Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
School of Business
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall, Room B4163
301 W. Main Street
Richmond VA 23284
Telephone: (804) 828-1620
Fax: (804) 828-3972
The program provides quantitatively oriented students the opportunity to apply mathematical, statistical and programming tools to the financial, risk management and actuarial disciplines. Designed to meet the growing need for quantitative modeling and analysis in finance, risk management and actuarial science, the program is technical and interdisciplinary in nature. The curriculum emphasizes courses in finance, statistics and mathematics, with supporting courses in related areas.The financial engineering track students may choose to continue their education by enrolling in master’s programs in financial engineering and mathematical finance, or by entering directly into doctoral-level study in finance and related areas.
The financial engineering track offers opprotunites in areas such as derivative instruments, securites, hedging, financial risk assessment/managment, quantitative trading and arbitrage, and asset/liability management.
Roadmap to Graduation
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Students in the financial technology program must attain a grade of C or better in all technically oriented and upper-level courses. A student receiving a grade below C may repeat the course one time to raise the grade to the required level. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better must be maintained. Students who fall below a GPA of 2.5 will be placed on program probation and will be given one semester to return to a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students who do not return to the required GPA will be advised out of the program. A student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to graduate from the program.