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About Applied Mathematics and Finance at Keuka College

You need any number of tools to impress today’s hirers: an understanding of the intricacies of finance, a business background, and a deep comprehension of digital literacy. A degree in Applied Mathematics and Finance provides all this and more, filling your toolbox and propelling you down any number of career paths, from banking to insurance to financial consulting.

Applied Mathematics and Finance Program Highlights

Personal Attention

The intentionally small class sizes in Applied Mathematics and Finance allow personalized attention from professors and plenty of opportunity to get involved in class discussion.

Best of Both Worlds

It’s not enough to know the numbers; today’s job market requires finance and data skills. The Applied Mathematics and Finance degree includes a strong digital component.

In-Demand Careers

Upstate New York employers are hungry for bachelor’s-level mathematics/finance graduates. Among the lucrative fields: Financial manager, credit analyst, actuary, and auditor.

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Finance is a true interdisciplinary program between business and mathematics and includes digital learning components, particularly regarding data analytics.

The program provides a solid foundation for students preparing for a career in a broad range of disciplines related to actuarial sciences, including finance, banking, insurance, and related fields. The degree also prepares students for graduate programs in applied mathematics, statistics, computational finance, and data analytics.

Program Requirements

Digital Literacy

Emphasizing skills in data wrangling, coding and analysis, graduates of this major will be prepared for understanding current analytical practices and data visualization. An introduction to multiple coding environments qualifies you as a job candidate who can bridge the technical with analysis and industry understanding.

Award Opportunities

Judd Prize

Awarded to students for outstanding work in pre-calculus and calculus.

Roy Shortt Award

This is for outstanding work in mathematics by a junior.

What can you do with this degree?

Thinking about your future career? Here are some sample job titles that people with similar degrees have at organizations around the country.

• Actuarial Associate
• Actuarial Mathematician
• Health Actuary
• Insurance Actuary
• Pricing Actuary
• Product Development Actuary
• Analytical Statistician
• Applied Statistician
• Biometrician
• Biostatistician
• Environmental Statistician
• Mathematical Statistician
• Research Biostatistician
• Sampling Expert
• Statistical Analyst
• Statistical Reporting Analyst
• Statistician
• Survey Statistician
• Time Study Statistician
• Certified Financial Planner
• Estate Planner
• Estate Planning Counselor
• Financial Counselor
• Individual Pension Adviser
• Individual Pension Consultant
• Personal Financial Advisor
• Personal Financial Planner

Demand & Salary Data

Career Group Career Summary Median Annual Wage in 2015sort ascending Predicted Openings Between 2014 and 2024 Change in Demand for These Jobs, 2024 vs. 2014 Education Typically Needed
Financial Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

$117,990 169,300 37,700 Bachelor's degree

Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.

$97,070 11,700 4,400 Bachelor's degree
Personal Financial Advisors

Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.

$89,160 136,400 73,900 Bachelor's degree
Financial Analysts

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

$80,310 89,400 32,300 Bachelor's degree

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics.

$80,110 15,400 10,100 Master's degree
Financial Specialists, All Other

All financial specialists not listed separately.

$66,670 21,900 7,100 Bachelor's degree

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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