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...
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...
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I am in the same situation as you are, so I might be able to help out.
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.
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
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...
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.
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...
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
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!
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?
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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...