B.R.Aravind;24402 said:So Wat kind of Job Can I get if I do this course From texas A&m Commerce ....I am Also a Guy with Electrical &Electronics engineer with MBA Finance.......
B.R.Aravind;24429 said:hii this is aravind and I have got my admission for fordham's program so i jus neeed few information regarding the same .....Quality of the program ,recognition in the market...
I'm a first-year Fordham MBA student. I am a career switcher who has worked in hedge funds doing admin work for the last four years. I am fascinated with Risk Management and would like to work in that field upon graduation.
Last week at the Fordham MBA orientation, those who are concentrating in finance were approached by the co-director of the MSQF program (I know, a sore subject in this forum) and it was recommended that we take it to enhance our skills, marketability, etc.
I know you don't think too highly of this program, but my question to you is: do you think that someone like me, with no quantitative background, should go for the Fordham MSQF? They suggested that I take the MBA for one year, suspend that, do the one-year MSQF, and then return to complete the MBA. So, after 3 years, I'll have both degrees, though, still no real experience, just schooling.
Their MSQF requirements are GMAT 640/ Quant 45, so I can actually qualify. They offer refresher courses, and it is not necessary to have an engineering or mathematical undergrad degree in order to apply. A school like Baruch, which is highly selective, most likely will not accept me anyway because of the fundamentals I lack.
From early reports, application to MFE programs this year has decreased across the board. The old adage "down market, back to school" may not hold true specially for programs that cost $50K/year or more with no proven placement record.
Here are the firms and areas in which our first year students will be working; I can also share some of the firms for permanent placement of our second-year students if you are interested:
Goldman Sachs Asset Management (NY)
Goldman Sachs FX Strategy (London)
JPMorgan Sales & Trading (Hong Kong)
JPM Investment Banking/Corporate Finance (Hong Kong)
JPM Chase Treasury Strategies (NY)
Lehman Bros. Asset Management (Chicago)
Lehman Bros. Interest Rate Strategies (NY)
Lehman Bros Structured Trading (NY)
Merrill Lynch Sales & Trading (London)
Merrill Lynch Quantitative Research, (NY)
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (NY)
UBS Sales & Trading (Stamford)
Citigroup Structured Products (Hong Kong)
Hagin Investment Management (NY)
Constellation Energy Trading Desk (Baltimore)
Banco de México
Wendell Collins (Princeton)
Here is something Wendell from Princeton emailed me this morning.Have any numbers? It'd be interesting to see the magnitude of the decrease.
We have received almost 600 applications this year, which is only slightly down from last year and significantly up from years before. Our job placement efforts are continuing full force, with students receiving job offers daily. We've had a record number of speakers from all areas of finance speak at the Bendheim Center for Finance this year, and I've also met with many new recruiting contacts this year in London, Hong Kong, Greenwich, Chicago, LA, Washington, Baltimore, and of course New York City, all on behalf of our program.
Director of Corporate Relations
Bendheim Center for Finance
609 258 9865
Bendheim Center for Finance - Bendheim Center for Finance - Princeton University