Mathematical Finance Major

Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Overview

The mathematical finance major is a highly valued major by employers because it places more emphasis on the theoretical and mathematical underpinnings of business than a traditional finance major; and thus graduates are known to have the strong quantitative skills that are in demand by today's finance sector.

The mathematical finance major is designed to provide:

  • Training in both mathematics and finance
  • The background necessary for graduate work in mathematical finance, financial mathematics, and related disciplines
  • The skills to step into a career in finance


"I selected mathematics as my major because of the patterns and abstractions of math. The relationships between numbers and functions resemble the beauty with which God created our universe. The fact that math is the language of our universe testifies the glory of God. I like ORU because I can obtain a professional degree while studying in an environment where I can also learn about God."

Alejandro Hernandez

Student: Alejandro
Hometown: Tulsa, OK

With a degree in mathematical finance you will appreciate and understand how modern business decisions are being driven by data and overlaying models. You will be able to use your training to collect, curate, and model data to perform various tasks from business intelligence to business analytics (descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive).

Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities

Mathematical finance majors are housed in the computing and mathematics department where several faculty members have active undergraduate research programs in which students are encouraged to participate. Professional and honor societies that students and faculty members are active in include:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association of Women Mathematicians
  • International Association of Mathematical Physics
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Course Offerings

  • Calculus I (MAT 201)
  • Calculus II (MAT 202)
  • Linear and Matrix Algebra (MAT 312)
  • Calculus of Functions of Several Variables (MAT 321)
  • Investments (FIN 418)
  • Differential Equations (MAT 211)
  • Financial Management (FIN 338)
  • Advanced Financial Management (FIN 438)
  • Probability and Statistics (MAT 325)
  • Advanced Calculus (MAT 421)
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics (PHY 455)
  • Money and Banking Finance (FIN 303)
  • Capital Markets (FIN 461)
  • Quantitative Analysis (ACT 320)
  • Principles of Economics I (BUS 201)
  • Principles of Economics II (BUS 202)
  • Strategic Management (MGT 431)
  • Senior Paper/Project (MAT 499)

Degree Plan

Computing and Mathematics Department