Financial Analysis and Risk Management

Specializations | Program Requirements | FARM Advising

Earn a degree in Financial Analysis or Risk Management (FARM) 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:

Chartered Financial Analyst Specialization

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.

Professional Risk Management Specialization

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.

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

Program requirements

Complete list of course requirements. Please see the admission information for requirements of transferring in 2A or 2B.

FARM Advising

FARM advising is available via the FARM advisors email. You can also meet virtually or in-person for an advising appointment with one of our Math/Financial Analysis and Risk Management Program Advisors.

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

Path to the CFA Charter

PRM designation path

Path to the PRM Designation