Applied Quantitative Finance (AQF) Concentration

Chair: Shelly Howton, PhD.
Associate Chair: Benjamin Scheick, PhD.
Office: 2019 Bartley Hall
Telephone: 610-519-7395
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Students intending to major in Finance, may apply to pursue the AQF concentration. All interested students should apply to the AQF program director, Stephen Padovano

(stephen.padovano@villanova.edu) by July 15 prior to the start of sophomore year. A second application opportunity will occur for any remaining spots following the Fall semester. The application deadline for the second opportunity is before January 5.

Math Requirements

Note: If students receive AP credits for MAT 1505, they must take MAT 3100 (Applied Linear Algebra) or MAT 3400 (Linear Algebra) as the replacement course.

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Statistics Requirements

Before taking STAT 5700, students must pass a challenge exam on Double Integrals. (Double Integrals are covered in MAT 2500 – Calculus III).

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Economics Requirement

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Specific FIN electives for Quant Finance concentration

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3 cr. FIN Elective  +
3

Note: the course title of FIN 2340 must be Top: Quantitative Finance

 

Disclaimer:
The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 

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