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  • Hi,

    You had made a very insightful post on the Princeton Mfin admission process some months back. Are there any other colleges having similar coursework to the Princeton MFin in the top 20? That is covering the stochal and econometrics but at the same time offering exposure to skills that could open doors at IBD/Consulting/Hedge Funds?

    Thanks :)
    Hi Grasin. Columbia is also a great program that would give you the same opportunities. You could also steer an M7 MBA fairly quantitative at MIT, UChicago or maybe Wharton.
    Can you please kindly help me choose from my admits.? I have tagged you in the post.
    I am currently having admits from TAMU, NCSU, UCONN & SUNY. Can you please guide me through as to which I should choose keeping jobs and course in mind.?

    Hi,thanks for your reply to my post (http://tinyurl.com/pwfpqt4).Well,I do think my English is excellent,but I'm concerned about the fact that it still has an Indian accent(albeit not very heavy).I don't have a US accent.Would that be a problem?Also,do you have any idea about IBD/Consulting recruiting at MIT MFin?I believe 1 each out of a total of 124 lands up an MBB/GS/MS job.Any idea what my odds would be?
    Bob Tyson
    I am concerned about my odds because I don't really have an undergraduate degree from the US. I have 1 year work. ex. in risk management at BB bank and decent extra-curricular activities and a good GPA and GRE score to show. Appreciate any insights on this, thanks a lot !
    Well, there's about 12 BBs + the consulting firms. Throw in some MMs and I think your odds of IBD at MIT are north of 20-25%. That may very well be as good as Harvard undergrad.

    If you are good at math and have excellent English communication skills, it's easier to land a job as a quant than to land a job as a banker.
    Bob Tyson
    Great ! Thanks for your help ! I really appreciate it.
    Hello Golllini,
    Just came across your post on "Advice for Princeton MFin Applicants".
    I am a bit confused between MS in Finance and MS in Financial Economics. Can you please kindly guide me through this?
    Hi Vaibhav,

    I'm not sure what the difference is either.

    Princeton's MFin program is really a Master of Financial Engineering program. It's a bit lighter on the quant side, but you can't graduate without at least one course that teaches you the basics of Stochal and one course that teaches you econometrics.

    There is a difference between an MFE (Financial Engineering) and an MSF. Is that what you are asking?
    Vaibhav Dhabaria
    Yes. Actually when I started looking into my courses this was primarily my question. But now it has changed to:
    MFE vs. MathFin vs. CompFin?
    Considering that I don't want a profile that is full of coding.
    do you think MathFin will be the right choice?
    And what do you feel about NYU Poly's MFE?
    Vaibhav I think the distinctions between MFE, Fin Math, MSFE, MS ORFE, and the like are extremely nuanced at most.

    If you don't want a profile full of coding, avoid CMU MSCF and apply to the other top schools.

    NYU has a great MFE program, but I am less sure about NYU Poly. Take NYU, Cornell, Columbia, or UC Berkeley if you can; if you can't, then maybe consider NYU Poly.
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