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Prerequisites

Prerequisite Coursework

In addition to fulfilling other admissions requirements, successful applicants to the Financial Statistics and Risk Management (FSRM) master's program will have completed courses in single variable and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, advanced undergraduate statistical methods, and computer programming.

Courses offered at Rutgers University that would satisfy these requirements are listed below.

Single variable and multivariable calculus (Math 01:640:151-152 and 01:640:251)
Linear algebra (Math 01:640:250)
Level IV statistics (Statistics 01:960:401 or 01:960:484)
Basic computer programming (CS 01:198:111 or ECE 14:332:252)

Admitted students who have not taken Level IV statistics or similar courses will be required to arrive on campus in mid-August to take a 3-week basic applied statistics course (01:960:484) before the beginning of the Fall semester. The course credit can be used as part of the 30 credit hour program requirement.

Admitted students who have not taken a basic computer programming course will be required to take one during their first year of study, preferably during the fall semester (possible courses include ECE 14:332:252). The course credit can be used as part of the 30 credit hour program requirement, unless the student has also used 01:960:484 as part of the credit hour requirement.