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Bachelor of science Financial Engineering program

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Bachelors Degree Program 4years

Course Details

Course Overview

Bachelor of science Financial Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) enables graduates to understand the role of financial instruments within the broader economic and business context.  The area of risk identification, risk modeling and mitigation to help them respond to increased regulation and public pressure to manage financial risk.

Bachelor of science Financial Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) also helps to understand financial theory, to develop dynamic models and innovative products including programming their own developments. The advancement of the capital market such as the digitization of the Nairobi stock exchange and plans to introduce derivatives such as options, futures and forwards will also require integrated knowledge in Statistics, Mathematics, Finance and economics. It is with the foregoing reasons that the University top management challenged the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences to come up with an integrated undergraduate programme that would enable a graduate to solve a financial/risk problem holistically. Thus, JKUAT has  embarked on the training of manpower in Financial Engineering.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of science Financial Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) requires the following minimum entries;

Mean grade C+, Chemistry C+, or Physical Science or any two of the following; Mathematics C+ , English C+

Course Objectives

 Bachelor of science Financial Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) will prepare a student for a career as a Financial Engineer, concerned with the construction of models and application of financial theory and instruments in formulating solutions to financial problems as well as exploring financial opportunities. Students will use statistical methods to identify, quantify and develop various strategies to mitigate against financial risks. They will also study topics in areas of economics, marketing, mathematics of investment and finance, risk management, insurance and accounting.

  Bachelor of science Financial Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) is interdisciplinary and the knowledge and skills developed by students are applicable in many business settings. Hence, the graduates of Bachelor of science Financial Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) are expected to find employment in investment firms, commercial banking, insurance, employee benefits, pension, investment management, Risk management areas, management consulting or continue with postgraduate studies in the area.

Course Program

Bachelor of science Financial Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT)  has the following course units;

Year 1

University Units

  • HRD 2101 Communication skills
  • SZL 2111 HIV/AIDS
  • HRD 2102 Development Studies and Social Ethics

Faculty Unit

  • SMA 2104 Mathematics for Sciences

Core units

  • SMA 2100 Discrete Mathematics
  • STA 2104 Calculus for Statistics I
  • HBC 2107 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • HBC 2237 Financial Accounting Theory
  • ICS 2107 Introduction to Information technology
  • HBC 2112 Business Law I
  • STA 2105 Calculus for Statistics II
  • STA 2100 Probability & Statistics I
  • STA 2120 Foundations of Financial Mathematics
  • SMA 2201 Linear Algebra I
  • HBC 2125 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ICS 2108 Programming methodology

Year 2

Core units

  • SMA 2200 Calculus III
  • STA 2200 Probability & Statistics II
  • SMA 2304 Ordinary Differential Equations I
  • STA 2220 Fixed Income Securities Analysis
  • HBC 2205 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • ICS 2214 Database Management Systems
  • STA 2201 Probability & Statistics III
  • SMA 2306 Linear Algebra II
  • STA 2202 Introduction to Computer Interactive Statistics
  • STA 2221 Theory of Insurance Practice
  • STA 2306 Real Analysis for Statistics
  • HBC 2213 Management Accounting

Additional Compulsory units

  • HBC 2213 Organizational Behavior
  • SMA 2321 Numerical Analysis I

Year 3

Core units

  • STA 2300 Theory of Estimation
  • STA 2302 Probability & Statistics IV
  • STA 2303 Linear Programming
  • STA 2311 Introduction to Programming languages for Statistics
  • HBC 2223 Portfolio Theory & Investments Analysis
  • HBC 2220 Financial Statements Analysis
  • HRD 2114 Research Methodology
  • STA 2301 Tests of Hypotheses
  • STA 2401 Time Series Analysis
  • STA 2310 Risk Theory
  • STA 2405 Measure & Probability
  • STA 2411 Regression Modelling I

Additional Compulsory units

  • SMA 2305 Complex Analysis
  • STA 2305 Statistical programming

Year 4

University Unit

  • HRD 2401 Entrepreneurship Skills

Core units

  • STA 2406 Stochastic Processes
  • STA 2420 Financial Time Series
  • STA 2421 Derivative Securities
  • STA 2422 Game Theory
  • HBC 2119 Business Finance
  • STA 2408 Regression Modelling II
  • STA 2423 Financial Risk Management
  • STA 2424 Advanced Portfolio Theory
  • STA 2425 Computer Aided Financial Modeling
  • STA 2426 Management of Extreme Financial Risks
  • HBC 2323 Mergers & Acquisitions
  • STA 2427 Supply Chain Management

Compulsory Additional Unit

  • STA 2428 Optimization Techniques

Elective units

  • STA 2404 Non-Parametric Methods
  • HBC 2324 Fund Management
  • SMA 2429 Project (2 Units for Sem. I & II)

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