Student reviewers of MFE programs

Hey Andy, could you kindly write to the director of the Financial Engineering and Risk Analytics program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and get some information about the program?
 
Reviews of Columbia MSOR, GWU MS Finance are up.


thanks andy. Columbia MSOR seems like a very solid program. it is probably my top choice right now. i am having an interview with them this upcoming week so hopefully it will turn out well.
 
thanks andy. Columbia MSOR seems like a very solid program. it is probably my top choice right now. i am having an interview with them this upcoming week so hopefully it will turn out well.

why there is nobody post review on UMich's financial engineering? at least it is still a top 15 programs in America..is there no one attend it?
 
I would also like to see the review of University of Michigan. It is at least on par, or might better than some of the programs that has been reviewed.

Andy, is there any possibility you can make it happen, please?
 
The reviews from Michigan MFE should have come a while ago. I already sent out a reminder to the students there.
yeah,hopefully someone will post the review of Umich's MFE soon! at least I could not find the review of Umich on this program now, but...yeah Andy hopefully you could make it happen soon! thanks very much in advance!
 

Joy Pathak

Swaptionz


This is an interesting review. It further strengthens my doubt about the impact of a MFE program out of an engineering school. I think one of the main reasons universities like CMU/ Baruch and Haas have such high impact is due to their programs being housed in their business school.

Starting off at the analyst position is also a downside. Maybe a second year analyst would be good but if what he says is true and the firms are hiring their students at the same level as a B. Fin, that sucks.

Anyways, Michigan is a good school, but seems like the lack of their proximity to financial center is hurting them with getting good practitioners to teach and recruiting for MFE students.

Also I wonder how it looks on a resume to have a MFE degree but courses that are NOT quantitative and similar to MBA Finance. This logic of picking several MBA finance courses out of a MFE degree confused me.
 

alain

Older and Wiser
I think one of the main reasons universities like CMU/ Baruch and Haas have such high impact is due to their programs being housed in their business school.

AFAIK, Baruch's program is not housed in their business school.
 

Joy Pathak

Swaptionz
AFAIK, Baruch's program is not housed in their business school.

While typing I though about that. I thought the way the City universities are set up that Baruch was the Business school of all the City universities.

Well they only have the arts and sciences and the public affairs departments at Baruch in addition to Zicklin Business School. I figured it was out of Business school.
 

atreides

Graduate Student
For a program, that was founded over a decade ago, one would expect Michigan MFE to have a bigger footprint in the quant space. Maybe since it is housed in the engineering school, they have not felt the need to fire up their marketing / PR machine .

To interview in the same pool as folks completing bachelors degree in business would really suck..meaning the program didn't add any value to your profile.

Looking forward to seeing more Michigan reviews from folks who were more quant - inclined

 
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