Prospective Undergraduates

BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics 

Introduction

This is a new combined degree jointly offered by the Division of Mathematical Sciences in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the Economics Programme in the School of Social Sciences.

It is a four-year direct honours programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics.

 

Who This Degree is For

This degree is aimed at students with strong quantitative aptitude and keen interest in economics.

Students will learn how mathematics is applied to model economic decisions, make economic forecasts; in general how mathematics is a powerful tool for modeling economic and financial market activities.

The training that graduates of this degree acquire - a combination of critical economic analysis and strong mathematical and computational skills - a highly valued by employers in the financial services industry, business as well as the public sector. The degree is also ideal for those who plan to pursue a Master's degree in financial engineering, professional or graduate programmes in finance, economics, actuarial science or other related fields.

 

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed with an emphasis on both depth and breath.

The core Courses in Mathematics and Economics ensure a solid quantitative grounding in both disciplines while the electives provide students with a choice to concentrate in an area of interest, for example, in Applied Economics, Econometrics, or Theoretical Economics. The programme also provides an excellent coverage of Mathematics, Statistics and Economics that are highly relevant to related disciplines such as Actuarial Science and Finance.

 

Course Curriculum:

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Career Prospects

Graduates with a combined degree in Mathematics and Economics will find they have more career options, in addition to jobs traditionally available to either mathematics or economics majors.

In general, graduates with inter-disciplinary degrees are increasingly valued by employers. The combination of mathematics and economics, in particular, provides them with a distinctive edge because of the quantitative and analytical skills the training instills.

Graduates of such a degree are known to follow diverse career paths in organizations such as financial institutions, including commercial banks, investment banks and insurance companies; the public sector; logistics industry; consultancy firms etc. A significant number proceed to graduate schools, opening up more careers in academia.

 

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of NTU, students need at least a GCE A-level pass in Mathematics or equivalent. A background in economics is not required.

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