2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

Andy Nguyen

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We are pleased to announce the release of our QuantNet 2019 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs, to be available online at 9AM EST on Dec 4th.
New and improved, the 2019 rankings will include several new programs and focus entirely on US-based programs.
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Andy Nguyen

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The QuantNet 2019 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs is now available online. You access the rankings at the link below
 

Andrew Burns

New Member
It's sort of a kludgy list beyond the first number in top-10. Many on list simply because the "offer" a program. So as go down list, IMO because less a ranking and more a ... "hey look! we offer a program in CompFin".
 

Michsund

Member
C++ Student
Sort of true, but a few are good. UCLA has been doing better and Fordham has been doing well as well. Fordham has one of the highest salaries with a 3 month employment rate of 90%. Not sure if jobs are front office, but there programs seems strong to me. Where as MIT has an avarage salary of 78k and employment rate of 75 and ranked at 9.
 

Michsund

Member
C++ Student
no surprise, still the same bunch of programs on top
moral of the ranking, didn't get into top programs? don't bother
Well I would say top 16 are good not just the top few. Seems like you can get your foot through the door from many of the top 16. From there it’s on you to showcase your skills.
 

umqfrm

New Member
Hey guys! @Andy Nguyen can you please tell where the MIT MFin statistics comes from? Could not find the recent one and latest one on the webpage states the employment rate of 92.5%
The employment data in their report is for students graduating in February and June of 2017, while the 92.5% figure is their employment as of June 2018 (12 to 16 months post-graduation).
 

Paul Swan

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The employment data in their report is for students graduating in February and June of 2017, while the 92.5% figure is their employment as of June 2018 (12 to 16 months post-graduation).
Gotcha, but where does post-graduation data in statistics comes from then?
 

Michsund

Member
C++ Student
That's something we will look into. It makes more sense for us to do specific regional rankings which is why we decided to do US-only programs this year instead of including Canadian programs as in the past.
How about admissions rates used for rankings, will those be available?
 

Onegin

Member
Sort of true, but a few are good. UCLA has been doing better and Fordham has been doing well as well. Fordham has one of the highest salaries with a 3 month employment rate of 90%. Not sure if jobs are front office, but there programs seems strong to me. Where as MIT has an avarage salary of 78k and employment rate of 75 and ranked at 9.
Important to keep in mind that experience is a major factor in salary level. MIT MFIN is targeted specifically as an "early career" program; Fordham (anecdotally- I have no evidence), has more experiecned graduates. It might be useful to normalize salary w/ years experience, but that might be too nerdy even for us. @Andy Nguyen - would it be useful to break out "early career programs" as a variable?
 
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