Including this minor into your program is more than just expanding your horizon. It can also serve as an excellent preparation for a career that fits your quantitative grounding, in particular, a career as a quantitative risk manager or actuary.
What will you learn in this minor?
You will acquire an advanced analytical framework which enables you to analyse complex economic processes involving risk from a quantitative perspective. Quantitative risk modelling, statistical and empirical evaluation, and optimisation are at the core of this minor program. This minor program enables you to develop skills to deal with complex and risky economic problems.
The 60 EC minor in combination with a BSc in Econometrics, Mathematics, Physics, Informatics and Computer Sciences or an equivalent quantitative BSc program, gives you access to the Master’s programme Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance.
The minor can be taken as a 30 or a 60 EC programme. For both options you have follow these compulsory course:
* if you have already taken this course on an equivalent, you may substitute it with one of the other mandatory electives.
You supplement these courses with either 18 EC or 48 EC in restrictive-choice electives.
Detailed course descriptions can be found in the Course Catalogue. Please be aware that this is the Course Catalogue for 2018-2019. The Course Catalogue for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available in June.
You need to apply for the minor before you can register yourself for the minor courses. For the application form, please visit the current Course Catalogue.
To ensure timely registration, please take into account the following dates:
For UvA- students: apply before 1 June 2019.
For non UvA: apply before mid-May
For more general information about taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at UvA Economics and Business. Or you can contact the Education Desk.