Solid academics - fellow students very smart - but it's hard to make relationships with professors - a lot of teaching done by grad students - not a huge surprise generally but not what I expected for a program that cost this much.
Very very few recruiters come to campus for MFins - kinda crazy considering how large the program is - seems like almost all recruiting activity is for MBA students.
Hard to mix with other students - MBAs do their own thing, and MFins tend to socialize by country / continent - not as social as I thought it would be.
Good to be in Boston - great college town.
Overall, not a bad program, but a lot of room to improve I guess, especially with getting recruiters on campus.
The FSRM program at Rutgers helps me a lot to dive deep into the field of financial statistics and risk management and has given me an incredible experience to become a quantitative risk analyst.
The curriculum covers all key dimensions of financial statistics and risk management with an emphasis on real-world financial data analysis and applications. The professional services benefit a lot of students to get their first U.S experience in financial technology, brokerage and banking industries. The practitioner seminar invites outstanding
professionals from the industry, providing a good opportunity for us to learn practical applications and to network with potential employers. Some courses are instructed by the best industrial practitioner on Wall Street (2018 Buy-side quant of the year), demonstrating to us how statistical theories are applied in buy-side investment and risk management. Practical projects, real-world case studies, opportunities to talk with outstanding alumni and various workshops about financial theory, all keep students ahead of the curve and closely in tune with changing financial markets. The close-knit FSRM community always give me the feeling of being at home and supported.
I'm a graduate of May 2019 from FSRM. This program is truly awesome, every course is helpful and necessary for you to become a young profession in quant, especially in the field of risk management. The disadvantages are that you can only take 10 or 11 courses due to the two-year time limit, you have to make choices on what to take away from there.