Thursday, June 5, 2008
44 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Since you are interested in the NYC session, why don't you go to this one, take a few pictures and report back here. If I remember the date, I may even go to this event to hear their sell pitch. I probably have a few good questions to ask.
By the way, when I sign up for the event, there is a question that how I learn about the UCLA MFE program, here are the choices
So it's clear that the people at UCLA is aware of the existence of a thorough discussion of their program in this thread thank to me
- UCLA Anderson website
- Email blast
- Global Derivatives
- International Associations of Financial Engineers (IAFE)
- Google/Yahoo search
- Referred by UCLA student/alum/faculty/admin
I'm sure their are monitoring this thread closely as well as anything about UCLA on Wimott and GD. As far as I know, every discussion about UCLA on Wilmott and GD or any other forum all points to this thread so Quantnet is the biggest source they have. I think UCLA should consider buying ads on Quantnet
I'm sure you have been reading the forum for some time, right? Then, you probably notice that we can't give any type of advice regarding any school besides Baruch.
From my point of view, the issue here is that I don't want QN to become another Global Derivative but a place where discussion and professional advice (finance related, work specific, etc) are the main concern. Any topic that reads like "Eval my profile", "where school should I go?", "should I take this job?", etc, shouldn't have place in this forum because everybody is different and they will look at the world with a different set of eyes. Maybe I'm older and I see everything from a different stand point but that is just my opinion.
Believe me, Andy won't ever give you advice regarding which school to go besides Baruch (we share the same opinion regarding this) . That decision should be only yours so in case you don't like it, you don't blame somebody else for it. Again, as long as you are good (and a little bit of luck), it really won't matter which school you go or which program you attend. This only applies to this field though. It might be different in other fields (I know it is really different in Law and MBAs).
This probably the first time any MFE program extend their deadline "by overwhelming request"? I thought the deadline is there for a reason.By overwhelming request, the application deadline for the UCLA Anderson Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program has been extended to July 31, 2008. We hope this extension will give those who just learned about the MFE program the time to properly prepare for the GMAT/GRE.
The final MFE Information Session for this admission season will be taking place on Wednesday, June 11th at 6:00pm. If you have not attended an information session, you can sign up here: UCLA Anderson School of Management | Master of Financial Engineering.
Feel free to contact me anytime, if you have questions.
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Master of Financial Engineering Program
I support all of your suggestions of which some are ready to be implemented.
1) There is a tag feature which you can add to each thread. For example, for all thread discussion Baruch MFE, you can simply add "Baruch MFE" tag to that thread so that everytime someone click on "Baruch MFE" in the tag cloud, they will be shown all threads that are tagged with "Baruch MFE"
Here is a look at the tag cloud QuantNetwork - Financial Engineering Forum - Search Forums
2) Anyone with a Quantnet account can edit, create wiki entry so if people wants to add testimonials to a certain program, they can do it as well. It sounds like a good idea to have current and alumni of a program to post their feedback about that program so every prospective student can be directed to that section before they ask "What is the placement/competitiveness/course at program X"
In all, I agree that the wiki part of Quantnet is severely underutilized. Maybe adding some opinionated content on it will kick it off.
Feel free to come up with ideas and I'll see to make sure I can help make it happen so that Quantnet can be better used for all involved.
UCLA being a new program so I would think they will be more than accommodating. Just request a waiver. There is a great probability that they will. Other programs have been waiving the test for PhD holders.Andy,
I am wondering could one suggest UCLA waive GRE/GMAT test for PHD holder? Thanks.
What other schools did you get accepted in ??
I haven't heard of the Texas program. Is it Quant oriented or just an MS in finance??
And I'd stay away from Fordham.
I havn't got any admisssions other than this .....In texas itz jus M.S finance if you want i will jus give their course contents...