Financial Mathematics (BA)

Learn theory and application related to mathematics and finance, from portfolio optimization theory to the Black-Scholes model. Solve real-world problems in finance and risk management through problem-based and data-driven learning and hands-on math labs, where you’ll work with relevant industry software. Financial implications affect every industry; you could work in accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance, asset management, consulting, government or the tech sector.


Apply Your Learning

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.

Here are just a few examples of the experiences you’ll have access to in the Financial Mathematics program:

  • Enhance your academic and social experience by joining the Faculty of Science Residence Learning Community.
  • Leverage resources available through the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Support for your courses.
  • Apply for the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) program or other summer research programs.
  • Take part in research opportunities through the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute or in the Mathematics department.
  • Participate in datathons, case study competitions or the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition
  • Be hired as an Instructional Assistant or marker/proctor in Mathematics.

Check out the Financial Mathematics Experience Guide.


2022 graduates who secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies


Laurier ranks in the top 6 percent of universities worldwide*


students who gained hands-on learning experiences at Laurier in 2022

*Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)


Format: full time or part time      Duration: four years     Start: September (fall term) or January (winter term)     OUAC code: UAM

Program Options and Courses

Concentrations, Options and Minors

You can select elective courses in mathematics and statistics within six optional concentrations:

  • Computational Finance
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Statistics and Data Analytics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Analysis and Geometry
  • Discrete Mathematics and Algebra

Looking to do more with your degree? Add an option or minor to your degree.

First-Year Courses

  • Calculus I and II
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Finance
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introductory Linear Algebra
  • 1.5 elective credits

Upper-Year Courses

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Computational Methods for Data Analysis
  • Probability
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Optimization
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Stochastic Processes


Co-op is a way to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, earn money, develop your network, and graduate with work experience.

You can apply for admission to co-op in your first year and may be eligible for an admission interview early in your second year. As a student in this program, you will be eligible to complete paid work terms lasting 12 to 16 weeks.

Interested? Learn more about co-op.

Tuition and Scholarships

Getting a university education is an investment in your future.

At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.


Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • actuary
  • business system/statistical analyst
  • equity research associate
  • financial controller
  • investment banking analyst
  • real estate investment consultant
  • senior assurance associate
  • accounting analyst
  • bank examiner
  • commodities manager/broker
  • financial analyst/manager
  • risk manager
  • stock trader
  • portfolio manager

Explore more careers.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Your Path to Medical School


Get one step closer to your medical school dreams at Laurier!

Our pathway agreement with American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) means you’re automatically granted an admissions interview to the AUC School of Medicine if you meet all academic requirements. Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to write exams to practice medicine in Canada, the UK or the United States.

Waterloo Campus

The Waterloo campus is tucked into about one city block, so you’re steps away from your classes, food and your new favourite study spot.

There are many ways to tour our Waterloo campus, whether that's on a guided tour with one of our Laurier student ambassadors, on your own using virtual reality, or even on-demand through one of our pre-recorded tours. See our campus spaces and start to picture yourself at Laurier.

Interested in More Info?

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