Minor Programmes

The Division of Mathematical Sciences offers a Minor in Mathematics for non-maths majors, and a Minor in Finance for selected maths majors. The Minor in Finance is offered in collaboration with Nanyang Business School.

NTU students not majoring in the Mathematical Sciences are eligible to pursue a Minor in Mathematics. This minor programme introduces students to the fundamental topics of mathematics, such as linear algebra, disrete mathematics, and group theory, as well as advanced pure and applied mathematics topics such as topology, graph theory, and optimization.

Minor requirements

For students who do not have calculus and/or linear algebra in their major curriculum, the following course combination is highly recommended:

For students who have calculus and/or linear algebra in their major curriculum (equivalent to MH1100/ MH1101/MH1200 or MH1802/ MH1803/ MH2802), we recommend fulfilling the minor requirements with courses other than introductory calculus and/or linear algebra. Some suitable courses are listed below:

MH1300 - Foundations of Mathematics 4 AU
MH2100 - Calculus III4 AU
MH2220 - Algebra I3 AU
MH1201 - Linear Algebra II4 AU
MH1301 - Discrete Mathematics4 AU
MH2500 - Probability and Introduction to Statistics4 AU
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences4 AU
MH3220 - Algebra II4 AU
MH3600 - Knots and Surfaces: Introduction to Topology4 AU
MH3700 - Numerical Analysis I4 AU
MH3511 - Data Analysis with Computer4 AU
MH3210 - Number Theory4 AU
MH3300 - Graph Theory4 AU
MH3701 - Basic Optimization4 AU

For students in the C.N. Yang Scholars programme, certain criteria are modified:

  • The following courses do not count towards a minor in Mathematics: MH1100, MH1101, MH1200, MH1201, and MH2100.
  • The requirement to take at least six AU from MH2xxx/MH3xxx/MH4xxx courses is waived.

The use of advanced mathematical methods – such as statistics, probability, computing, differential equations, and optimization – has become essential in many areas of modern finance and economics.

The Minor in Finance, offered in collaboration with Nanyang Business School,  allows select Mathematical Sciences majors to explore this exciting area, by taking additional courses in finance and economics offered by the Nanyang Business School.


The Minor in Finance programme is offered only to Mathematical Sciences majors. Students can enter this programme in two ways:

  • Matriculate directly into the programme.
  • Matriculate into the regular BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences programme, and enter the minor programme afterwards. As preparation such students should read BU8201 (Business Finance) during their first year of study.

Students must receive a minimum of B+ in the course to be eligible for admission into the Minor in Finance programme. At the end of the first year of study, the division will shortlist and invite eligible students to apply.

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