# Mathematical Finance

Sophisticated mathematical tools are used not only by traders of derivatives but also by any bank or corporation that has to determine how much to spend for development and research, the best time to enter/exit the market, make a merger-acquisition decision, or manage risk. Today, all major financial institutions in the U.S. employ graduates with very strong quantitative skills and solid knowledge of financial markets. The Boston University Mathematical Finance Program gives students the tools to be successful in careers that allow them to make a significant impact on the financial world through their design of financial instruments and models.