Hello, I am a High School Senior from NY and I am making the decision to study Finance at either Fordham (RH Campus) or Baruch. I understand they are both "non-targets" but due to my not so great grades I must work with what I got. Here is my Dilemma: Fordham: Pro: Student run investment group is very good and places well into IB, Pretty good social life, Strong alumni basis, more "college" feel I suppose Con: About 25k a year (affordable), Would possibly have to commute about an hour every day, Student run fund is available to only 24 upper class men making it very selective Baruch: Pro
14 Jan 2021
Hi. I am currently going into my sophomore year and on a community college. I want to break into IB and are looking at schools to transfer to. I currently have a GPA 3.7 and can look for schools all over the country. I know that it is a competitive job and from what I have heard the school matters a lot. I have looked at different schools like carroll school of management and ross school of business. But the problem I have is that not only is the chances small to get in from what I have read but its also expensive. Is it worth going to a target/semi-target or should I try my chances on Baruch
05 Aug 2020
I'm wondering which of these 3 schools (IU Kelley Indiana, Fordham, Baruch) has better placement on Wall Street for undergrad. Cost isn't really an issue since I could potentially get huge merit scholarships at both Fordham and IU Kelley Indiana and I'm in-state for Baruch. If people could suggest other match/safety schools, that would be much appreciated. I've got the stats and profile for Ivy League schools. Right now the only match and safety schools I've got are the 3 already listed and U-M. I'd be fine with either business or econ undergrad major.
26 Nov 2014
Hello guys, I hope there are people here who are familiar with the different financial engineering schools. I'm actually an active member on Quantnet.com but I would like to hear a few more opinions from other forums. All right, Baruch MFE Pros: - All three semester are in NYC - Very cheap - The curriculum is VERY quantitative and a lot of programming is done - Dedicated career service. The director is working very hard to place all of his students - A few very famous practitioners teach in the program (e.g. Jim Gatheral) - A very small class size (around 30) - Very good alumni society and very good placements. Cons: - The school's brand name is weak - I didn't get my undergrad degree from a big school, so this is probably my last chance to Cornell ORIE:FE
05 Apr 2011
Everyone knows about how good at placements targets are - how about these non-targets? Give seperate ratings for S&T/IBD/ and HF and P/E if applicable (I doubt this) Baruch Macaulay University of Maryland Smith (Does the Senbet Fund make a difference?) Carnegie Mellon - Tepper Carnegie Mellon - Mellon College of Science (Math) Carnegie Mellon - Bachelors in Computational Finance Thanks!
22 Mar 2011
I graduated from an ivy in 2015 and had shitty grades there (2.8 GPA). I have no excuse. I totally fucked around and didn't have my priorities straight. I know I'm capable of doing way better. I went to a top 5 private national High School (think Exeter, Trinity, etc.) and got excellent grades there but I wasted away four years in college by having too much fun and not focusing on my grades. I'm a total idiot I know and I deserve absolutely no slack. Call me a spoiled little shit because that's exactly what I am. I absolutely hate myself for it. I'm having a bit of trouble finding a job in
12 Jan 2016
Hi all, I am considering getting a part-time MBA in the tri-state area. I currently live and work (biotech industry) in Westchester. My employer only covers 40K in tuition. There are several options for me: NYU Stern Westchester - Tuition 120K. Great location. 20 mins commute, I will be 80K in debt. Baruch - Tuition 38K. Need to commute 1+ hour to NYC, but employer will cover the tuition. UConn - Tuition 45K. 20 mins commute, employer covers the majority of the tuition. I intend to stick with my current company for a few years after getting the degree, and want to go into business such as
04 Apr 2016
Hello everyone, I am a freshman in the forum so I would like to apologize If I don't follow some rules in the posts. I have read many posts but as a friend here said, everyone's situation is a bit different. First of all, I have a bachelor degree in finance and accounting, finance is my major with a 3,6 GPA (2nd in my class) from a European school not in the rankings of best schools. Also my scores are: in Toefl 102 and in GMAT 640(Q:49 V:28) I do not have any work experience because I have just finished my bachelor degree, but I have worked as tutor for a semester in my university in a lesson of financial and mathimatical applications in computers, (Maple and Matlab). Also I have a paper with econometric tests publiced. However in my university there was not a strong interest in maths (only in statistics and econometrics) with only one course in maths. So I am good at calculus, linear equations, statistics and econometrics but I haven't taught differential equations. However, I love maths and I think that I am good at. I also know MATLAB, Maple, spss and Eviews.
25 May 2010
I just finished my freshman year at a total non-target with a 3.7 GPA and hope to transfer into Baruch for the spring semester of next year, which is a CFA partner school (not sure if that really means anything). From what I have been able to gather from my research, it appears that essentially all job postings that prefer a CFA, also want people with prior experience in research. I guess I'm a little confused as to how many different types of research jobs are out there and where companies recruit for those positions. In the event that I don't get a FO research position right out of college, where would be the best place to start a career, that I can later combine with a CFA to break my way into the industry?
20 May 2011
Quick question for those of you who have read Bernard Baruch by James Grant or Reminiscences of A Stock Operator. Who do you think is most like these traders today? Off the top of my head, Stevie Cohen seems like the best candidate for a modern-day Livermore considering his "reading the tape" style and status as a trader's trader. However SAC itself is fairly institutionalized, in contrast with Livermore's career as a private speculator. Anyhow, just wanted to see what some people on this board thought.
04 Oct 2010
Hi, I've graduated with a bachelor's degree from a non- target finance program; after working for a few years in different finance jobs, I've decided to get a MSF and re-brand myself. I have a 3.1 GPA with average gmat scores. I chose MSF over MBA because it's a more technical degree and can be finished within a year. I would like to get into corporate banking after graduation. I was in commercial banking and most recently I was contractor for a BB Equity Research. I've gotten accepted to Fairfield MSF, and Pace MSIM and spoke to admissions from Bentley University, saying that they liked my
16 May 2016
Stevo ( Malaysian Chinese ) from SEA, I always want to be an IBer, and get to know M&I last year. It lead me here. I'm going to do SAT and apply for US Uni, I'm 20y.o this year. By the time Sep 2012 I'll be 21 to enter freshmen year, quite fresh huh... Cut the short My question(s) 1. I need an EDU loan, YES ! They always ask for US co-signer~ There's one org needs only my country guarantor be it my parents or my guardian. I gotta find out. 2. I have this thought. Do Sat in Dec and apply it before deadlines end, is this possible ? Sorry, US edu system is complex for me :)
02 Oct 2011
Hi! I'm sure my interests will be subject to change over the next four years (high school senior), but I'm curious as to which of these schools would best place/prepare me for a future in trading (if you could rank them in order that would be much appreciated): Rice Tulane UNC - Chapel Hill Bentley University of Richmond Baruch Villanova Emory I should note that I don't much care which city I end up in, so long as I'm trading. And I have no preference as to which type of trading at the moment.
04 Jan 2013
Hello, I am wondering what will be a better choice for investment banking/finance. I applied for Cornell AEM, but did not get in. Although, I did get into their Hotel School. I have read that 20% of students go into banking or finance from it. I am not sure which school I should pick. Any help will be much appreciated.
08 Apr 2013
I am a sophomore at Baruch College majoring in Applied Math. And I am interested in a career and a summer analyst internship next year in credit risk at a BB IB. I heard that Baruch is recruited heavily for middle or back office. Front office not so much. Since risk is middle office I want to know if the BB IB recruit from Baruch for credit risk/ risk management?
25 Jan 2016
is one month enough time to study for GMAT? I just saw on Baruchs website that they are still accepting applications for their MFE program until April 1st. I could also take a GRE. Which one of those tests is it easier to study for, and do you guys think its possible to score well with just a month preperation??
02 Mar 2010
Hi. I am a senior student studying Finance at Baruch College. My gpa is 3.1 (ik, not that great), and I want to become a trader/portfolio manager, because this type of job involves more of your natural intelligence and vision of market rather that internships and job experience. There is no solid educational program relevant to trading at Baruch. What are the best ways to prove my trading skills? What could be considered an exceptional trading skill for the hedgefund employers? I've heard that returns on portfolio are rarely considered due to the luck factor. I would appreciate any advice to
04 Mar 2018
I am a rising Sophomore at Baruch College and am torn between the finance and accounting majors.. I was originally going to do finance because I want a career in either IB or Consulting.. however i have been told by many that accounting is the best way to go because it enables you to read a balance sheet and know what your talking about and so on... What are your thoughts on the 2?
15 Jul 2010
Hi all, I need to rebrand, and going the MBA route doesn't seem logical for me. My background is a business management degree from a non target with a sub 3 gpa. The cost of the program can be paid out of pocket and completed in about a year part time. Considering this, is this program a worthwhile endeavor in your opinion? I think that it gives me a chance focus on finance and deflect some attention away from the undergrad gpa.
01 May 2014
I am currently finishing my junior year at a very non-target in NY studying finance. GPA is 3.3, major GPA is 3.5, and both will be higher by the time I graduate next summer. I haven't been able to get an internship but not for lack of trying, I've applied to dozens and dozens of places. Regardless, since I'll be graduating in a year, I was hoping to gain insight on what others have done in this scenario. I am willing to work in any finance setting involving the stock market, even if it's just cold calling clients. I am researching MSF programs in New York (Baruch, NYU, Pace, Rotchester, etc)
10 May 2015
I recently finished school (May 2010) with an honors degree in accounting. I thought accounting would be a good major at the time, but have decided I am much more interested in finance. Also, while at college I focused on the social aspect and haven't found a job yet. Considering going back to school to reposition myself, network and try to break into finance. I am considering Baruch's Quantitative Methods and Modeling due to the price and location. ( http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/programs/graduate/… ) Has anyone heard of this program, does it provide good
13 Jul 2010
Hello monkeys! I am currently a sophomore attending Baruch College with a GPA of 3.8, my major is finance. How can I work my way to obtain a full time FO position as a sophomore? Also, do bankers critique against those who have accent? Although I was born in New York, I still have a typical Asian accent. Therefore if I reach out to any bankers and if I'm invited to chat with them on the phone, will they look down on me because of my accent?
01 Sep 2016
Hi, I was wondering if any foreigner here has tried navigating through the Singaporean job market. Graduated from Baruch and had done a couple of solid internships (banks and PE) and decided to move to Singapore. 3 months into this job hunting process and not even a single interview. I know that it is competitive but I had surprisingly more luck with call backs during the NY job hunt. (I heard of GPA being really important but thought that the internships I've done will compensate for the lack of high GPA). I've only been applying through the company's website and a couple of recruiters. Is
23 Jun 2015
I'm going to try to get right to the point but I need some advice. I'm 30 years old and am graduating from the Community College of Philadelphia with an AA in Biz Admin this semester. I decided to go back to school 2 years ago after the retail furniture company I was district manger for went out of business. I am really interested in finance and have been since I got a job as a runner on the floor of the NYSE after high school. I worked on the floor for a few years for a 2 dollar broker and got my Series 7. Unfortunately I was too young and immature to realize the opportunity I had and left the NYSE.
09 Apr 2011
Senior at a small private, Catholic college majoring in finance with a management minor, graduating a year early. Starting a Fortune 30 Financial Analyst Co-op in January that ends in June that may lead to full time. Have had 2 relevant internships (private equity and then outsourced CFO services before co-op). Cumulative GPA is 3.7 and major is 3.8. Will be taking GRE in March or April. What are my chances for Baruch MSF? Then, what will my chances be for IBD shift? Thanks!
01 Dec 2017
What's Baruch College's reputation on the street? I've heard it's hard to get a front office IB job with them, but is this the same for HFs? how hard would it be to get an internship if I did a lot of networking? I have been doing a lot of it recently and I'm meeting with a small HF this month about a potential internship for this summer. I'm going to be a senior in high school next year and I'm from Cincinnati. Thanks for the time and help.
06 Jun 2016