Curriculum

Students spend their first academic year at UNC Charlotte and take the following:

  • FINN 6203 - Financial Economic Theory
  • FINN 6211 - Fixed Income Securities and Credit Risk
  • FINN 6214 - Asset and Portfolio Management
  • FINN 6215 - Risk Management in Insurance Companies
  • FINN 6216 - Quantitative Risk Management
  • FINN/ECON 6219 - Financial Econometrics
  • ECON/STAT 6113 - Cross Section and Time Series Econometrics
  • MATH 6203 - Stochastic Calculus I

Course descriptions are available here.

In the second year at UCSC, students take the following courses:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Monetary Economics
  • Principles of Financial Regulation
  • Derivatives Securities Pricing
  • Risk Management
  • Foreign Language*
  • Theology**

In addition to these courses, students are also required to pass the comprehensive exam through UNC Charlotte as well as complete a thesis through UCSC. Upon completion of these degree requirements, students earn the M.S. in Mathematical Finance degree from UNC Charlotte with a concentration in Risk Management as well as the LM in Banking and Finance degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

* Part of the requirement for the degree is to take a practical Italian language course to learn essential day-to-day words and phrases.  
** Part of Italian learning is to take a theology course.  This is an appreciation/culture course.