Best MFIN program
I am looking for the best MFin programs in the US. I have a 112 Toefl and 167Q GRE (~710 GMAT) while I have already done a Master of Finance in Europe and have a Top 10% Bachelor in a German Top 5 university.
For me, it is important to get a job in the US as I see doing a Master there as an opportunity to start a career abroad which is very hard to do otherwise. Additionally, I want to improve my standings as my graduating university is not that well known.
I am a more quantitatively inclined person with decent person skills. Thus, I do not see myself as a full Quant but rather someone that is in an intermediary stage between Sales and Trading/Research/Portfolio Construction.
The programs I looked at were Vanderbilt, USC, MIT, CMC, UCSD and Baruch (Which programs did I miss?). A general list of the programs I should apply at would be cool.
My list is right now:
1 - MIT
2 - Vanderbilt
3 - USC
4 - UCSD
5 - CMC
(What am I missing??).
Thus, I have multiple questions.
1) Which MFin program places the best (I don't care where - if West or East coast) apart from MIT?
2) I want to work in S&T (probably sales in a Securities division) or at an Asset Management firm as a Portfolio Manager or at least intermediary between portfolio and account manager. Which program would you recommend keeping that in mind.
3) How big of a hindrance will my nationality be when it comes to employment . Do you think that employers will be very hesitant to hire me keeping in mind that I have to get a Green Card in 3 years after graduation?
4) Can someone give me the reasons why CMC is so popular in this forum? The website and curriculum did not look that exciting. Why is this program better than a MFIN at Baruch, Georgetown or UCSD.
Thank you very much in advance. I hope you can help me!