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    COMPARE Stevens MFE or Poly-NYU?

    "Ya it does have a flexible curriculum. But placements wise I just wanted to confirm if NYU Poly is better due to the location and the NYU tag" NYU Poly doesn't have a "NYU" tag. It, fittingly, has a "NYU Poly" tag and "NYU Poly" tag != "NYU" tag. Further, NYU Poly is based in Brook-lyn ( not...
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    Rutgers MSMF Rutgers MSMF or Stevens Institute MFE?

    I would drop "brand-name" factor from my consideration. Rutgers and Stevens are both decent (tier 2) schools and their "street-cred" is almost interchangeable. tier2 = Not NYU, Princeton, Cornell, CMU and the like
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    Help!! Need to decide for full/part time MFE vs. current IT job in trading software firm

    According to my calculation, I can finish it off in about 2 years (including summer classes). The company is paying 25% of the cost, the rest comes out of my pockets.
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    Help!! Need to decide for full/part time MFE vs. current IT job in trading software firm

    My career profile resembles yours a bit and I just started a part-time MFE program. Here is what lead to it. 1. At work, all of the interesting projects were done in the "algorithmic trading space" and I wanted to be a part of it. Unfortunately, I wasn't qualified. I only have a bachelors...
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    Any chance in getting a quant job, or something simliar, with just an undergrad?

    My strategy would be to finish the math degree, learn to program well and get a job as a developer in a financial institution. I would work there for a few years, make some money and contacts. After a year or so, move internally to align my job with my ambitions. Then apply to grad school for a...
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    "Also, it's pretty far away from NYC, so it isn't like firms come running to recruit Rutgers students when the train trip takes an hour and a half, as opposed to 20 minutes up to Columbia or Baruch or just 5 to NYU." Utter crap! You can get to New Brunswick from Penn Station in as little as 45...
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    Hi Tiffy, What's your educational/work background? Assuming that you have taken Calc I before...

    Hi Tiffy, What's your educational/work background? Assuming that you have taken Calc I before and know/can pick up c++, I think you can take the pre-reqs in 2 semesters. Sign up for Calc II and Linear Algebra next semester. Then take Calc based probability (you need calc II for it) and C++...
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    MFE Prerequisite: Neuva York

    Rutgers is often described as a public ivy (ivy league education at public school price) university. Rutger's "Mathematics (16th), Applied Mathematics (21st) and Physics (24th) departments are top 25 in the nation. Also in the 2006 U.S. News & World Report ranking of Computer Science Ph.D...
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    MFE Prerequisite: Neuva York

    "1. It is a private university; they tend to charge higher fees. 2. It is a well know technical university in the area. 3. It has a beautiful campus and good faculty." Notwithstanding the mentioned attributes, $1000/credit is a bit rich. Particularly when Rutgers is clearly better in 2 and 3...
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    MFE Prerequisite: Neuva York

    Thx, it's quite possible that I am looking at the wrong place or perhaps the Fall course schedule for Baruch/Hunter has yet to be updated. Would like to avoid NYU/Columbia for the obvious monetary reasons. Digressing a bit but what makes Stevens Institute of Tech warrant $1000 per credit.
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    MFE Prerequisite: Neuva York

    Hi Guys, A bit of help. Where can I take the Calculus based probability course in Manhattan? Unless I am mistaken, it's not being offered at Baruch or Hunter in Fall. Cheers, Vic
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    Average salaries for quants

    "That is why patriotism, like religion, is an absolutist notion and a dangerous one at that. " Ah, I respectfully disagree! "Chauvinism" and "Fanaticism" are dangerous notions. "Patriotism" and "Religion", I would argue, are essential for the well being of a society.
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    Foreign would-be quants and communication barrier

    "For my part, I have to "dumb down" both my vocabulary and my ideas for American listeners." Very curious indeed! Are you of the notion that superior vocabulary indicates "smartness"? Also, how do you "dumb down" ideas? In my book being articulate isn't a function of esoteric vocabulary but...
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    Foreign would-be quants and communication barrier

    "In my opinion, before any level of technical expertise, or costs saved on salaries can come into play, I believe that those that would find positions in such technical and INDISPENSABLE areas of work such as running the models that predict a VAST portion of decision making for firms large and...
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    New Quantnet members say hi

    haha, it's funny, I laughed. :)
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    Required vs Advantageous

    Hi Guys, I am preparing to apply for MFE at Baruch in Fall '09. I am taking Calc II this summer, Linear Algebra & Probability in the Fall. Once finished, I would have the "minimum" required courses (I know c++) to apply for the program. Can I rely on the "advanced calculus refresher course"...
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    math courses to take around the nyc area

    Mike, Any college/community college will have those classes. Baruch, Hunter have them for sure. Afilin, Baruch has probability based calculus, pls double check but if memeory serves me, the class is called MTH 9831. Francis, Undergrad admission as a non-degree student is pretty...
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    C# or C++

    "Web applications have the ability to push out updates and keep everyone on the same version instantaneously, and for a lot of companies this fact immediately trumps having the bells and whistles of a shrinkwrap application." You could have a java swing based thick client with all the bells and...
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    Baruch MFE Baruch MFE Part-time vs. Full-time Questions

    Carl, In agreement with Andy. Unless your employer will bear a part of the tuition cost, IMO, going full time makes a lot of sense. Obviously whether one can afford to forgo a year or so of earnings is a different consideration entirely. Vic
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    Deferring till Fall 09

    Thx Dan, I have sent you a pm. Cheers Vic
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    Baruch MFE Baruch MFE Part-time vs. Full-time Questions

    Hi Carl, First of all, congratulations! "Is it feasible to work 50+ hours per week and go to the program part time? What if my employer agrees to decrease my hours to 40? I would be commuting from about 70 minutes away via train." It is absolutely feasible given: 1. You adapt to this busier...
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    Deferring till Fall 09

    Hi Guys, After a bit of thinking, I have decided to defer applying to MFE for fall 09. And I am going to use this opportunity to bulk up in Math. So, I want to take Multivariable Calculus, ODE, PDE and a calculus based probability class at Baruch. Has anyone taken these or some of these...
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    DISCUSSION on second rated MFE programs

    "Fordham uses Descartes and James Joyce." I fail to spot the connection between Fordham and these two fine gents. AFAIK, Descartes was a frenchman and Joyce, although born in Ireland, lived all over Europe (including France).
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    A bit of help pls!

    "Prof. Stefanica will publish a book in March that been used in Linear Alg and Calculus refreshers. That's the best book you can get to prepare (at least for our program)." That sounds excellent. I will make sure to buy a copy. Thank you guys for responding. Once I acquire the knowledge, I...
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    A bit of help pls!

    Thx for your response Yan. Is there a way to get a list topics that are covered in the "Advanced Calculus" and the "Probability" refresher course? This way I can plan to independently study the topics that won't be covered. Cheers, Vic
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    A bit of help pls!

    Hello Ladies n Gents, I wonder if I may ask a few questions about the MFE program. I currently work as a desk programmer in the fixed income trading division of a tier-1 ibank. It's a software developer role but it provides heavy interaction with the traders and quants. I have a B.S degree...