I assume you should have taken those required courses: calculus, linear algebra, probability and programming. If you are interested in applying Baruch, be ready for, first, the interview with Prof. Dan Stefanica, in which he would ask some "basic" quantitative or financial questions. I would suggest you to read Hull's book. Second, prepare for the stressful and the overloaded daily life....Tony said:Hi everyone , I am planning to appy this program for Fall 2007.
Here is my background:
I hold bachelor and master degrees in engineering, worked 3 years for IBM as a software programer(including 2 years banking project experience), and with decent GPA and TOEFL score, GRE score has not been reported though.
I am very interested in Baruch's program. Any suggestions you guys can give me before I summit the application?
This question should be asked under the appropriate forum which is "Question about Baruch's MFE program" http://www.quantnet.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=61civic98 said:I was reading the Baruch FE course descriptions on the website to try to get a better understand of the program and what the classes are like. I was wondering, how theoretical are these classes? I appreciate any help. Thanks
Yes, this forum is to introduce yourself. After that, you can post questions on other forums. That way, it's easier for our members to answer questions on one central place. Hope it helps.civic98 said:Arent we only supposed to post in this forum if we are new?
MBA is a road well travelled and it will lead to a totally different career path than what our MFE program will give you. It depends on what you plan to do in the future.Johnny5 said:Hi. I'm John. I am also interested in applying for the Fall 2007 MSFE. I earned a BS in Biology 10 years ago and have been working in the IT operations/support field since then. I was recently accepted into Baruch's MBA program, but deferred for employment reasons.
Ok, moving on.Johnny5 said:I took the GRE about 9 years ago (570 V/730 Q). From reading the other posts by future applicants, I should be taking it again. If I do, may I only take the Quantitative section? My GPA is....well, let's uh, move on.
None, whatsoever. In fact, many of our students are from IT sector. Having dealt with Fortune 100 and being exposed to finance is a good thing. It seems you are not so sure of what career track you want. You should decide carefully whether you want MBA or MFE. The MBA door is already open for you. Apply when you're absolutely sure MFE is for you. It's a much tougher road to take.Johnny5 said:Is there a disadvantage for a career-changer like myself? Thanks!
This is what i thought before taking the courses. Looking back, i believe it's the one of the best steps I took preparing for the program. The basic knowledge is the same as everyone took during undergrad but the refresher courses use that in financial context. There are just many problems you solve during refreshers that you will do again during the real courses. It in itself is a big time saver.DavidKDeutsch said:This confuses me a bit, since if I knew it very well, I would not need a refresher course.
Refreshers are only for admitted students only. There will be tests to see if one needs to take refresher or not. To give yourself a quick check, use the materials in Prerequisite forums. That's all the materials we did during this summer.DavidKDeutsch said:It is actually too bad that one cannot take the refresher courses before applying; that would give me a good idea if I am cut out for it or not (boy, I sure do sell myself well, don't I?)
I read about that a quite ago. It's one of those algorithms that will have significant impact on Ebusiness. For 1 mil you make solving the problem, the companies will benefit in the areas of billionsDavidKDeutsch said:BTW, is anyone here trying for the Netflix prize?