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    Bloomberg Interview

    Could you say something about your profile, like university. And since you got the interview, are you a foreign resident. Just asking ...
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    Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street

    Brilliant!!! Kind a scary, but Brilliant!
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    Average salaries for quants

    Apart from trading, structuring products (pretty difficult to come by): where else would you need financial engineers. This might be a dumb question, but nonetheless I got to start somewhere.
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    Average salaries for quants

    I have heard this many times that the quant job market these days have more quant than the demand. Finance does not offer much job opportunities anymore. How much of this is true. Or is the market trend going to change in couple of years for better. Also, is the market for financial...
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    Quant Job Prospects Post 2011

    Hello guys, For people who will be joining mfe/msmf starting this fall, will probably graduate by 2011. I have read things that support the idea that there would be an increase in quant (technical) roles. On the other hand I have also read that jobs will decrease. Any ideas as to what the...
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    I do not know much about Cornells' program, but if it were to be the same with that of Columbia's MSOR (big possibility), I would avoid it. But, thats JUST ME!!! I would try to get into a full fledged MFE/MSMF program.
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    FT/PT both I think. See, most of us want a high paying job, which means most of us would like to get into Finance. You can get the rest ... I you want more guidance email me at gho05002@gmail.com. I am in the same situation as you are, so I might be able to help out.
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    CLass size of MSOR is 120+
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    By skills I mean proper math/finance knowledge of things. It is a well organized and rigorous program. You will learn a lot (my 2 cents worth)! MSOR seems mis-match of courses taken from different programs.
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    Rutgers: Well structured program. Teaching you the skills you need to succeed in the interview Columbia: Huge class size and mis match of classes, but brand name to get interviews. If you can gather the skills, then you will get the job
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    COMPARE Rutgers MSMF VS UIUC MFE

    I am seriously not trying to challenge you or anything ...but, honestly want to know what happens if most MSOR students want to do the same and get in those classes
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    COMPARE Rutgers MSMF VS UIUC MFE

    I absolutely understand the distance and Rutgers not being in the top 10, BUT Columbia MSOR is not a good option either. I think you got in NYU. Well, ofcourse that would be the best option. No doubt! But, if I were to choose between MSOR and Rutgers. I would go for the later, as I will be able...
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    CONSIDERING YOU GET PERMISSION!!! Thats the catch!
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    You can get in anywhere you would like.
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    Completely agree!!! I think a program should give you the skills you would need. It might be difficult to get an interview initially, but in the end when you get an interview, you will succeed.
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    Well, the issue is with the program of MSOR. Think with no actual rigorous mfe stuff, you wont pass a single interview (I do not know your background). Rutgers has an intense program, but MSOR is like more business that the actual mfe stuff.
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    COMPARE Uconn finance phd VS Rutgers finance phd

    Mid of the pack - do you mean school wise or student wise. Like coming out of Rutgers is not same as coming out of Columbia, but if you are mid of the pack in Rutgers will that help, or you are pretty much out of luck Anyways, do any one of you have any salary expectations upon receiving a...
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    Rutgers MSMF Anyone still waiting to hear from Rutgers MSMF 2010 ???

    I would not say math is my weakest point, but certainly nath is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am more keen on business or finance. So I guess I just need to decide as to whether mfe would be the right career choice
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    COMPARE MSOR (Minor FE) in Cornell vs Columbia MSOR

    To be honest, I would put Rutger's MSMF over Columbia's MSOR as the msor is not a complete program if you want to get into mfe
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    COMPARE Columbia MSFE vs. NYU MSMF vs. Cornell MFE

    Columbia MFE (hands down!) MFE is more practical than MSMF BTW, Congrats!
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    COMPARE BU vs. Rutgers vs. Claremont vs. UMich

    How does this compare with Rutgers
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    Rutgers MSMF Anyone has idea about Rutgers MSMF

    I think Rutgers program with its new finance electives is far better than Columbia's MSOR program
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    COMPARE Uconn finance phd VS Rutgers finance phd

    Is NY-WallSt. condition this bad! any comments guys ... I just read a article about Wall St hiring again
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    musings about mid-career change from an outsider

    I think you should be looking at evenning or part time programs, keep your job, and then make a slow transition. That will be the safest. Now that depends as to how close you are to a university. I think you should open your own firm rather than working for a company. But, thats just me!
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    COMPARE Boston Univ Vs Rutgers Univ Placement and Location

    I don't know much about MQF, I was talking about MSMF
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    COMPARE Columbia MSOR vs. BU MSFM vs. Rutgers-MQF vs. Claremont MFE

    Quantitative Arch. I think Hardvard is starting a program in that .. LOL you did not know (Ha Ha)
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    financial economics

    How different will it be from a Finance MBA with CFA
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    COMPARE Columbia MSOR vs. BU MSFM vs. Rutgers-MQF vs. Claremont MFE

    Joy, When you say hired Traders - were they MBA or MFE/MSMF/PhD
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    COMPARE Columbia MSOR vs. BU MSFM vs. Rutgers-MQF vs. Claremont MFE

    The reason that scared me away was the fact that I have to compete with 100+ students for a job and most will be interested in finance (if not all).
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    Rutgers MSMF Anyone still waiting to hear from Rutgers MSMF 2010 ???

    Thats very true, but Rutgers program is actually MSMF not MFE.
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    COMPARE Columbia MSOR vs. BU MSFM vs. Rutgers-MQF vs. Claremont MFE

    With 100+ students in the OR program, idk if getting MSOR will actually help getting a job.
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    Rutgers MSMF Anyone still waiting to hear from Rutgers MSMF 2010 ???

    Are you on for the math: 80-90% of mfe is just pure math. I am not bad at math (or thats what I think), but certainly I am not a math major.
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    Rutgers MSMF Anyone still waiting to hear from Rutgers MSMF 2010 ???

    Yeah! that may be true. I am not sure. Anyways, so what is your background like. Mine is in computer engineering trying to move to Finance. I was choosing between mba and mfe. Still haven't made up my mind yet. This might be a dumb question: but, have you thought about mba and if yes, why mfe?
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    Rutgers MSMF Anyone still waiting to hear from Rutgers MSMF 2010 ???

    Rohan, I seriously doubt that Baruch and Rutgers fall in the same category. Baruch is really good!!! Look at their acceptance rates, lower than Berkeley's.
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    COMPARE Boston Univ Vs Rutgers Univ Placement and Location

    Quantbuff: Could you please share your profile with me as to what you are currently working at. It will really be helpful. I got accepted by Rutgers and Boston.
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    COMPARE which program would you guys recommend?Rutgers,Claremont, Fordham, JHU, Minnesota

    I have a similar question. Is it practical at all, or all math theory. Also, how did they get this hype. Any current students from Rutgers.
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    Ask for advice

    Connor that is a great comment. Could you please share with me your professional profile. Are you in the industry right now. My idea is to get MFE/MSMF (Rutgers or Boston - got acceptance) and then work for a while to get some finance exp. Go for MBA and into IB/Trading What do you think. Is...
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    COMPARE Rutgers MSMF VS UIUC MFE

    I did some detailed analysis of Rutgers and I think it is by far one of the best 2nd tier schools for msmf out there. They have a intense program with decent finance electives (recently added)
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    Rutgers MSMF Anyone still waiting to hear from Rutgers MSMF 2010 ???

    I got accepted to Rutgers MSMF 2010 Fall, Boston Univ. I am kind of confused as to whether Rutgers is actually top ten or not, as they did not count Baruch which is one of the best. So, guys I have read the articles and forums, but simply do you guys think the ranking holds less of a value.
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    CFA or Business Certificate in Finance

    I think you will get in no matter what. Best of luck!
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    Any Kent State MFE student

    I tried to look for any kent mfe students, but couldn't find any. Hopefully, this thread will help. I would like to get some info about the program and how difficult it is to get through a whole program within 1 year. Also, placement stats. Bye!
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    You have a good chance in getting in. Try to take CFA if you can
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    COMPARE which program would you guys recommend?Rutgers,Claremont, Fordham, JHU, Minnesota

    Okay, so who left again from Rutgers? Can you name her.
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    Baruch MFE Baruch MFE Employment Statistics for Dec'09 graduates

    But then you have OPT and you can start working immediately! You do not need to wait for your H1
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    Job offers or Internship offers during/after Columbia MAFN

    I did speak to someone from MFAN and he said that you have to complete the program in 2 semsters (if fulltime), which leaves you with no time to do an internship.
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    MFE chances straight out of undergrad?

    What did they ask in the interview? Was it technical?
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    MFE chances straight out of undergrad?

    I was under the impression that for MFE/MSMF, previous work experience helps, but is not that important as it is for MBAs. Most graduates are straight out of school.
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    Baruch MFE Applying to Baruch Flex/APT MBA Program for Fall 2010 - some Q's

    I am not sure whether Baruch's MBA is one of the best in the US or even top 30
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    Non finance experience to quant finance.

    Andy, I thought that it was not that difficult to get a job in the US after your degree. As MFE/MSMF are all highly specialized technical degrees.
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    Non finance experience to quant finance.

    I am in a similar situation, except the work exp and gmat. I can assure of one thing: that you do need to review your math from your undergrad and need to be great at it, even to understand anything of mfe/finance. The salary I am not too sure of. It ranges from 70K to 150K and highly...
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    Intellectually Stimulating Career Path?

    BTW, I would really like a IB job. Do they hire engineers by any chance :)
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    Any Math courses?

    Columbia Offers great MFE pre-req courses, but $4.5K/course! cvn.columbia
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    MBA (Finance) vs Financial Engineering

    for MBA in IB, do you really need MFE type stuff, ot does it even help!
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    This is Subhra (subhrain). I still havn't given up on the financial engineering thing and...

    This is Subhra (subhrain). I still havn't given up on the financial engineering thing and thought I should ask you couple ofm ore questions if you dont mind. When you joined IIT, how much of a math background did you have. To be honest I have all the calc and pde stuff and linear algebra...
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    MFE -> Investment Banking?

    True, you can get in. But, my point was, after the MBA what kind of job are you going to get. If you want to get into Finance after MBA, then I do not think an engineering work experience in the background will help any. I might be wrong.
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    MFE -> Investment Banking?

    Hi All, These comments are great and I did some additional research. Just to let you know, please be frank. I might feel a ittle bit dumb discussing this now, but better now than later, especially when I am leaving a well established career that I have. So from Wikipedia: Investment Banking...
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    New BU Curriculum

    Do you have any insight as to the quality of BU program Alain
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    Columbia MSOR some truth about the Columbia MSOR

    Stefan, the issue is, I have an engineering background and great work experience in one of the biggest engineering companies in the world. But, I want to move to IB and I know MBA-Fin from a top program will get me there, but I will not get admitted to any school without some financial work exp...
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    New BU Curriculum

    Hmmm ... Good point Roni! I don't have an answer though!
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    MFE -> Investment Banking?

    Andy & others, I did reply to another post asking the same question, but haven't got any response yet, so decided to post it here instead. My main intention is to be an investment banker and I think MSMF/MFE is a better way of doing it rather than traditional MBA Finance. And also since I...
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    Columbia MSOR some truth about the Columbia MSOR

    So if I get you right, you cannot be a investment banker from MFE/MSMF
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    New BU Curriculum

    I am accepted for fall 2010 and even I would interested to know. However, on the downside: the price has gone up by about $13K+living for extra 2 months Its total tuition is now 60K, which is very expensive
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    COMPARE Columbia MSOR vs. BU MSFM vs. Rutgers-MQF vs. Claremont MFE

    I checked the courses myself. You cannot take any MFE CORE courses from MSOR. So that leaves you with electives, which does provide the fianancial knowledge, but how about the fundamentals, which is only in the core courses. Any one else
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    Stochastic calculus for finance, C++

    Why dont you ask Baruch as to what book they use and then do it yourself. Also depends on how much software background you have
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    Columbia MSOR Columbia MSOR

    Hello Joe, I have a similar question too. Is there any way I can take a look at your profile. My email is gho05002@gmail.com Subhra
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    COMPARE Columbia MSOR vs. BU MSFM vs. Rutgers-MQF vs. Claremont MFE

    I think it all depends what you want to do. Pathak and other, do you really think MSOR is a comlete program. I think it is a mix and match of different things put together if you are planning to go FE route. Columbia MFE is the real deal. Also, does the name of the degree not matter - MS in...
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    If you do not mind: can you pls share your profile: like scores, degree, work exp.

    If you do not mind: can you pls share your profile: like scores, degree, work exp.
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    Investment Mgmt : MSMF/MFE or MBA Finance

    HELP! Investment Mgmt : MSMF/MFE or MBA Finance I really want to work in an investment management firm. But, do you guys think MBS in Finance is better suited that MS Math Finance or Financial Engr. Can anyone comment on it!
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    MFE Advice

    If you can justify your GPA and show good performance in the pre-req classes (especially math), I think you should be okay with a 700 GMAT score (which is really good for gmat). I think C++ programming classes will help. Just the first one or two Computer Science programming classes might do...
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    NYU MSMF NYU Mathematics in Finance!!

    Lain, Could you please share your profile: Gre, work, undergrad degree, etc. It will help a lot. Bye!
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    Boston MSMFT Any Previous Boston MSMF student

    If you do not mind me asking you Pathak, how did you find the job market or if you are still in IIT, then what are your views in this regard. I am an engineering student in the US. I am leaving all that to get probably a better job than an engineer job. I do not know if I am heading the wrong...
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    Boston MSMFT Any Previous Boston MSMF student

    Thanks for the reply. I have already contacted some of them and plan to do more tomorrow. Which university did you join, if you dont mind me asking you.
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    Boston MSMFT Any Previous Boston MSMF student

    I am starting this thread to get in touch with any Boston Univ MSMF student from previous years. I am accepted for fall 2010. I have read couple of threads written by Sanket and they were of great help. Just want to get in touch with student form recent years, to see if there has been any...
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    Rutgers MSMF Any Previous Rutgers MSMF student

    I am starting this thread to get in touch with some of the Rutgers MSMF students from previous years. I would really like to know about the program, professors, & placement, the way the students think about it. Bye!
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    COMPARE BU vs Rutgers MSMF

    Any one any idea as to what the bottomline result of this thread was. My understanding is that Rutgers is better.
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    In a bit of despair...

    The thing is, I probably have a very low gre verbal score. My Q is 790, but V is only 370. I might try to take it again, but who knows whether the score will go up or not. Apart from that I could apply to a top program.
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    COMPARE Boston Univ Vs Rutgers Univ Placement and Location

    Great review Sanket! Thanks a lot. So after attending 1 semester did you leave for another University. If you don't mind me asking, which university did you go for. What are your opinions about Rutgers
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    In a bit of despair...

    So guys, VERY FRANKLY: I think the demand for quants will be growing and that is the reason why I am leaving ever shrinking Electrical Engineering to join MSMF. What do you guys think. Getting a job after the MSMF program will be difficult. And I am not talking about the top ten programs like...
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    Rutgers MSMF Rutgers MSMF Placement

    So you guys think that Rutgers saying that they have 100% placement is valid. How would you compare this with Boston's MSMF program placement.
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    Hi Hai Shang, It seems you rejected Boston offer. If you do not mind, where else have you got...

    Hi Hai Shang, It seems you rejected Boston offer. If you do not mind, where else have you got acceptance from. Bye! Subhra
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    COMPARE Boston Univ Vs Rutgers Univ Placement and Location

    So, do you guys think Rutgers is better than Boston in terms of placement OR just pure bluff! How about Boston Univ and Rutgers reputation in terms MSMF program. And how about Boston vs New Jersey (being close to Wall St.) as a city in terms of financial market.
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    COMPARE Boston Univ Vs Rutgers Univ Placement and Location

    Administrators, please do not delete this thread. I do know that other threads exist, but they are not very specific. I guess this will help. Boston does not publish placement stats, but recently I have found that Rutgers have a placement of 100%. Andy and others, what do you guys think...
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