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What was your undergrad major?

Wallstyouth

Vice President
Just curious for all who are attempting to get into a MFE type program or currently enrolled what was your undergrad major?
 

alain

Older and Wiser
I started and never completed a degree in Control Systems in Cuba. I did 4 years and then ran away from the country.

BS in EE from NYIT, 1998.
 
from the admission stats page for our program:
Majors - Students Admitted to the Financial Engineering MS Program
The makeup of our cohorts is varied. Although about two thirds of our students come from a mathematics, computer science, or engineering background, we have very successful students who come from more non-traditional backgrounds for financial engineering studies, such as humanities (music and classical languages, for example). The requirements for admission are not related to a specific major, but rather to the overall strength of the applicant.

follow this link to get more detailed stats on the background of our students:
Baruch College's Financial Engineering MS Program



best of luck!




 
B.S Print Journalism, University of Colorado, Boulder '93

Guess who had to go back and take ALL the pre-requisite courses?:tiphat:
 
Here is information re entering classes 2005/2006/2007

http://mfe.baruch.cuny.edu/student-profiles/
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kean

Mathematics Student
I think best is to have maths background with numerical methods, optimization, analysis, linear algebra, statistics and advanced calculus. Some smart guys can pick up maths easily even they do not have maths background.

However, if the course is taught in a compact mode I reckon a good preparation will help.
 
I think best is to have maths background with numerical methods, optimization, analysis, linear algebra, statistics and advanced calculus. Some smart guys can pick up maths easily even they do not have maths background.

However, if the course is taught in a compact mode I reckon a good preparation will help.

so what's your background?
 
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