Opportunities for skilled quantitative finance professionals are seeing explosive growth with the rapid increase in sophisticated quantitative and computational techniques employed by financial firms.

As a quantitative finance major (QFIN), you’ll join an interdisciplinary program covering the design, development and implementation of innovative financial processes that encourages the formulation of creative solutions to problems in finance. As such, it is unique among College of Business offerings, and your course of study will result in a B.S. degree with minors in economics and math (or a double major with math) rather than a B.B.A. This major is a highly structured program and you must begin your mathematics courses in your freshman year in order to progress through the major in a timely manner. The required major coursework provides you with the foundation and tools for a variety of financial situations and problem solving, while electives permit you to emphasize economics, mathematics, statistics or finance.

Samantha Dawkins - QFIN - 2019

"Quantitative finance is different than any other undergraduate major because it teaches you graduate level understanding of finance and the concepts behind it. The QFIN course at JMU has been here for a long time, and looking at people who were QFIN majors and where they are now in their careers, indicates that it is a very valuable major."

Samantha Dawkins
James Madison University ‘19


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