Key Program - Financial Mathematics

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT2006.1

Related Courses

2739.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce
2739.5 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

This key program is available to students who commenced prior to 2013. This key program provides a coherent study program in mathematics, statistics, business and finance, that can be linked with other units covering areas such as economics and accounting. It provides the necessary background to undertake examination of a range of aspects of the Australian banking and finance systems, including management of large portfolios, pricing and hedging of financial instruments and modelling of financial markets. Graduates gain a strong grounding in the theory and applications of mathematical and statistical techniques as they are utilised in the finance industry.

Key Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which includes compulsory units plus units associated with a particular business discipline (together making up the Key Program) and free elective units as outlined in the structure below. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points within their Key Program at Level 3; for some Key Programs this may include a combination of core units and elective units.

Year 1

Autumn session

200336 Business Academic Skills
200525 Principles of Economics
200032 Statistics for Business
200083 Marketing Principles

Spring session

300672 Mathematics 1A
200101 Accounting Information for Managers
200571 Management Dynamics
200184 Introduction to Business Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200048 Financial Institutions and Markets
200488 Corporate Financial Management
300673 Mathematics 1B
200033 Applied Statistics

Spring session

200057 Investment Management
200026 Advanced Mathematics for Business

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

Two alternate units from the list below

Two electives

Spring session

200024 Mathematical Finance

Engaged Learning Unit

200045 Quantitative Project

Two alternate units from the list below

Alternate Units

200022 Mathematical Modelling
200023 Analysis
200037 Regression Analysis & Experimental Design
200038 Time Series and Forecasting
200039 Surveys and Multivariate Analysis
200040 Probability & Stochastic Processes
200055 International Finance
200059 Financial Economics
200061 Financial Institutions Management
200078 Portfolio Management
200079 Derivatives
200193 Abstract Algebra
200749 Property Investment
200750 Property Portfolio Analysis (V2)

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

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