Tuck for prop. trading / Hedge funds

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I searched a thousand times in a thousand forums... But I am lost whether the Dartmouth Tuck MBA is really good for prop trading and hedge funds...

Are there any alumni here? Or any colleagues or friends of alumni??

I have a background in energy (various leadership roles working in over 15 countries in the last 5 years). Part time futures trader (commodities/oil/gas). Post MBA I want to move into trading energy futures and long term hedge funds....

BUT, looking at Tuck list of courses, or even professors, they are, frankly @@@@. Even compared to Yale, there is not even a mention of say Behavioral Finance, or a half-decent mention of financial engineering of any sort.... OK, It is a general management program... but despite all this, is it possible to crack Trading/HF jobs from Tuck??? Any examples you guys know of?

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Dec 13, 2012

Dartmouth stays away from finance in general. Their engineering school doesn't offer a finance concentration, and there is no undergrad finance program either. I think you're barking up the wrong tree.

Dec 14, 2012
Sandhurst:

Dartmouth stays away from finance in general. Their engineering school doesn't offer a finance concentration, and there is no undergrad finance program either. I think you're barking up the wrong tree.

...and yet Dartmouth has produced Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Greg Jensen, Stephen Mandel, Leon Black, and scores of monkeys at BBs per year. I hate Dartmouth with a passion, but those are the facts.

Dec 14, 2012
GreenwichForLife:
Sandhurst:

Dartmouth stays away from finance in general. Their engineering school doesn't offer a finance concentration, and there is no undergrad finance program either. I think you're barking up the wrong tree.

...and yet Dartmouth has produced Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Greg Jensen, Stephen Mandel, Leon Black, and scores of monkeys at BBs per year. I hate Dartmouth with a passion, but those are the facts.

I agree, they are the facts. The fact is they also didn't study Finance in college. I'm a big proponent of a liberal arts education, and I like that Dartmouth is out there demonstrating that it works.

Dec 13, 2012

OK!!!! Interesting!!!! It is a shame if Tuck doesnt teach finance well... Finance was the only topic worth learning in an academic setting (as against learning marketing [email protected]@t)

Dec 13, 2012

A friend got a surprised look from his interviewer at Tuck when asked what he wanted to do after Tuck and answered "financial services." While Ken French teaches at Tuck and his class fills up fast, there is little else I'm told.

Dec 14, 2012

theyre decent at traditional asset management (boston long only) but theyre generally a consulting/management heavy place

you want to trade energy products or something like equities?

Dec 14, 2012
GreenwichForLife:

...and yet Dartmouth has produced Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Greg Jensen, Stephen Mandel, Leon Black, and scores of monkeys at BBs per year. I hate Dartmouth with a passion, but those are the facts.

Nearly all of those were MBA from HBS... that shaped their fin/econ outlook more than Dartmouth... I am looking at an MBA at Tuck.... why? HBS doesnt like my profile.

shorttheworld:

you want to trade energy products or something like equities?

Thanks for the comments guys... I want to trade commodities (futures of oil, gas, base metals, precious metals, rare earths, and structure various financial products in them to sell to industries).... Atleast they are easier to predict on a rigorous economic analysis.... I started with equities 4 years back, but equities are far more tougher to predict than commodities...

Dec 14, 2012

Also given my engineering undergrad, I am looking at something solid in financial education to take my trading skills forward.... Somehow all the other forums/ posts always speak of Dartmouth/Tuck alum's incestuous network rather than discussing the skill....

Dec 14, 2012

typically mit/wharton/chicago/columbia are trading MBA places (but trading is being slashed hard and isnt a typical MBA hire either) but for energy you could also look at UT Austin

tuck is a private equity/consulting/general management shop MOSTLY but do decent with account/product management

Dec 14, 2012

Definitely applying to MIT/Wh/Col/Chicago.... Hope to get in... Somehow luck didnt work in previous year apps.

Dec 14, 2012

im not sure if it works or if its just the fact that its nepotism pulling kids from ivy schools lol

not that excel monkeying is overtly hard

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Feb 11, 2013
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