Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management

Program description

Be the first to earn a degree in Financial Analysis or Risk Management from the Faculty of Mathematics and have it become your greatest asset. Combine courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science with corporate finance, asset pricing, micro- and macroeconomics and other business-related courses to gain a thorough grounding in Financial Analysis or Risk Management in this exciting new program. Financial analysts use data and information in a company’s financial statements for valuation, credit risk assessment, management compensation, investment, and other economic decisions. This program will also help you prepare for the highly desirable Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, administered by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFAI). Many of the business industry’s most sought-after positions require the mathematical and risk management skills that this program combines. The profile of risk managers is higher than ever, and their roles within the corporate structure are varied and interesting. The increasing focus on credit, operational, market and financial risk management means that graduates from this program will have a wide range of opportunities. This program will help you to prepare for the popular PRM designation offered through the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA). The PRM is considered to be an indispensable credential for financial risk managers.

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University of Waterloo

Faculty of Mathematics


Four years (regular) or five years (co-op)

Credential awarded

Bachelor degree in Financial Analysis or Risk Management

Program contact
    Brent Matheson, Math/Financial Analysis and Risk Management Program Director/Advisor
    Telephone: 519-888-4567 x37212
    Office: M3 2006
    Email:  bmatheson@waterl

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