Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Statistics and Financial Mathematics

Entry Requirements:
All applicants have to meet  the following minimum requirements for admission prescribed under the general regulations (i.e.):

  • Have obtained at least 5 O’ level subject at Grade (C) or better including English Language and Mathematics;
  • Must have obtained “A” level passes or their recognized equivalents in Physics and Mathematics
    Structure of the Programme
Part I    
SEMESTER I     
CODE DESCRIPTION COREWEIGHTPRE-REQ
SFM 111 CALCULUS AND FINANCIAL MODELLING 4 
SFM 112  LINEAR ALGEBRA AND FINANCIAL MODELLING 4 
SFM 113 PROBABILITY 4 
CS 101  INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE 4 
HS 102  Health Education 4 
PC 103  COMMUNICATION 4 
PC 108  CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION4 
     
SEMESTER II     
CODE DESCRIPTION CORE WEIGHTPRE-REQ
SFM 121 OFFICIAL STATISTICS  4 
SFM 122 INTRODUCTION TO STATICS 4SFM 113 
SFM 123 PROBABILITY THEORY II  4SFM 113 
MT 112  MATHEMATICAL DISCOURSE AND STRUCTURES  4 
AC 101  FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING IA  4 
EC 101  ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES  4 
     
Part II     
SEMESTER I     
CODE DESCRIPTION CORE WEIGHTPRE-REQ
SFM 211 RESEARCH METHODS 4 
SFM 212 LINEAR REGRESSION 4 
SFM214  MULTIVARIATE METHODS  4 
SFM213  FINANCIAL TIME SERIES ANALYSIS  4 
SFM215  STOCHASTIC PROCESSES WITH APPLICATION IN FINANCE AND
 ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS
 4 
BS 203  CORPORATE FINANCE I 4 
     
SEMESTER II     
CODE DESCRIPTION CORE WEIGHTPRE-REQ
SFM 221 OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN FINANCE  4 
SFM 222 RISK THEORY 4 
SFM 223 NUMERICAL METHODSIN FINANCE  4 
SFM 224 APPLIED STATISTICS I 4SFM 113 
SFM 225 TESTING OF HYPOTHESES   4 
BS 213  CORPORATE FINANCE II  4BS203 
     
Part III     
     
CODE DESCRIPTION CORE WEIGHTPRE-REQ
SFM 300INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT 16SFM211
SFM 400RESEARCH PROJECT 24 
     
Part IV     
SEMESTER I     
CODE DESCRIPTION CORE WEIGHTPRE-REQ
SFM 411 MODERN APPLIED STATISTICS 4 
SFM 412 ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS  4 
SFM 413 FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES  4BS 213  
SFM 414 PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR FINANCE  4 
SFM415  RELIABILITY THEORY  4 
MT 201  ANALYSIS I  4SFM111 
     
SEMESTER II    
CODE DESCRIPTION CORE WEIGHTPRE-REQ
SFM 421 GENERAL LINEAR MODELS 4 
SFM 422 ECONOMETRICS MODELLING  4SFM212/6 
SFM 423 ADVANCED PROBABILITY THEORY   4MT201  
BS 419  INVESTMENT ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT 4 
BS 222  ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 
     
And any ONE (1) of the following courses, whichever is on offer:
AC 107  FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING IB  4AC 101  
SFM 424 ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL DATA  4 
SFM 425 APPLIED ECONOMICS  4 

Employment Opportunities
Job opportunities for our students prevail in:

  • The science teaching field
  • Banking sector
  • Civil service
  • Insurance companies
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Meteorological sector
  • Agriculture
  • Statistics
  • Research and consultancy firms