Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance (FQF) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
FQF Course Sequence
We offer a post-baccalaureate certificate entitled Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance (FQF). This is a program that can help you prepare for a Master of Financial Mathematics as it gives you a referesher on key mathematical concepts that are crucial to understanding the more advanced work done in traditional Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) and Financial Engineering programs, including the Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) program at the University of Minnesota's School of Mathematics. The FQF is a 14 credit certificate and has exactly four, three-credit, required courses:
FM 5001 - Preparation for Financial Mathematics I
FM 5002 - Preparation for Financial Mathematics II
FM 5091 - Computation, Algorithms, and Coding in Finance I
FM 5092 - Computation, Algorithms, and Coding in Finance II
Online/Distance Option for FQF
All these courses are available locally and online, and students can complete this certificate without traveling to Minnesota. When filling out an application for FQF, Applicants who plan to complete FQF locally should select the "Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance - Certificate" option under the "Application Information". Applicants who plan to complete FQF online should select the "Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance - Distance - Certificate" option under the "Application Information".
FQF Can be Gateway to MFM
Good performance in the certificate courses will be taken into consideration for admission into our MFM program.
A student who completes the FQF certificate and is admitted to our MFM program, can complete the MFM degree in one year, taking the following 4-credit courses (12 credits per semester)
FM 5011 - Mathematical Background for Finance I
FM 5012 - Mathematical Background for Finance II
FM 5021 - Mathematical Theory Applied to Finance I
FM 5022 - Mathematical Theory Applied to Finance II
FM 5031 - A Practitioner's Course in Finance I
FM 5032 - A Practitioner's Course in Finance II
For informaiton about all MFM courses, please click here.