Financial decision making is critically important in the business world, whether you’re an entrepreneur, work in the corporate world, or design and implement governmental economic policy.
Areas of Study
UMW’s minor in financial and quantitative analysis is designed to provide you with the core fundamental coursework in mathematics, economics, and business to succeed in these areas. The minor will teach you principles and build the skills you will need for the field of finance, and it will build your credentials in a many other of disciplines.
Quantitative analysts may work at universities, in consulting firms, or at financial institutions. Economists use quantitative approaches to look at many factors in the economy, like its growth rate, changes in employment, productivity, money supply, and interest rates. Skills in financial and quantitative analysis are needed in the asset management industry, which look at trends and patterns to develop sales forecasts and investment strategies. The same skills are also used in optimization and computer simulations.
At UMW, you’ll find internship opportunities close to campus and in nearby Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. Intern positions include real estate social media, advertising, marketing research and brand development, Chamber of Commerce communications, financial planning, and automotive business operations.
To earn a minor in financial and quantitative analysis, you’ll earn 18 credits from disciplines within the College of Business, including accounting, decision sciences, economics, finance, marketing, and mathematics. College of Business students may not earn double-count for electives toward both their major and minor.
Many scholarships are available for business majors, including financial and quantitative analysis students.