Is it possible to get quant finance masters while working?

macro_investor

New Member
Hi Everyone,

Is it possible to get a quant finance master all while working 12hrs/day Mon-Fri? Are there any good part-time programs accessible in New York?

Any thoughts on this would be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you,

macro_investor
 

Onegin

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logistically, yes. practically, it depends on your level of preparation. Most prepared in our program are consistently overloading courses and putting up great numbers. I'm on the lower end of the distribution, getting kind of crushed time wise.

Maybe consider Baruch's prep program in NYC as a trial run? If you're bored out of your tree, you'll probably be able to crush it.
 

macro_investor

New Member
Thanks for the answers everyone, I sincerely appreciate it. I have a follow-up question.

I have about 7 years of experience in global macro research (5 years sell-side, 2 years buy-side long-only top asset manager which is my current job). My goal is to become a portfolio manager a macro hedge fund. The issue is that most demand strong quant skills that I seem to be missing (I have econ&fin undergrad, not ivy league, some basic programming skills).

Consequently, I've been thinking of doing a quant finance masters. The issue is that I don't have the math or programming prerequisite to get accepted so I'll likely have to take a whole year of math&programming before. This means it could effectively take me 3 years to get the degree. Realistically, studying this while working doesn't really seem to be an option given work hours.

Is quitting my job to do this a waste of time or a good investment that will pay dividends later?

I am genuinely interested in raking up math & programming skills and quant finance does interest me. It seems that as time goes by these skills are going to be increasingly in demand.

Any thoughts on this would be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you,

macro_investor
 
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