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Feb 25, 2011 - 4:36pm
blackstick, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What does it take for someone to get into princeton mfin or a comparable program straight out of undergrad?

Feb 25, 2011 - 4:40pm
arden, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What are you talking about? Only 5% of students (ie, 1 or 2) haven't been placed yet and therefore aren't represented on that list.

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Feb 25, 2011 - 4:43pm
blastoise, what's your opinion? Comment below:

2011 Placements, Fulltime
* BNP Paribas, New York * Citi Quantitative Strategies, New York * Getco, Chicago * Goldman Sachs Asset Management, London * Goldman Sachs Investment Banking, Hong Kong * Goldman Sachs Japan * Goldman Sachs Securities New York * Goldman Sachs M&A, Singapore * JPMorgan Fixed Income Sales, New York * Ministry of Finance, Singapore * Ministry of Finance, Singapore * Morgan Stanley Fixed Income Sales & Trading, New York * Morgan Stanley Strats, Interest Rates, New York * Morgan Stanley Sales & Trading, London * Nomura Resarch, Tokyo * Proprietary Trading Firm, Chicago * Societe Generale, New York * Valinor Management LLC, New York

It dosen't say how much went to what and where the others went

Feb 25, 2011 - 4:46pm
arden, what's your opinion? Comment below:

..... you're an idiot. there are 19 kids looking for full-time positions:

http://www.princeton.edu/bcf/graduate/recruiting/graduating/

and 18 positions on that list.................. what is your point?

Feb 25, 2011 - 4:51pm
bfin, what's your opinion? Comment below:
arden:
..... you're an idiot. there are 19 kids looking for full-time positions:

http://www.princeton.edu/bcf/graduate/recruiting/graduating/

and 18 positions on that list.................. what is your point?

Calling blast an idiot is a good way to get flamed.

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Feb 25, 2011 - 5:00pm
blastoise, what's your opinion? Comment below:
blackfinancier:
arden:
..... you're an idiot. there are 19 kids looking for full-time positions:

http://www.princeton.edu/bcf/graduate/recruiting/graduating/

and 18 positions on that list.................. what is your point?

Calling blast an idiot is a good way to get flamed.

yea bro i work in investment cartooning this shit is more prestigious than a mba from harvard and greater exit ops than presidant of the united states

Feb 25, 2011 - 5:00pm
arden, what's your opinion? Comment below:

19 kids enrolled in fall 2009. say 9 of them graduated in a year, 1 of them left the program. then 25 kids enrolled in fall 2010, so there are say 34 kids in the program as of fall 2010. that must be about right, cause what the website shows: there are 19 kids listed on the full-time page, and 15 kids listed on the internship page, 34 students..... say 1 of them had to take time off or something, so there are 33 kids still looking for jobs, and there are 28 jobs listed there including full-time and internships. say 3 of the jobs listed there account for 2 students, so there are 31 total jobs listed. 31/33 = 94%, round up to 95%, that's what it says

again, what is your point?

Feb 25, 2011 - 5:06pm
blastoise, what's your opinion? Comment below:

wow so princeton program size is only 34 ppl thought it was like a buisness school program is that program harder to get into than the mba program or is princetons mba not as big as other schools?

Feb 25, 2011 - 5:15pm
MMBinNC, what's your opinion? Comment below:
blastoise:
wow so princeton program size is only 34 ppl thought it was like a buisness school program is that program harder to get into than the mba program or is princetons mba not as big as other schools?

They don't have an MBA program.

http://www.princeton.edu/gradschool/about/docs/admission/dept.pdf

Reality hits you hard, bro...
Feb 25, 2011 - 5:12pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Princeton has no MBA program. The MFin is the main, graduate program. Placements are amazing, a lot of the applicants have other grad degrees or work experiences.

Feb 25, 2011 - 6:42pm
firefighter, what's your opinion? Comment below:

how is this that impressive? The kids who get into Princeton MFin had 3.8 GPAs in undergrad with great experiences. 90% of them should have gotten a BB job even without going to Princeton MFin. Many of these 3.8 GPA undergrad + Princeton MFin got into BB S&T/BB IBD, something that a 3.6 undergrad can get directly out of school without too much difficulty. Even at regular Ivy league targets there are tons of people going to the top-tier BB firms, private equity firms, hedge funds, and MBB right out of college, and a vast majority of those interested with 3.8+ GPAs get it.

Feb 25, 2011 - 7:04pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Many of these people are experienced, college grads, using the MFin as an associate bump. Trust me, the program is very well respected and the people coming out of it are no joke.

Feb 25, 2011 - 8:04pm
West Coast rainmaker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Excellent placement from Princeton? Really?

Though, as oneortheother said, if you are good enough to get into the program, you probably could have gotten these jobs anyways.

ANt raises a good point though- if you can use this as an associate bump, it really is preferable to a MBA. Lower opportunity cost, and you actually learn some quantitative skills.

Mar 1, 2011 - 9:46am
JimSimons, what's your opinion? Comment below:
LLcoolJ:
why would someone do an MFin @ princeton only to exit into the SG government...

Probably didn't have the cash to break their scholarship bonds..

and Princeton MSF is really more of a MFE.. w/some non FE electives I think.

ambition is a state of permanent dissatisfaction with the present.
Feb 25, 2011 - 9:11pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why do people have 50 pairs of shoes and only 2 feet?

Feb 25, 2011 - 9:22pm
International Pymp, what's your opinion? Comment below:

That's pretty bad ass placement.

One question I have about programs like this: if you come out of school and go directly into this program, then do you have the option of going back to do an MBA in like 4-5 years? Or do you think MBA programs wouldn't want to accept you as you'd clearly have little left to learn (in terms of finance at least).

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Feb 25, 2011 - 9:42pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Na, you can do an MBA after if you want. Schools wont hold it against you.

Mar 1, 2011 - 9:53am
rafiki, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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