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Chances for MFE Programs

Hi all,

I just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where I was a part of the B.S Computational Finance program and did a minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. My GPA was a 3.5 and I graduated with university honors. Last summer I worked at an investment bank in New York as an IB Summer Analyst. In the prior summer I worked at a Bulge Bracket as a DCM Summer Analyst in my home country. I received 3 offers (2 from Chicago Prop Shops and one from a hedge fund [Think AQR, Bridgewater level] to be a quant). Unfortunately I wasn't able to take up my job due to some family problems due to which I had to go back home. In addition to this I was a TA for 4 courses in my school (Probability Theory, a core Computational Finance course, Differential Equations and Microeconomics). I will be applying for MFE/MFin programs in the US and was wondering what my chances would be. I haven't taken the GRE yet but plan on doing so in the next 2 months. What would you guys think my chances would be at top MFE programs/MFin programs. My target is to get into Stanford's Financial Mathematics program, Berkeley, Princeton ORFE/MFin, MIT MFin, Columbia ORFE or CMU MSCF.

Would really appreciate your help and advice. Thanks!
 

Christopher lee

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C++
Brand name school: Check
Employable: Check
GPA: Check

Buddy you're gold. But you can do so much better than MFE programs. Why not just apply for jobs again?
 
Brand name school: Check
Employable: Check
GPA: Check

Buddy you're gold. But you can do so much better than MFE programs. Why not just apply for jobs again?
Not a US Citizen can't get back in the country unfortunately. Only way to do it is to go back to school and not very interested in working in London or Hong Kong/Singapore.
 

tfors

Well-Known Member
The only thing that would be a negative on your application imo is that you already hold a degree in MFE, why redo the material?
 
The only thing that would be a negative on your application imo is that you already hold a degree in MFE, why redo the material?
He had a BS in FE not MS.

Like Christopher said, you're gold. Those quant jobs you already got are the reason why people would go to a MFE program. Provided that you handle your application properly, you should have no problem getting into one of those programs.
 
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