# 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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Thank you.

#### 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 ##### New Member 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 ##### New Member 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,