: Foundations of Modelling, Statistical Aspects of Modelling, Mathematical Aspects of Modelling, Computational Aspects of Modelling, Introduction to Data Analytics with R; four courses from the following selection: Data Visualization, High Performance Computing, Data Mining, Introduction to Databases, Big Data; a seminar presentation and completion of a research paper.