Quantitative financial economics embraces the role of advanced mathematics in applied
finance. There is extensive use of mathematics, probability theory and financial economics,
and the OSU program trains students not to become employees with just quantitative
skills but financial managers who are equipped with a thorough understanding of quantitative
The STEM-designated program is a 33-hour program and students may design their plan of study using one of the three areas of specialization
to tailor their studies to meet their professional objectives. Graduates are equipped to apply the tools of quantitative analysis in a wide range
of career paths. Their skills are in demand by energy, financial services, risk measurement
and management, and investment management firms.
"Our faculty strive to advance the theory and practice of finance through
conducting cutting-edge and high impact research in such areas as institutional trading,
risk management, corporate governance and derivatives."
Admissions are decided on a holistic approach with successful candidates meeting the
GMAT with a suggested minimum score of 550 or GRE with a suggested minimum score of
Quant 148/Verbal 160. International students must also submit proof of English proficiency
in the form of a TOEFL or IELTS score.
Our students come from diverse backgrounds including aeronautical engineering, industrial
engineering, electrical engineering, finance, accounting, economics, chemistry, mathematics
Fall application deadline is Feb. 1. Spring application deadline is Sept. 1.