Bachelor Programs in Quantitative Finance

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Quantitative Finance

A bachelor’s program is a three or four-year course of study in a particular field that may provide opportunities for career development or lay the foundation for advanced educational opportunities. Taking liberal arts classes in areas such as mathematics, psychology, and history is usually a requirement.

You may be wondering, what is a Bachelor in Quantitative Finance? This course of study helps students develop a solid knowledge of probability, mathematics, and statistics. The goal is applying these disciplines to the finance sector with an emphasis on business practices. Coursework equips students with a detailed understanding of the economics driving financial markets, such as differential calculus, data mining and business analysis, probability and statistics, macroeconomics, and organizational design and implementation.

Students earning a bachelor’s degree tend to develop the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing. It can also be a ticket to a more rewarding career or the potential for increased salary.

Affordable options exist for the program. However, costs vary depending on the location of the facility and length of the program. Students should contact the admissions office of schools that interest them for enrollment and tuition fee details.

The quantitative finance industry is competitive, and graduates of the program may find potential career opportunities across various sectors such as asset management, investment banking, and stock market trading. Potential occupations include quantitative financial analysts, investment traders, quantitative risk model developers, and risk analysts. Some students choose to springboard their career by applying their undergraduate studies toward an advanced degree program.

Internet-based and international opportunities exist for students to enroll in this program remotely, which are both convenient and flexible options for those with limited access to a facility. To find the right school for you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BCom Hons in Quantitative Finance

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the programme is to provide students with the required theoretical and practical training needed to understand and implement mathematical financial models. [+]

Bachelors in Quantitative Finance. The purpose of the programme is to provide students with the required theoretical and practical training needed to understand and implement mathematical financial models. The programme is a vital qualification needed for entry into professional practice or management positions in the quantitative finance services industry. The curriculum covered in the programme provides an in-depth groundwork for further learning and specialisation within financial engineering field and advanced quantitative finance. The provision of self-reflexive, scientifically trained professionals forthe South African financial services industry builds our national, intellectual and economic infrastructure. Admission requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a minimum average of 65%, obtained in the final year modules. Students are required to have completed the following as part of their undergraduate degree: Mathematics (specifically calculus) and/or Statistics at a New NQF level 5 and 6. Contact details: Ms Erna Zeelie / 011 559 4731 / ejzeelie@uj.ac.za [-]