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Baruch MFE The 2019-2020 Pre-MFE Program at Baruch College

dstefan

Baruch MFE Director
The Financial Engineering Program at Baruch College offers a Pre-MFE Program for people interested in pursuing graduate studies in financial engineering, as well as for finance practitioners interested in studying the mathematical fundamentals behind financial models.
Enrollment is now open for the 2019-2020 Pre-MFE On-Site seminars and will continue until all seats are filled.
  • Advanced Calculus with Financial Engineering Applications (syllabus)
  • Probability Theory for Financial Applications (syllabus)
  • Numerical Linear Algebra for Financial Engineering (syllabus)
The seminars will be offered on an October 2019 – March 2020 schedule. Enrollment for each seminar is limited to 40 people.

Feedback from Pre-MFE seminars participants in previous years: general feedback, Advanced Calculus with Financial Engineering Applications, Probability Theory for Financial Applications, Numerical Linear Algebra for Financial Engineering.
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Advanced Calculus with Financial Engineering Applications
Dates:
October 14 – December 16, 2019
Instructor:
Rados Radoicic, Baruch MFE Faculty
Syllabus: see below
Tuition: $1,450
Registration is now open and will continue until all seats are filled.

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Probability Theory for Financial Applications
Dates:
October 16 – December 18, 2019
Instructor: Ivan Matic, Baruch MFE Faculty
Syllabus: see below
Tuition: $1,450
Registration is now open and will continue until all seats are filled.
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Numerical Linear Algebra for Financial Engineering
Dates:
January 30 – March 26, 2020
Instructor: Dan Stefanica, Baruch MFE Director
Syllabus: see below
Tuition: $1,450
Registration for this seminar will open on November 1.
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Advanced Calculus with Financial Engineering Applications
Dates:
February – March, 2018
Instructor: Rados Radoicic, Baruch MFE Faculty
Tuition: $1,450
Registration for this seminar will open on November 1.
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Probability Theory for Financial Applications
Dates:
February – March, 2018
Instructor: Elena Kosygina, Baruch MFE Faculty
Syllabus: see below
Tuition: $1,450
Registration for this seminar will open on November 1.
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Schedule: Eight sessions:
- Lecture from 6-9pm (taught by the instructor)
- Review Session from 9-10pm (taught by the teaching assistants)
Each seminar concludes with a Final Exam.
These seminars are not offered online. They take place on location at Baruch College, in Midtown Manhattan.

Registration Process: Enrollment is limited to 40 people in each seminar. To apply for enrollment, send an email to baruch.mfe@baruch.cuny.edu with the following documents:
  • a current version of your resume
  • a one page statement detailing your career and educational goals, as well as how does taking seminars in the Pre-MFE Program align with those goals
  • indicate which seminar(s) you intend to register for
Certifications:
  • For each seminar, a Certificate of Completion will be issued upon passing the final exam and obtaining a 70% or higher average.
  • For each seminar, a Certificate of Completion with Distinction will be awarded to students with a 90% or higher average.
  • Upon successfully completing all three seminars of the Pre-MFE Program with a higher than 70% average, a Certificate of Completion of the Pre-MFE Program will be issued.
  • A Certificate of Completion of the Pre-MFE Program with Distinction will be awarded to students who achieved a 90% or higher average in each of the three seminars.
 

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dstefan

Baruch MFE Director
A Baruch MFE Information Session with emphasis on the Pre-MFE seminars beginning in October, will take place on Tuesday, July 23, at 6pm.

The director of the program will answer questions and provide further information on the Baruch MFE Program and on the Pre-MFE seminars.

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 6pm
Location:
Room 8-210, 8th Floor, Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue (on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 24th Street)

Registration: Details
 

Tianrong

Active Member
Does the Advanced C++11/C++14 and Multidisciplinary Applications course meet the Baruch MFE C++ requirment?
 

dstefan

Baruch MFE Director
Does the Advanced C++11/C++14 and Multidisciplinary Applications course meet the Baruch MFE C++ requirment?

Yes. The C++ Programming for Financial Engineering Online Certificate also meets the Baruch MFE C++ requirement.
 

dstefan

Baruch MFE Director
Registration is now open for the February - March 2020 Pre-MFE On-Site seminars:

Numerical Linear Algebra for Financial Engineering
Dates:
January 30 – March 26, 2020
Instructor: Dan Stefanica, Baruch MFE Co-Director
Syllabus: can be found here
Feedback: Numerical Linear Algebra for Financial Engineering
Tuition: $1,450

Advanced Calculus with Financial Engineering Applications
Dates:
January 29 – March 25, 2020
Instructor: Rados Radoicic, Baruch MFE Faculty
Syllabus: can be found here
Feedback: Advanced Calculus with Financial Engineering Applications
Tuition: $1,450

Probability Theory for Financial Applications
Dates:
January 28 – March 24, 2020
Instructor: Ivan Matic, Baruch MFE Faculty
Syllabus: can be found here
Feedback: Probability Theory for Financial Applications
Tuition: $1,450

Schedule: Eight sessions:
- Lecture from 6-9pm (taught by the instructor)
- Review Session from 9-10pm (taught by the teaching assistants)
Each seminar concludes with a Final Exam.
These seminars are not offered online. They take place on location at Baruch College, in Midtown Manhattan.

Registration Process: Enrollment is limited to 40 people in each seminar. To apply for enrollment, send an email to baruch.mfe@baruch.cuny.edu with the following documents:
  • a current version of your resume
  • a one page statement detailing your career and educational goals, as well as how does taking seminars in the Pre-MFE Program align with those goals
  • indicate which seminar(s) you intend to register for
Certifications:
  • For each seminar, a Certificate of Completion will be issued upon passing the final exam and obtaining a 70% or higher average.
  • For each seminar, a Certificate of Completion with Distinction will be awarded to students with a 90% or higher average.
  • Upon successfully completing all three seminars of the Pre-MFE Program with a higher than 70% average, a Certificate of Completion of the Pre-MFE Program will be issued.
  • A Certificate of Completion of the Pre-MFE Program with Distinction will be awarded to students who achieved a 90% or higher average in each of the three seminars.
 

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Derrick Mo

Active Member
C++
Am really interested in these Pre-MFE On-site seminiars in Spring 2021 and wondering if there's any plan (including online option given COVID situation) so I can plan accordingly?
 

danishdanish

Well-Known Member
C++
@dstefan Certificate of Completion of the Pre-MFE Program with Distinction is for only those 3 on site seminars or 3 out of the 6 out of all seminars? I am currently a C++ student and would want to see if certificate of Completion of the Pre-MFE program
 
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dstefan

Baruch MFE Director
Am really interested in these Pre-MFE On-site seminiars in Spring 2021 and wondering if there's any plan (including online option given COVID situation) so I can plan accordingly?
The Pre-MFE seminars will be offered online in the 2020-2021 academic year. Details are being worked out, and will be announced on Quantnet once decided. It should be interesting, given that NY physical location will no longer be required.
 

dstefan

Baruch MFE Director
@dstefan Certificate of Completion of the Pre-MFE Program with Distinction is for only those 3 on site seminars or 3 out of the 6 out of all seminars? I am currently a C++ student and would want to see if certificate of Completion of the Pre-MFE program
Each seminar offers a Certificate of Completion with Distinction if completed with a total score of 90 or higher. There is no specific certifcate for completing all three (formerly) on-site seminars.
 

xlsxia

New Member
@dstefan I plan to take all of the three pre MFE seminars. I see that there's also an option primer online course on quantnet. Are there some overlaps between the two? If having completed all of three pre MFE seminars it is still necessary to attend the option primer course?
 

danishdanish

Well-Known Member
C++
@dstefan I plan to take all of the three pre MFE seminars. I see that there's also an option primer online course on quantnet. Are there some overlaps between the two? If having completed all of three pre MFE seminars it is still necessary to attend the option primer course?
Well there are technically 6 seminars if you include online courses.
 

xlsxia

New Member
Well there are technically 6 seminars if you include online courses.
Can I ask about next year' plan for the pre-MFE seminars? NLA is only offered in the Spring. Will it be offered online next Spring? I am an international student and am not physically in New York now. The online option is very convenient for me and I want to plan accordingly. Thank you!
 

dstefan

Baruch MFE Director
Can I ask about next year' plan for the pre-MFE seminars? NLA is only offered in the Spring. Will it be offered online next Spring? I am an international student and am not physically in New York now. The online option is very convenient for me and I want to plan accordingly. Thank you!
WE just posted the announcement for the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Pre-MFE seminars at

All seminars in the Fall will be online, and very likely in the Spring as well. Even if the Spring seminars will be on-site, we will have the remote option as well, so you could take the seminars online. That said it is very likely the Spring seminars will be online as well.
 

xlsxia

New Member
WE just posted the announcement for the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Pre-MFE seminars at

All seminars in the Fall will be online, and very likely in the Spring as well. Even if the Spring seminars will be on-site, we will have the remote option as well, so you could take the seminars online. That said it is very likely the Spring seminars will be online as well.
That's great! Thank you!
 
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