Student Background

To gain admission, whether full-time, part-time, or non-degree, an applicant must demonstrate a high aptitude for quantitative reasoning. He or she must have a firm grasp of mathematics at a high undergraduate level, which includes at least the following Mathematics courses:

  • Multivariate calculus (including partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and Taylor series)
  • Linear algebra (including linear systems of equations, determinants, matrix factorization, range and null space, and eigenvalues of symmetric matrices)
  • Calculus-based course in probability (independence, conditional probabilities, Gaussian distribution, law of large numbers, central limit theorem)

Work experience is not necessary to gain acceptance into the full-time program, though it can be helpful for finding a job after the program. Work experience is necessary for part-time and non-degree applicants.