# Minor in Mathematical Finance

This interdisciplinary minor was created for students in Business, Economics, and Mathematics, whose majors already require some of the introductory coursework. Students in other programs are welcome but should expect the minor to require more units than it does for students in those programs.

As with all minors, students must include at least four upper-division courses and four courses dedicated exclusively to this minor (which may be the same four courses). Finally, students must select four courses outside their major department. ECON majors must choose four courses outside of Economics; MATH majors must choose four courses outside of Math; BUAD majors must choose four courses outside the Marshall School of Business. These may be the same courses used to meet the first two conditions.

This minor was created in collaboration among USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Viterbi School of Engineering, and the Marshall School of Business. For advisement, contact Cynthia Mata-Flores at 213.740.3800.

**Core Requirements (8 units)**

ECON 203, Principles of Microeconomics, and

ECON 205, Principles of Macroeconomics

or

ECON 251x, Microeconomics for Business, and

ECON 252, Macroeconomics for Business

**Choose one of the following two sequences (8 units)**ECON 303, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (pre-reqs: ECON 203, 205, MATH 118x or 125), and

ECON 305, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (pre-reqs: ECON 203, 205, MATH 118x or 125)

or

BUAD 350, Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions (pre-reqs: ECON 203 and 205), and

BUAD 351, Economic Analysis for Business Decisions (pre-reqs: 203, 205, and MATH 118)

**Choose two courses, one from each of the following pairs (8 units) **MATH 118x, Fundamental Principles of the Calculus

or MATH 125, Calculus I

and

MATH 218, Probability for Business (pre-req: MATH 118x or MATH 125)

or MATH 407, Probability Theory (pre-req: MATH 226)

**Choose two courses from the following list (8 units)**MATH 126, Calculus II, or MATH 127, Enhanced Calculus I

MATH 225, Linear Algebra and Linear Differential Equations

or MATH 245, Mathematics of Physics and Engineering I

MATH 226, Calculus III

or MATH 227, Enhanced Calculus II

MATH 408, Mathematical Statistics (pre-req: MATH 407)

or MATH 467, Theory and Computational Methods for Optimization (pre-req: MATH 226)

**Choose one course from the following list (4 units)**BUAD 306, Business Finance

BUAD 310, Applied Business Statistics

ECON 350, The World Economy (pre-reqs: ECON 203 or 205)

ECON 357, Money, Credit, and Banking (pre-reqs: ECON 203 and 205)

FBE 441, Investments (pre-req: BUAD 306 or permission of instructor)

**Choose one course from the following list (4 units)**ECON 452, International Finance (pre-req: ECON 305)

ECON 457, Financial Markets (pre-req: ECON 303)

FBE 324, The Financial System (pre-req: BUAD 350 or 351)

FBE 421, Financial Analysis and Valuation (pre-req: BUAD 306)

FBE 443, Introduction to Forecasting and Risk Analysis (pre-req: BUAD 306 and 310)

FBE 445, Topics in Economic Analysis of Business (pre-reqs: BUAD 350 and 351)

FBE 459, Financial Derivatives (pre-req: BUAD 306)

FBE 462, International Trade and Commercial Policy (pre-reqs: ECON 203 and 205)

FBE 464, International Finance (pre-req: BUAD 310)

**Choose one course from the following two (2 units)**ITP 109x, Introduction to Java Programming

ITP 110x, Introduction to C Programming

CSCI 101, Fundamentals of Computer Programming

TOTAL Requirements, for students with no prior coursework: 42 units