What is Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM)?
The world of finance requires professionals with strong mathematical and analytical skills. You’ll hone them both in this challenging program — one of just a handful across the country recognized by the CFA Institute and the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).
You’ll be ready to deliver, whether you choose to pursue a career in financial analysis or risk management. Combine courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science with corporate finance, micro and macroeconomics, and other business-related courses, and you’ll be prepared for your Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designation.
Can't make it to campus? You can earn a degree in Financial Analysis or Risk Management from the Faculty of Mathematics - completely online!
You'll experience an identical program - the same course, content and degree requirements apply to FARM students online and in the class room.
When Daniel isn’t focusing on schoolwork, he enjoys getting involved in a few different extracurriculars that the University of Waterloo has to offer. He has participated in the FARM student association as its IT analyst, is a Math Ambassador at open houses, and he loves dancing in the Mambo Club.
“Waterloo is the greatest school in Canada for Math. My mom is a Waterloo Math graduate, so it’s always been ingrained in me, at least since grade school, that I would for to Waterloo. And during my first tour of campus, I loved the environment and knew it was the right place for me.”
Your first year
All first-year students take a common selection of math courses called core courses. Normally in the fall term, students take:
- Classical Algebra (MATH 135 or MATH 145),
- Calculus 1 (MATH 137 or MATH 147), and
- Computer Science (CS) (one of CS 115, CS 135, or CS 145).
- A communications course
- One non-math elective*
*Note: For suggested electives and more information please visit our course selection page.
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