FAQs

We admit students to the program in both the fall and spring semesters. Students may also be admitted to the program in the summer semesters, but only to take required prerequisite courses.

There are usually a limited number of assistantships available for very well qualified, full-time students in the program. The exact number of assistantships varies from year to year depending upon the budget and other funding sources.

Yes, we do admit part-time students. We intend to offer classes both in the evening and in the day, although which courses are offered at which time will vary by semester and year. If you wish to attend part time, we will work with you to put together a schedule that will allow you to take courses in the evening.

We currently do not offer any core Math Finance courses online.

No you do not. We accept students with a variety of undergraduate majors, including finance, mathematics, economics, statistics, engineering, accounting, actuarial science, computer science, and others.

We will accept either test. We do not require any GRE subject tests. Test codes: GRE 5105; GMAT 5Z3-08-96.

The online application can be found on the Graduate School admissions website.

Yes you can, but you will have to satisfy take several prerequisite mathematics courses prior to beginning your advanced mathematics courses. This will included an approved sequence in differential and integral calculus, and courses in linear algebra and statistics. These courses will be in addition to the thirty (30) hours of advanced coursework required for the degree.

Yes, it is possible to do so, but you must declare that you wish to do this when you apply to UNC Charlotte, you must be admitted to both programs, and you must set up a program of study in your first semester at UNC Charlotte that will allow you to do this. You may count some courses from economics and finance toward both degrees, but the number of such courses will depend upon your individual circumstances.

The M.S. in Mathematical Finance is a highly specialized degree that focuses only on the application of mathematics to finance. The MBA is a more general business degree. For a finance concentration in an MBA you would typically take between three and five finance courses, along with courses in other fields such as management and marketing. With the M.S. in Mathematical Finance, every course is related to finance.

A person that is interested in a highly specialized degree and that knows that they want to work in the finance industry.