Minor in Financial Mathematics (30 ECTS)

The minor in Financial Mathematics provides a rigorous and comprehensive education that prepares students for success in a rapidly evolving and increasingly quantitative financial landscape.

Target students

The minor study program is aimed at students who have an interest in stochastic methods and mathematical modelling applied to financial problems (including mathematics students). The minor study program can be chosen during a bachelor's degree or during a master’s degree.


The minor program integrates cutting-edge quantitative techniques with real-world applications, reflecting the evolving demands and complexities of the contemporary financial industry. The objectives of the program are as follows:
Develop Quantitative Skills: The program aims to develop students' proficiency in mathematical, statistical and numerical techniques relevant to financial analysis and decision-making.
Understand Financial Markets: Students will gain an understanding of financial markets, including the mechanisms of asset pricing, the behavior of market participants, and the role of financial institutions.
Apply Theory to Practice: Students will learn how to apply theoretical concepts to real-world financial problems, such as option pricing, and develop practical skills valued by employers.
Enhance Analytical Thinking: The program emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Prepare for Careers in Finance of for Further Specialized Education: Graduates of the program will be well-equipped for careers in investment banking, asset management, risk management, and other fields within the financial industry. The minor study program is an ideal preparation for specialized master's programs in financial mathematics, such as Quantitative Finance, or, for the students that integrate the minor in their master’s curriculum, a PhD program in quantitative finance or applied mathematics.