COMPARE CMU MSCF vs Columbia MFE

Which one would you choose

  • Columbia MFE

  • CMU MSCF (Pittsburg)

  • CMU MSCF (New York)


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Vaibhav Goel

New Member
Anyone deciding between the two?
What is your preference and why?

I am inclined towards CMU MSCF (Pittsburgh)
for which the only downside according to me is not being in New York. Could anyone comment on how big a disadvantage would that be?
 
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Ann Z

Member
C++ Student
I'm also trying to decide between these two (need to make a decision before the 7th). Help!
 

Onegin

Active Member
C++ Student
CMU is a partnership of 4 departments with courses specifically designed for the field in close partnership w/ industry. I'm not sure about Columbia. I was impressed w/ Pittsburgh; students there seemed very focused on material. NYC seemed more focused for those going to interviews. Probably an advantage for short term, but I think it will catch up with them long term.
 

IntoDarkness

Well-Known Member
You can check the placement statistics for Columbia MFE and CMU MSCF from the below links.. Columbia have recently updated their stats:
these two look comparable. pick either one is fine. i don't think the op will miss anything from the other program
 

anmbl

New Member
Spoke to folks in both the programs (MFE and CMU Pittsburgh) - Said that there is little (if any) disadvantage of CMU's Pittsburgh location.
 

FrozenZ

Member
Definitely CMU MSCF NYC campus. Pitts is good for academic experience but it is not the whole point of a master in financial engineering. The whole point is securing a potential professional opportunity.
 
Definitely CMU MSCF NYC campus. Pitts is good for academic experience but it is not the whole point of a master in financial engineering. The whole point is securing a potential professional opportunity.
I am recluctant to pay 100k to take online classes. Besides, talking with employers about experiences you ahd with your teachers and such is always an interesting topic.
 
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