Curriculum Overview

 Quantitative MethodsComputer
Science
Honors CS
(optional)
Finance &
Economics
SpineFinancial
Engineering
Concentration
Electives
Sciences & HumanitiesCredits
Term 1
FALL
MA 115
Calculus 1
CS 115
Intro to Computer Science
CS 181
Honors CS
MGT 244
Microeconomics*
QF 101
Intro. to Quant. Finance I α strategies
  CAL 103
Writing & Communications
16
Term 2
SPRING
MA116
Calculus 2
CS 135
Discrete Math for Computing
CS 182
Honors CS
andCS 135
Discrete Math for Computing
BT11
5 Financial Accounting
QF 102
Intro. to Quant. Finance II β strategies
  CAL 105
Colloquium: Knowledge, Culture, Nature
16, 20
Term 3
FALL
Statistics BT 221
Statistical Models, or MA 222
Probability & Statistics
CS 284
Data Structures
CS 442
Database Management Systems
BT 321
Corporate Finance
QF 201
Principles of Financial Modeling
  PEP 111
Physics
16
Term 4
SPRING
MA 230
Multivariate Analysis & Optimization,
orMA 221
Differential Equations
CS385
Algorithms
(Intro to C)
CS 465
Intro to C++ with Financial Applications
BT 430
Introduction to Derivativesand MGT 243
Macroeconomics*
QF 202
Intermediate Financial Modeling
  PEP 112
Mechanics
PEP 222
(Lab)
19
Term 5MA 232
Linear Algebra, orMA 221
Differential Equations
CS 442
Database Management Systems
 BT 470
Introduction to Credit and Banking
QF 301
Financial Time Series
FE 535
Introduction to Financial Risk Management
CS/Bus/Econ/FE Elective 18
Term 6MA 230
Multivariate Analysis & Optimization, orMA 232
Linear Algebra
CS 465
Intro to C++ with Financial Applications
 BT 426
Securities Valuation
and BT 322
Capital Markets
QF 302
Financial Microstructure & Trading Strategies
FE 610
Stochastic Calculus
  18
Term 7   MA 450
Optimization Models in Finance
QF 401
QF Senior Design
 CS/Bus/Econ/FE Electiveand CS/Bus/Econ/FE ElectiveFree Elective18
Term 8   QF XXX
Introduction to Financial Economics
QF 402
QF Senior Design
 CS/Bus/Econ/FE Elective
AND CS/Bus/Econ/FE Elective
and CS/Bus/Econ/FE Elective
Free Elective18


Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance

The Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Finance at Stevens Institute of Technology offers a strong foundation in mathematics, statistics, finance and economics to prepare students for careers in financial risk management and analysis, structured finance, financial modeling, financial strategy, financial engineering and graduate study. The program provides Quantitative Finance majors with the foundation and tools for a variety of financial situations and problem solving. Building on the current curriculum and faculty of our highly successful Business & Technology program, the Quantitative Finance program shares many course offerings with the B&T program including a foundation in the basics of business, including accounting, marketing, and corporate finance.  This sister program also focuses on the marriage of business skills with a solid knowledge of modern science and technology, reflecting the sophisticated nature of today’s global business environment. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the QF Program Director in their freshman year to plan the course of study. Students must begin their mathematics courses in their freshman year in order to progress through the major in a timely manner.

The Business Core

At the core of the program, students will study business fundamentals, including economics, finance, calculus, probability and statistics, accounting, marketing, research, corporate finance, management, business law, ethics, and entrepreneurship. In every instance of learning, students will examine case studies, hear from guest lecturers, and participate in laboratory settings to demonstrate and develop the critical thinking skills needed to solve complex business problems. Students will graduate with the comprehensive problem-solving skills so desperately sought after by businesses that want to succeed in today’s competitive and technology-oriented environment.



Entrepreneurship

A unique feature of a Stevens education is Technogenesis, our educational philosophy in which students team up with faculty and businesses to bring new ideas and new technologies to the marketplace. Immersed in this environment, you will learn what it takes to transfer an idea from the conceptual stage and apply it to helping solve the world's greatest challenges. This hands-on experience is unique to Stevens, and is one of the primary reasons Stevens was named in the top 20 “Most Entrepreneurial Campuses” in the nation by The Princeton Review and Forbes.