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Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM)

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.


Starting in the third year, you’ll choose one of the following specializations:

Financial Analysis

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).

For more information on this designation, visit the CFAI website.

Risk Management

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 Professional Risk Management (PRM) designation offered through the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA). The PRM is considered to be an indispensable credential for financial risk managers. For more information on this designation, visit the PRIMIA website.

Note: This designation may be completed during your undergraduate studies.

Risk management is a more quantitative specialization than financial analysis, with a greater emphasis on mathematics coursework.

Program requirements

Complete list of course requirements.

Financial Analysis and Risk Management Student Association (FARMSA)

Join an exceptional group of students in the same program as you! Take part in different activities and get a perfect opportunity to bond with your fellow classmates! Get involved! Join FARMSA today!

CFA designation path

Certified Financial Analyst path

PRM designation path

Professional Risk Management path