1. What is the Mathematical Business major?
2. What skills are developed within this major?
3. Where have Wake Forest graduates landed jobs with this major?
4. Where can I get more information about the Mathematical Business major?
The bachelor’s program in mathematical business is designed for students interested in pursuing business careers in which a strong analytical background is essential to analyze and solve business problems in various business functional areas. The philosophy of the program is to prepare students with a thorough under-standing of business functions and equip them with the requisite mathematical, statistical, and computer tools to solve complex problems in these functional areas. Possible career paths include actuarial and management consulting professions as well as various staff positions in manufacturing, finance, marketing and information systems.
Mathematical business is an interdisciplinary major offered jointly by the Schools of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. As such, it draws from the strengths of these two disciplines, giving the students access to a wide variety of expertise and experiences that these two academic areas possess. The program consists of approximately one-half business and one-half mathematics and computer science courses. In addition, there is a required seminar, jointly taught by business and mathematics professors. The intention of this seminar is to provide the majors with a forum where they can see, through studies of actual cases from the business world, how mathematical, statistical and computer techniques can be used to solve many business problems.
Skills developed within this major include: Analytical reasoning; Communication; Interpersonal skills; Applying theory; Reading graphs; Quick thinking; Conceptual ability; Group cohesion; Presentation ability; Public speaking; Understand computer technologies; Detail oriented; Time management; Critical thinking; and organizational skills.
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