Applied Mathematics to Risk Management
The Bachelor Degree in Mathematics Applied to Risk Management aims, on the one hand, to respond to the frequent request, by several companies, for trainees specialized in risk analysis techniques, and on the other hand to respond to the wishes of the students who, having aptitude and enjoy Mathematics, intend to acquire skills and knowledge in more applied areas, such as Actuarial Mathematics (What is an Actuary?), Financial Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics.
The course has a threefold purpose: to provide a solid core training in mathematics essential for risk assessment, to recognize the student with a degree that allows immediate integration into the job market and the knowledge needed to progress to more advanced cycles of study, such as the MSc in Mathematics and Applications, from FCT NOVA, with specializations in Actuarial Sciences, Statistics and Operational Research and also in Financial Mathematics, available to the graduates in Applied Mathematics to Risk Management.
This course differs from other academic offerings, both local and national, because of its architecture in accordance with internationally recognized requirements for professionals in risk analysis. The focus is on applied mathematics, complemented by knowledge in economics and computer science, which are understood as essential to identification, quantification, mitigation and risk management, particularly in financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies.
The graduates acquire the skills to pursue studies at the level of the 2nd cycle and their insertion in the labor market in areas related to banking, insurance, social security, pension funds, finance and economics.
Bachelor (1st Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to 2nd cycle
Rui Manuel Rodrigues Cardoso
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 180 ECTS
|Social Sciences and Humanities||CHS||6||0|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||0||6 (a)|
(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNL, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT / UNL
Conditions of admittance
The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:
- Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
- Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
- Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
- Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.
|10970||Linear Algebra I||6.0|
|11504||Mathematical Analysis I||6.0|
|10971||Introduction to Logic and Elementary Mathematics||9.0|
|3622||Introduction to Programming||6.0|
|12226||Computational Methods in Statistics||3.0|
|10973||Linear Algebra II||9.0|
|10476||Mathematical Analysis II B||6.0|
|10352||Soft Skills for Science and Technology||3.0|
|10975||Probability and Statistics I||6.0|
|5005||Mathematical Analysis III B||6.0|
|10979||Numerical Analysis I||6.0|
|10978||Probability and Statistics II||9.0|
|5006||Mathematical Analysis IV B||6.0|
|10358||Science, Technology and Society||3.0|
|3107||Introduction to Operational Research||6.0|
|7816||Measure Integration and Probability||6.0|
|12233||Stochastic Processes and Applications||6.0|
|10982||Numerical Analysis II||6.0|
|12235||Statistics and Information Systems||3.0|
|12234||Simulation Techniques in Risk Management||6.0|
|6.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP|
|12238||Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program||3.0|
|12237||Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|6.º Semester - Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre|
|11066||Unrestricted Electives||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|