Applied Mathematics to Risk Management

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - Foundation Program
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Applied Mathematics to Risk Management

The new Undergraduate Program in Applied Mathematics to Risk Management (UPAMRM) by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon is a first cycle course with a duration of three years, which aims, on the one hand, to respond to frequent students, who, having aptitude and taste for Mathematics, intend to acquire skills and knowledge in more applied areas, such as Actuarial Mathematics (What is an actuary?), Financial Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics.

The course has a threefold objective: to provide a solid core training in mathematics essential for risk assessment, to recognize the student to a degree that allows him immediate integration into the job market and the knowledge needed to progress to more advanced cycles of study, as a master's or doctorate in Applied Mathematics. Graduates in Applied Mathematics to Risk Management will be able to pursue their studies at the 2nd cycle in the Master in Actuarial Mathematics, as well as in the Master in Mathematics and Applications, which provides specializations in Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research and also in Financial Mathematics, taught by the Department of Mathematics at FCT NOVA.

Admission requirements

Higher Education in Portugal - International Students

General entry requirements that both Portuguese and foreign students must satisfy to apply to a Higher Education institution: Access to Higher Education (information for national and foreign students)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Linear Algebra I
  • Mathematical Analysis I
  • Introduction to Logic and Elementary Mathematics
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Computational Methods in Statistics

Semester 2

  • Linear Algebra II
  • Mathematical Analysis II B
  • Soft Skills for Science and Technology
  • Geometry
  • Probability and Statistics I

Semester 3

  • Algebra I
  • Mathematical Analysis III B
  • Numerical Analysis I
  • Probability and Statistics II

Semester 4

  • Mathematical Analysis IV B
  • Financial Calculus
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Economics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Linear Optimization

Semester 5

  • Actuarial Statistics
  • Introduction to Operational Research
  • Measure Integration and Probability
  • Multivariate Models
  • Stochastic Processes and Applications

Semester 6

  • Numerical Analysis II
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Statistics and Information Systems
  • Simulation Techniques in Risk Management

Program delivery

UPAMRM differs from other academic offerings, both at the local and national level, due to its architecture in accordance with internationally recognized requirements for professionals in risk analysis. The focus is on applied mathematics, complemented by knowledge of economics and computer science, which are understood as essential to identification, quantification, mitigation, and risk management, particularly in financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies.

FCT NOVA has long been a national reference in the training of actuaries, privileging interdisciplinarity, not only for its scientific interest but also for the demands of the labor market. This course counts on a group of professors with long experience in training professionals in the area of risk, most of them occupying prominent positions in entities and companies of reference, both national and international. The Department of Mathematics has maintained excellent relations with companies/employers, including Research projects, facilitating the involvement of students in internships, and giving their students the possibility to study abroad under the Erasmus + program in one of the several partner universities of the DM, with full academic recognition.

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Tuition Fees

  • Portuguese students: 697 €/year
  • Foreign students: 7000 €/year

Career paths

The employability associated with courses in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is around 100% and among the more than a thousand graduates of the Department of Mathematics at FCT NOVA, the number of unemployed is residual, attesting to our capacity to train students with recognized competence and knowledge in the business environment and at the level of public institutions. Graduates of the Degree in Applied Mathematics to Risk Management acquire the needed skills to pursue studies at the level of the 2nd cycle and their insertion in the labor market in areas related to banking, insurance, social security, pension funds, finance and economics.

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Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - SUPERNOVA Foundation Programme

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Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - Foundation Program

Campus de Campolide
1099-085 Lisbon Lisbon

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