Mathematical Finance

Develop the in-demand expertise and skills needed to succeed in the growing mathematical science sector

Mathematical finance is a dynamic new branch of mathematics. Now, more than ever, there is strong demand from top financial institutions for mathematics graduates with specialized knowledge. To help meet this need, enter this new specialization for mathematics majors at Trent. Dive in and develop your mathematical modelling, data analysis, and computational skills using statistics, linear programming, and stochastic processes. You’ll learn how best to apply these techniques to finance and investment strategy and market models.

Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for a single-major Honours degree in Mathematics may apply for a Specialization in Mathematical Finance, if they have also successfully completed the following 6.5 credits:

  • 5.0 MATH credits consisting of MATH 2150H, 2180H, 2560H, 3150H, 3160H, 3350H, 3510H, 3560H, 3570H, and 4510H
  • 1.5 ECON credits consisting of ECON 1010H, 1020H, and 3020H


  • The following courses are recommended: COIS 1020H, MATH 4120H, MATH 4560H.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough


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  • Financial Auditor
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  • Financial Analyst
  • Banker
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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