North Carolina State University Financial Mathematics program

Review of North Carolina State University Financial Mathematics

onthesc

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very nice article! I really enjoyed reading the thoughts you've shared here.
 
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Ryan

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I attended NCSU's MFM and think this is a good evaluation. As mentioned, biggest plus is the cost, especially for in-state students. I paid one semester what one class costs in a private school. One drawback is the program is taught by academic mathematicians/statisticians so some coursework may be very theoretical (e.g. graduate course in probability or math stat) and only certain classes apply directly to finance. Not necessarily a bad thing as degree is somewhat of a hybrid of financial math and applied math master but it's good to know what you're getting into.

Another point I'd add that is typically underrated is that there is a growing relationship with the program/NCSU in general and triangle tech companies (the new NCSU Math/Stat building is called SAS Hall for a reason--founder of SAS was a NCSU Stat PhD student) and Charlotte banks (i.e. Bank of America--BofA gave $1MM to start an Enterprise Risk Initiative in the school of Management/Business at NCSU).
 

clarkchao

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Hi
I want to know some specific details in your comment that "Another point I'd add that is typically underrated is that there is a growing ..."

you mean the students will have more chances to reach industry?
 

elaine

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Pretty good one! I have been searching for useful info about NCSU FM for a while. Thanks!
 

mazart

New Member
Hi, I am a new one admitted in the NCSU finmath. Does anyone have much more details about this program? Such as career service, industry connection and resources for international students.
Thanks!
 

mazart

New Member
I attended NCSU's MFM and think this is a good evaluation. As mentioned, biggest plus is the cost, especially for in-state students. I paid one semester what one class costs in a private school. One drawback is the program is taught by academic mathematicians/statisticians so some coursework may be very theoretical (e.g. graduate course in probability or math stat) and only certain classes apply directly to finance. Not necessarily a bad thing as degree is somewhat of a hybrid of financial math and applied math master but it's good to know what you're getting into.

Another point I'd add that is typically underrated is that there is a growing relationship with the program/NCSU in general and triangle tech companies (the new NCSU Math/Stat building is called SAS Hall for a reason--founder of SAS was a NCSU Stat PhD student) and Charlotte banks (i.e. Bank of America--BofA gave $1MM to start an Enterprise Risk Initiative in the school of Management/Business at NCSU).
I attended NCSU's MFM and think this is a good evaluation. As mentioned, biggest plus is the cost, especially for in-state students. I paid one semester what one class costs in a private school. One drawback is the program is taught by academic mathematicians/statisticians so some coursework may be very theoretical (e.g. graduate course in probability or math stat) and only certain classes apply directly to finance. Not necessarily a bad thing as degree is somewhat of a hybrid of financial math and applied math master but it's good to know what you're getting into.

Another point I'd add that is typically underrated is that there is a growing relationship with the program/NCSU in general and triangle tech companies (the new NCSU Math/Stat building is called SAS Hall for a reason--founder of SAS was a NCSU Stat PhD student) and Charlotte banks (i.e. Bank of America--BofA gave $1MM to start an Enterprise Risk Initiative in the school of Management/Business at NCSU).
Hi Ryan,
Could you share more information about this program?
 
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