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Course: Computational Mathematics


Math Student
It seems like an interesting course. Does it seem like good preparation for MFE? I'm probably going to take it anyhow, I was just curious what some of you think.

Computational Mathematics
Modelling (discrete and continuous, deterministic and stochastic) and practical solutions to general categories of applied problems. Case studies of solutions through modelling and representation of data. Implementation, numerical considerations, efficiency, and application of numerical algorithms.

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This is the textbook used for the course:

Modeling, Analysis, Design, and Control of Stochastic Systems (Springer Texts in Statistics)
Quant? Computational Mathematics vs Mathematical Finance

To get a quant job, which program is more attractive to headhunter:

A. Computational Mathematics (where one would learn parallel processing, multithreading, high performance programming, statistics and mathematical concepts and modeling/programming in C++, R etc)
Note: Not much of finance , just basic concepts would be taught.


B. Mathematical Finance (where you would learn Mathematical and Statistical concepts, Financial concepts, etc )
Note: Not much of programming, one has to learn on own.