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Computational Finance Certificate

Certificate programs appeal to students who do not want to commit to the full financial mathematics master's degree program. Upon successful completion of five courses focused on a specific set of concepts, a student will earn a post-baccalaureate certificate in that area. The certificate programs are designed as mini-programs in focus areas. Thus, each includes the capstone applied research experience of Mathematics Clinic, MTH 541.

Program Details

The department offers three undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Science in mathematics (MTH), the Bachelor of Arts in mathematics (MTA), and the Bachelor of Science in applied mathematical economics (MTE). The MTH program is intended to serve students who plan to pursue careers related to engineering and science, or who plan to enter graduate study in any area of the mathematical sciences (which includes actuarial science and statistics). The Department of Mathematics collaborates with the Department of Economics and Finance to offer the MTE program, which prepares students for graduate study in economics. The MTA program gives a liberal arts option to students who want to develop concentrations in areas leading to careers in business, education or the social sciences. Students may also participate in the teacher licensure program, offered through the School of Education and Health Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the certificate program will satisfy the entrance requirements to the financial mathematics master's degree program. These are:

  1. Completion of a graduate application for admission to a certificate program at the University of Dayton
  2. Bachelor's degree in a science or technical area such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, economics, or finance, and at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  3. Prerequisite mathematics coursework in calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, elementary probability, and statistics
  4. Programming skills.

Students applying for a certificate must be enrolled in the certificate program and must have completed the requirement of five courses with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

Students cannot simultaneously be admitted to the Master of Financial Mathematics and one of the certificate programs. Students can be simultaneously enrolled in any other post-baccalaureate program at the University of Dayton and a certificate program. Students must meet the entrance standards of the Master of Financial Mathematics to gain admission to a certificate program.

Gainful Employment

As part of a new federal regulation focusing on Title IV programs, the University of Dayton is providing required information about how our non-degree programs lead to gainful employment in recognized careers. Download gainful employment information for the computational finance certificate.

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Department of Mathematics

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2316