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Profile Evaluation-Math UG -> Non Quant -> MFE -> Quant

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12/1/23
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Hi,

I am an American currently working in Investment banking ( M&A ) and I was wondering if it was reasonable for me to attend a top MFE program in order to try and transition too Quant Trading/ or as a desk quant in structured products as I am interested in staying in finance but would like to do more quantitative work as it is what I enjoy and what interests me the most.

Academic Background
- B.A in Math from a Top 10 public University in The US
- GPA 3.4

Courses:
Calc 1( Differential & Integral ): B
Calc 2(Sequences, Series, and Multivar): C
Advanced Calculus for Applications ( Matrices, elements of vector analysis and multi var calculus ): A
Ordinary Differential Equations & Linear Algebra : A
Linear Algebra: A
Probability : A
Applied Statistics : A
Real Analysis : A
Economic Statistics: A
Discrete Mathematics: A

Programing- Python
Introduction to computing: B
Data Structures & Algorithms: A
Data Science: A

Certificates
Baruch- Advanced Calculus for Financial Engineering
Baruch-Probability for Financial Engineering
Baruch-Linear Algebra for Financial Engineering
Baruch-C++

Work Experience
- 2 Years in M&A at a middle market investment bank
- 1 Year in Big 4 ( Accounting/Valuation)

Test Scores
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GRE Q 167
 
How have you done on the Baruch certificates?
I'm a little confused as to why you're asking on here after taking those, if you performed well in those then you can perform fairly well in a top MFE. That's what they are designed to prep you for, after all.

It would also be easier to tell how you stack up in admission by just asking the professors for those pre-mfe courses than it is by asking most people on this forum.

You check all the boxes, if you can get into a program you'll do fine. Not sure how to evaluate career prospects, but you've got the necessary requirements to start on the path.
 
How have you done on the Baruch certificates?
I'm a little confused as to why you're asking on here after taking those, if you performed well in those then you can perform fairly well in a top MFE. That's what they are designed to prep you for, after all.

It would also be easier to tell how you stack up in admission by just asking the professors for those pre-mfe courses than it is by asking most people on this forum.

You check all the boxes, if you can get into a program you'll do fine. Not sure how to evaluate career prospects, but you've got the necessary requirements to start on the path.
 
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