Financial Mathematics (BA or BSc)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a Financial Mathematics student, you can: 

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

  • Entrepreneurship Core option
  • Management option
  • Economics minor
  • Minors in natural, physical, computational and social sciences or humanities disciplines
Optional concentrations are available including:
  • Analysis and Geometry
  • Discrete Mathematics and Algebra
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistics and Data Analytics
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Computational Finance

Program Options:

  • The Bachelor of Science program is focused on how mathematics is connected with natural, physical and computer sciences.
  • The Bachelor of Arts program is focused on how mathematics is connected with social science and business.

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of modern financial mathematics including such topics as portfolio theory, pricing and hedging of financial derivatives, and risk management.
  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of financial securities such as stocks, bonds, forward and futures contracts, various types of options and the markets in which they trade.
  • Solve real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management using appropriate mathematical and statistical software.
  • Use standard methods to analyze fixed income securities including mortgage and loan repayment schedules, annuities, bond pricing, yield curve, forward rates, duration and convexity.
  • Estimate model parameters using financial data and use the estimated model for pricing and hedging.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

14 respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s Degree - Computational Finance, Financial Math, Mathematics
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Education

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • accounts payable representative
  • business intelligence developer
  • consultant
  • financial coach
  • quantitative analyst
  • securitization analyst

Careers Of Alumni Two to Five Years After Graduation

  • actuarial analyst
  • associate rates strategist
  • business systems analyst
  • equity research associate
  • financial controller
  • investment banking analyst
  • real estate investment consultant
  • senior assurance associate

Career Options and Resources

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

Career and Industry Options

  • accounting
  • compliance management
  • credit analysis
  • consulting
  • data management
  • data science
  • finance/banking
  • government
  • insurance
  • investment banking
  • market research analysis
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • portfolio management
  • risk management
  • securities
  • software development
  • technology
  • underwriting

Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story through your Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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