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Quantitative Finance and Econometrics Major

Quantitative Finance and Econometrics (QFE) is the intersection of Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Business Analytics. The program will train students in three key areas necessary for success in this competitive field: analytical problem-solving, computer programming (Python, R, SAS, Stata, VBA, and EViews), and thorough knowledge of finance and economics. Quantitative analysts and econometricians transform raw data into intelligent business strategies. Financial Analysts and Economists with a strong mathematical background are in short supply, and quantitative finance and econometrics are both growing and extremely well-compensated fields.

CFA Institute Scholarships

UWA’s QFE major is recognized as part of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) University Affiliation Program. UWA’s QFE curriculum covers more than 70% of the Level 1 CFA exam material. Scholarships ($1050 each) are available each year to UWA seniors to take the Level 1 exam.

View the full QFE curriculum here.

Curriculum

  • Mathematical Economics
  • Econometric Theory
  • Microeconometrics
  • Macroeconometrics
  • Times Series Econometrics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Interest Theory
  • Financial Engineering
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Investments
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Econometrics Thesis
  • Computerized Financial Modeling
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Programming in Python, R, SAS, Stata, VBA, and EViews

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Finance Club
  • Hands-on Senior Investment Project
  • Virtual Stock Market Game
  • Internships and Job Shadowing
  • Toastmaster
  • ENACTUS
  • Delta Mu Delta

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Stock Simulations
  • ThinkorSwim National Challenge
  • UWA Investment Competitions
  • Senior Equity Research Thesis
  • CFA Institute Research Challenge
  • Internship Options
  • Involvement in the UWA Foundation Investment Management
  • Investment Conferences

Career Opportunities

  • Actuary
  • Data Scientist 
  • Econometrician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Engineer 
  • Risk Management 

Contact Information

Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics contact afe@uwa.edu or 205.652.3444.