B.S. in financial technology

The B.S. in Financial Technology offers concentrations in actuarial science and financial engineering and provides 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, the program is technical and interdisciplinary in nature. The curriculum emphasizes courses in finance, statistics and mathematics with supporting courses in related areas. Courses in the program are approved by the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society as satisfying Validation by Education Experience (VEE) requirements.

Curriculum

We take a different approach than other schools by offering two tracks that represent high-demand skills in the finance field:

  • Actuarial science: Prepare for the basic professional examinations and continued study in actuarial science.
  • Financial engineering: Specialize in derivative instruments, securities, hedging, financial risk assessment, quantitative trading and asset/liability management.

Career opportunities

The financial engineering track offers opportunities in areas such as derivative instruments, securities, hedging, financial risk assessment/management, quantitative trading and arbitrage, and asset/liability management. Students who complete the financial engineering track 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.

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Genworth Financial
    • Markel Corporation
    • John Hancock
    • Allianz
    • James River
  • Careers in the field:
    • Actuary
    • Actuary Assistant
    • Credit Risk Analyst
    • Equity Analyst
    • Financial Analyst
    • Financial Quantitative Analyst
    • Investment Analyst
    • Investment Risk Analyst
    • Junior Derivatives Trader
    • Risk Management Specialist