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Financial Analytics M.Sc.: Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods

Part of the prestigious School of Graduate Studies at Trent University, the Financial Analytics M.Sc. is a new stream in the program of Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods.

The Financial Analytics Stream is a Master’s of Science degree focusing on the theories and techniques of financial analysis. A professional program of as little as 12 months in length, this exciting new stream prepares graduates for dynamic careers in the growing and evolving financial sector through in-depth study of:

  • Mathematical Finance
  • Portfolio and Risk Management
  • Linear Programming
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Financial Management

Career-Ready in the Financial Sector

Graduates of this program are uniquely prepared for success in: equity analysis, financial forecasting, investment banking, commercial banking, corporate planning, portfolio management, pension fund management and the broad range of increasing opportunities in the financial sector.

Trent Graduate Studies Learning Environment

Classes take place on Trent’s architecturally-renowned Peterborough Campus with access to leading-edge technology and computational resources. State-of-the-art learning facilities in intimate class settings are enhanced by sweeping views of the Otonabee River. The new “library of the future” in the Bata Research and Innovation Centre and the Trent University Research and Innovation Park currently under development promise opportunities to connect with entrepreneurial initiatives in a nexus for academic and business connections.

Students will experience a combination of independent and collaborative learning experiences.


Financial Analytics Courses are divided into modules of learning that provide a broad base of knowledge with in-depth analysis and skills development.

Mathematical Finance (AMOD 5520H)
Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives
Stochastic Processes
Derivative Asset Pricing Models

Portfolio and Risk Management (AMOD 5530H)
Fixed Income Analysis
Portfolio Optimization and Capital Asset Pricing
Analysis and Management

Linear Programming (AMOD 5510H)
Simplex Method, Duality, and Integer Programming
Sensitivity Analysis
Game Theory

Financial Econometrics
Time Series, Vector Error Correction, and Vector Autoregressive Models

Numerical Methods
Finite Difference Methods
Multi-Step, Iterative, and Adaptive Methods
Systems, Stability, and Convergence

Financial Management
Financial Planning and Control
Capital Budgeting
Dividend and Growth Strategies

Degree Requirements for the Financial Analytics Stream:

  • two courses from the following selection: Foundations of Modelling, Statistical Aspects of Modelling, Mathematical Aspects of Modelling, Computational Aspects of Modelling
  • four courses from the following selection: Mathematical Finance, Portfolio Theory and Risk Management, Financial Econometrics, Linear Programming, Numerical Methods, Financial Management
  • research paper
  • seminar presentation

Applicants from People's Republic of China

Residents of the People’s Republic of China who may benefit from the assistance of an educational agent are encouraged to contact Trent University's exclusive agent for the Financial Analytics Stream - Can-Zhong International Education Consulting Services Ltd. Contact them directly for application deadlines and procedures.

Can-Zhong International Education Consulting Services Ltd.

Shanghai Office (or partner agency)
Rm. 1606, 16th Floor
Jingde Building No. 319 Changde Road
Shanghai, China
tel: 021 6218 6078 or 021 6218 4612
email: can8@canzhong.cn

Vancouver Office
​1251 W 16th Street,
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7P 1R5
Tel. No: 604-987-1448

E-mail: fwang56@hotmail.com or info@canzhong.com
Website: www.canzhong.com 


Degree Type

  • M.Sc.