Doctorate in Mathematics


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Program Description


Doctorate of Mathematics at AIU:

The Doctorate of Mathematics program helps students to understand and use mathematics in other fields of knowledge with basic mathematical skills for everyday living, and to be employed and to act in a consulting capacity on matters concerning mathematics. Career opportunities in mathematics include actuarial services, education, and in industries such as telecommunications, aerospace, and computer. The Doctorate of Mathematics program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis.

This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Doctorate of Mathematics curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Mathematics:

  • Applied Mathematical Modeling
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Continuous and Finite Mathematics
  • Understanding Variation and Uncertainty
  • Probability and Random Variables
  • Procedural Programming
  • Multivariate and Vector Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Complex Variables and Group Theory
  • Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
  • Financial Calculus
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Topology and Chaos
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Applied Probability and Financial Risk
  • Multiple Regression and Time Series
  • Statistical Inference and Multivariate Analysis
  • Sample Surveys and Experimental Design

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Mathematics:

  • Doctorate Thesis Project
  • MBM300 Thesis Proposal
  • MBM302 Doctorate Thesis (5,000 words)

Publication: Each Doctorate of Mathematics graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Doctorate of Mathematics

Job Description Doctorates in Mathematics

Mathematics is the study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. Mathematicians use tools such as mathematical theory, well-defined procedures called algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. Mathematics is divided into two areas: theoretical, or pure, mathematics, and applied mathematics. However, these two areas often overlap.

Skills for Success

  • Must be knowledgeable in mathematics and its application
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Listening and interpretive skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Organized and dependable
  • Ability to convey information in a clear and easy-to-understand manner
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email software

Employment Opportunities for Mathematics

  • Mathematics Instructor
  • Underwriting Coordinator
  • Pricing Analyst
  • High School Teacher
  • Financial Analyst
  • Entry Level Actuarial Analyst
  • Data Analyst

Professional Associations

  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Resources and Tools

Math Resources - Tutorials, Formulas, Calculators, Directories

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Last updated Aug 2020

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