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    How is this for a theoretical undergrad schedule?

    Yes it is, but I think esahione meant that you should take more 4__ classes in one major, instead of a little bit of everything.
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    How is this for a theoretical undergrad schedule?

    Image processing uses numerical methods like finite difference on various partial differential equations including the heat equation, which is directly related to the black-scholes equation. It also involves programming, depending on what language your professor uses. I would say it is...
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    How is this for a theoretical undergrad schedule?

    This can vary depending on where you want to go. For front-office jobs I think some business courses can be beneficial. I think you are taking enough quant courses and it wouldn't hurt to mix it up with some business ones. It can provide the soft skills needed in interviews and workplace. But...
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    How is this for a theoretical undergrad schedule?

    You don't really have to take numerical analysis earlier. But I assumed that you are going to apply to MFE starting fall 2010, and it would be good to have that course in your transcript before then. If you do well, the professor might even be a recommendation candidate. But again, you don't...
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    How is this for a theoretical undergrad schedule?

    Your schedule looks very rigorous. Looks a lot like my college schedule =] BMGT 430 Linear Statistical Models In Business, sounds like a business stats class. Is this required? You might be able to swap it with a regression course in the stats department. It's a lot more quantitative. BTW did...
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    Which is better: Graduate Probability or Complex Variables?

    Yeah I think 4 probability courses is overkill. Unless the material is in the grad classes are more advanced, which I doubt. Advanced probability is just stochastic which you are taking already.
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    Recommendation letters from professors.

    Sorry for being unclear. When I said biased I meant that even if the letter is only about good things, the professors might still feel uncomfortable writing about certain stuff if they know you will be reading it. I didn't mean that a professor will be writing crap about you behind your back...
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    Recommendation letters from professors.

    Allowing you to read the letter can potentially pressure the professor to write a biased letter. After all, it's a letter from the professor to the admission office, not to you. Even though the writing is regarding you, the professor has no obligation to show you what he/she wrote.
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    Undergrad

    Yes undergrads are usually allowed to take graduate courses, but graduates students usually have priority when signing up for these classes. And the undergraduate take whatever spots that remain.
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    Need some help deciding b/w diff programs

    If you are one of those people who are natural programmers, then you would be fine. But otherwise yes, you will get eaten alive. Programming in general is extremely hard to be picked up by someone who has full-time work and part-time school going on at the same time.
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    Must Take Undergraduate Math Courses ?

    If it requires 2 semesters of abstract algebra... I would forget about it... I think stats major plus math minor is more than enough. BTW, abstract algebra is not advanced calculus (that's real analysis). Algebra is about doing things like proving that you can't trisect an angle with...
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    Must Take Undergraduate Math Courses ?

    Calculus should be a prereq for stats and analysis... So take the first one
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    Help Please

    Option Base 1 Function weirdCode2(list) Dim i, n As Integer n = Application.CountA(list) If Len(list(1)) > 4 Then weirdCode2 = list(1) Exit Function Else If n = 1 Then weirdCode2 = list(1) Exit Function...
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    Must Take Undergraduate Math Courses ?

    The three courses you mentioned are important but they are not must-takes. The must takes are calculus, ODE, linear algebra, probability, statistics, and programming. I really don't think PDE is a must take. In an undergrad PDE class, you just learn to solve heat, wave, and Lapace equations...
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    Take differential equations, numerical analysis, programming, and maybe a prob/stat course from the math department
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