Course Planning Information
Here are some key points during your time in the program:
- If you are waived from the preliminary courses (Calculus I and/or STA 9708), but completed equivalent courses many years ago and do not readily recall the material, consider re-taking these courses or reviewing the material on your own.
- If you are not waived from the preliminary courses (MTH 2207 and/or STA 9708) take them as soon as possible since they are prerequisite for several advanced courses.
- If you did not take MTH 2207 (or the equivalent) this fall, take it this spring.
- If you are waived from the preliminary courses (MTH 2207 and/or STA 9708), but completed equivalent courses many years ago and do not readily recall the material, consider re-taking these courses or reviewing the material on your own.
- OPR 9721 is only offered in the fall term. OPR 9730 is only offered in the spring term.
- STA 9708 may be taken as the co-requisite (instead of prerequisite) for STA 9700 and for OPR/STA 9750.
- STA 9715 (Applied Probability) is a highly recommended elective. The prerequisites are STA 9708 and MTH 3010. Waiver of the MTH 3010 prerequisite is based on 3 credits of advanced calculus (e.g., Calculus II) completed with minimum grade of C-. Calculus is a very important part of STA 9715. Even if you are waived from MTH 2610 & MTH 3010, it is imperative that you review and know your calculus well before attending STA 9715. Here is a link to a very thorough Calculus Tutorial which you should go through and practice before classes begins: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/calculus-home
- For those of you who are interested in taking any MTH courses towards your electives options, the only course the MFE department will allow you to take MTH 9845: Market and Credit Risk Management (3 credits). All the other MTH courses have pre-requisites which are specific to the MS in Financial Engineering degree requirements. If you want to take this course contact the Weissman advisement department at email@example.com (include your name, EMPLID, indicate you’re an ZSB graduate student in the MS-QMM program).