So far I'm having to choose between these 2 programs. I initially applied to Columbia MSFE (Financial Engineering), but they redirected me to their MSOR (Operations Research) program which shares the same faculty and many of the same classes/theory. However I'm not sure what the employer perception towards these two different programs are...do they think that MSOR is where the FE rejects end up? and will that knock me out of potential interviews?
I also have an offer for Mathematical Finance at Boston University, which pretty much spells out what I intend to learn.
However there is no denying the value of Columbia's brand name in the job hunt and it definitely gives me better access to being placed in NY.
Would appreciate it if someone could give me some advice pertaining to my dilemma.