I'm a Chinese student who will be graduating with a finance degree this semester. I've applied to several MFE and MSF programs in the US. So far, I've been accepted into:
Boston University for MSF
WUSTL for MSF on the Quantitative track
Cornell for MFE with Financial Engineering concentration
Right now, I'm torn between WUSTL and Cornell. I'm mostly interested in Boston University for the location. I hear that Boston is a great city. I'm not familiar with it's academic prestige in finance however.
I really do not know what kind of job I would like. I don't think I want to be a quant, but I chose WUSTL's quantitative track because I thought it would make me more competitive in general.
I hope to work in the US after I graduate, but if that fails, I hope my degree will help me land a job in HK or Shanghai. If you could help me understand the pros/cons of each university, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm interested in everything from job prospects, to social networking, to just plain fun. Cost of education is a strong consideration as well.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.