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PEroundrobin

New Member
For the 2 required calculus courses, is this implying precalculus and calculus 1 or calculus 1 and 2? Can a calculus course be waived if I have a 50Q on the GMAT and completed 2 levels of the CFA designation?
 

dstefan

Baruch MFE Director
For the 2 required calculus courses, is this implying precalculus and calculus 1 or calculus 1 and 2? Can a calculus course be waived if I have a 50Q on the GMAT and completed 2 levels of the CFA designation?
Calc 1 and Calc 2. Apply and explain that your math background is strong enough for you to have passed two levels of the CFA.
 

QuantNeeds

Member
Calc 1 and Calc 2. Apply and explain that your math background is strong enough for you to have passed two levels of the CFA.
If my Calc 2 did not earn a strong grade do you recommend taking multivariable or differential equation? Do some programs require this?
 

PEroundrobin

New Member
i dont know whether it is plausible to say that CFA is a substitute for calc 2. i can argue that the analytical skillset required is high, but the material is quite different.
 

kean

Mathematics Student
Please do not think to shot-cut in MFE or financial mathematics program. Calc 1 and Calc 2 are essential to form a strong foundation for future study. CFA is no where near MFE introductory level. Be honest to yourself whether you really know the stuff.

Alternatively, I suggest you picking up Calc 1 and Calc 2 books to test yourself. If you can't do some of maths, I suggest you to start doing Calc 1 and Calc 2. Other essential subjects you may consider to make your life easier in the MFE program are Probability, Mathematical Statistics, ODE and learn some C++. PDE is part of the MFE program. Calc 2 should cover some fundamental stuff. You can never have enough if you go into mathy path. So, learn what get you a job first. C++ is a must in this case.
 
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