Which Masters Program for Quant?

I'm inquiring about returning to school to pursue a masters in the goal of working at firms like Two Sigma, DE Shaw, Citadel, AQR, and BAM. I'm currently working in the hedge fund space. Can you provide insight into the target schools/programs possibly in order?

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Jul 21, 2019

Look into some top MFE-type programs. There's more information on QuantNet, but the most highly regarded (and those with the best chances of placement into several, though maybe not all, of the firms you mentioned) are Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, Columbia MFE, NYU Fin Math.

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Jul 22, 2019

Thank you for this, I'm looking on quantnet for more detail.

Jul 22, 2019

Can't go wrong with the Fin Maths courses at top EU schools like LSE, Oxford, Imperial (Math Fin or Stat Fin), or Bocconi

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Aug 4, 2019

Bocconi top school HAHAHA!

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Jul 23, 2019

I did 50% of the MFE at CMU a while back. I think they had really impressive employment statistics at the time. There was a satellite campus near wall street too.


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Jul 24, 2019

For what concerns Europe, check this out: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/complete-eu...
For the US, I would say Princeton and Columbia's MFE. Princeton has a big edge tho

Jul 24, 2019

Thank you, this falls in-line with my findings. However, why do you say Princeton has a big edge in Columbia?

Jul 24, 2019

I personally haven't been impressed with graduates from Columbia MFE. Much more so by folks from CMU, Princeton, Berkeley and a few others.

Aug 11, 2019