Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Mathematics of Economy and Finance

Bachelor's Degree Program





Usual duration:

3 years

Language of courses:

Slovak and English

Program director:

doc. RNDr. Margaréta Halická, CSc.


doc. Mgr. Igor Melicherčík, PhD.
prof. RNDr. Daniel Ševčovič, DrSc.
doc. RNDr. Mária Trnovská, PhD.
doc. RNDr. Peter Guba, PhD.
Related study programs master's degree program Mathematics of Economy, Finance and Modeling

This program is offered only in Slovak languages.

Description of the Study Program

The graduates of the Bachelor' s program in Economic and Financial Mathematics (EFM) have basic knowledge of the whole range of mathematical disciplines such as mathematical analysis, algebra, difference and differential equations, numerical methods, probability and statistics. They also master the basics of other mathematical disciplines with direct applications in economics and finance, such as econometrics, some special statistical methods, linear and non-linear programming and financial mathematics. According to personal preferences, they also master the basics of several other specializations such as game theory, data envelopment analysis (DEA), insurance, accounting and many others. They have an overview of classical and modern economic theories, know the basic concepts of banking and finance. They attain specific computer skills, programming in a selected object-oriented programming language and working with modern mathematical, statistical and financial software, as well as software enabling the presentation of results. They are capable of using this knowledge to solve standard problems of economic and financial practice requiring the use of more demanding mathematical procedures and methods. They are able to join a research team consisting of specialists in economics and finance. They can also work with domestic and English literature and are adaptable to diverse conditions of economic and financial practice. Finally, they are ready to pursue a master's degree in mathematics and statistics, economics and finance.

What to Expect

A recommended study plan is set for the study program, which is compiled so that by completing it, the student meets the conditions for successful completion of the study within its standard length. The study plan is divided into compulsory, compulsory elective and elective courses. A course consists of individual independent educational activities or their combination, which are aimed at providing education in a specific area, which is specified in the information sheet of the relevant course. The profile courses of the study plan belong to the compulsory or the compulsory elective and are determined so that the student acquires the knowledge and skills that are essential for the determined profile of the graduate. Together with other educational activities that are offered to the student in other courses, they will enable the student's access to knowledge and skills important for achieving educational outcomes in the graduate's profile and his personal and professional development. Most compulsory courses reflect the fulfillment of standards in the field of mathematics. Compulsory elective courses, in turn, reflect the focus of the study program on applications in the field of economics and finance. The inclusion of some compulsory elective courses in the programs is a response to the constructive comments of students and their interest in a particular area. The inclusion of additional exercises and classes and other supporting courses among the electives reflects the students' communicated need for a deeper practice of some mathematically demanding subjects. For futher information see the study program page.

Final Thesis

With the bachelor's thesis, the student has to demonstrate the ability to independently acquire theoretical and practical knowledge and use them. The final thesis will be prepared by the student under the guidance of the thesis supervisor. The supervisor of the final thesis will prepare a written report on the final thesis and propose its evaluation. The final work is assessed by the opponent. The opponent will prepare a written report on the final thesis and propose its evaluation.

Graduates' Career Opportunities

The graduate is ready to continue in the follow-up master's study, or can hold positions in various institutions as a specialist in mathematical-statistical analysis and calculations in the field of economics and finance.a