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18.642 Topics in Mathematics with Applications in Finance

Prereq: 18.03; 18.06; 18.05 or 18.600
U (Fall)
15 Units

Introduction to mathematical concepts and techniques used in finance. Lectures focusing on linear algebra, probability, statistics, stochastic processes, and numerical methods are interspersed with lectures by financial sector professionals illustrating the corresponding application in the industry. Prior knowledge of economics or finance helpful but not required. Instruction and practice in written communication provided.Limited to 30.

P. Kempthorne, V. Strela, J. Xia

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Mathematics (Course 18)

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below. Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects Science Requirement 6 Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8 Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) 1 Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17 Physical Education Requirement Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points. Departmental Program Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.