This BA program includes a stream in Actuarial Mathematics. It also provides a strong foundation in Operations Research. Both lead to careers that are in high demand in various industries and other organisations.
Foundational courses in linear programming (linear and combinatorial optimization) plus regression analysis occur in the third year with the mathematics of life contingencies building on earlier probability and statistics courses, and leading to study of risk theory and the mathematics of finance in the next year.
Faculty research interests span areas such as stochastic programming, large scale optimization, mathematical finance, quantitative wealth management, actuarial modeling, measures of risk and risk management, insurance and pensions, distribution theory and dependencies, applied probability of pricing and hedging derivative securities, stochastic processes, numerical analysis, and scientific computing.
Certain course meet, in part, the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirements of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.