4+1 B.S. in Financial Mathematics from Seton Hall and M.S. in Financial Analytics from Stevens Institute of Technology


B.S. in Financial Mathematics at Seton Hall University 

Freshman Year
CSAS 1114Intro to Program Design I3
MATH 1501Calculus I - Math - Phys Sci4
MATH 1511Calculus II - Math - Phys Sci4
MATH 1611Intro to Discrete Mathematics3
PHIL 1204Symbolic Logic (recommended)3
ECON 1402Principles of Economics I3
ECON 1403Principles of Economics II3
Sophomore Year
MATH 2511Calculus III - Math - Phys Sci4
MATH 2711Intro Probability - Statistics4
MATH 2813Linear Algebra4
BACC 2103Financial Accounting3
BFIN 2201Business Finance3
Junior-Senior Year
MATH 3515Analysis4
MATH 3711Statistical Analysis3
MATH 6721Financial Calculus3
MATH 6722Adv Topics Financial Calculus3
Select four of the following five BFIN courses:12
Financial Strategy
Investment Analysis
Futures, Options and Other Derivatives
Fixed Income Analysis
Financial Modeling
Total Hours66

Junior-Senior Year courses taken at Seton Hall towards the M.S. in Financial Analytics:

  • Take the graduate course DAVA 7000 Data Visualization  which will count towards FE550 Data Visualizations Applications in the M.S. in Financial Analytics.
  • Take the graduate MATH 6611 Operations Research that counts towards FE646 Optimization Models and Methods in Finance.
  • Take the graduate course MATH 6721 Financial Calculus (required for B.S. in Financial Mathematics) that counts towards FE530 Introduction to Financial Engineering for the M.S. in Financial Analytics.
  • Take the graduate course MATH 6722 Adv Topics Financial Calculus (required for B.S. in Financial Mathematics) which counts towards FE543 Introduction to Stochastic Calculus for Finance for the M.S. in Financial Analytics as well as the B.S. in Financial Mathematics.

If a student chooses to take all 4 courses at Seton Hall, only three will be accepted for elective credits at Stevens. Additionally the students will come with knowledge of R and Python which are required programming languages for the MSFA program. Should the student need a refresher they would be advised on necessary prerequisites. Students must attain a minimum grade of B in any SHU course to transfer to Stevens.

Last Year as Graduate in M.S. in Financial Analytics at Stevens Institute of Technology

Fall semester (12 credits total)
  • FE 582 Foundations of Financial Data Science (2 credits)
  • FE 513 Financial Lab: Database Design (1 credits)
  • FE 541 Applied Statistics with Applications in Finance (3 credits)
  • FE 590 Statistical Learning in Finance (3 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits). All FE courses count but students can choose from graduate courses in Business Intelligence & Analytics, Finance, Management, Information Systems, Math or Computer Science, with the approval of the Stevens assigned advisor. Examples are:
    • FE 511 Introduction to Bloomberg & Thomson Reuters (1 credit)
    • FE 515 Introduction to R (1 credit)
    • FE 520 Introduction to Python (1 credit)
    • FE 514 Introduction to SAS (1 credit)
    • FE 535 Introduction to Financial Risk Management (3 credits)
    • FE 541 Applied Statistics with Application in Finance (3 credits)
    • FE 550 Data Visualization Application (3 credits)
    • FE 595 Financial Systems Technology (3 credits)
    • FE 635 Financial Enterprise Risk Engineering (3 credits)
    • FE 646 Optimization Models and Methods in Finance
    • FE 655 Systemic Risk and Financial Regulation (3 credits)
    • Courses above the 500 level with prefixes BIA, CS, FE, FIN, MA, MGT, or MIS (advisor approval required)
Spring Semester (9 credits total)
  • FE 542 Time Series with Applications to Finance (3 credits)
  • FE 595 Financial Technology (FinTech) (3 credits)
  • FA 800 Project in Financial Analytics (3 credits)

In the case when the student decides to opt for a Master thesis option the student will replace the elective in Fall with FA 900 3 credits and the FA 800 in the spring with FA 900 for another 3 credits.

The MSFA program requires completion of 30 credits. Other courses may be substituted to those listed pending the Advisor's approval. 

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