Hi all. I'm planning to apply for the master in financial risk management program at Baruch College next year. The program is relatively less costly and it's STEM designated, in addition to being in the heart of new york. But I'm particularly reluctant because I haven't seen any "good" employment data about it, I hope some of you can help me. I want to break into investment banking, equity research or credit risk. I'm in my last year of undergrad, from a non-target in Egypt; GPA: 3.4, GMAT:700. I'm taking CFA L1 in Feb and planning to subsequently take L2&3. I have one internship at a
03 Sep 2020
So I'm beginning the hunt of grad school for 2021 and want to hear your guys' input. Would you take a Baruch College MBA over an NYU MSRE? I've yet to determine if I want CRE for a career, which is why I am considering an MBA. Pros for Baruch are: cheap AF tuition, like $40k for an MBA (unheard of), located in NYC, decently strong alumni in CRE and allows for concentration in RE finance (should I choose to stay), diverse student base, "best ROI for an MBA" Cons for Baruch: ranked like 60-something in US News, not as respected as NYU Stern or Columbia, heard campus and employees are dirty/mean
05 May 2020
I am a student at Baruch college in NYC- tuition is currently about $7,000 a year for me. I'm not really happy in the school, but want to put my career first as college is just temporary. I'm a junior in college and have been accepted as a transfer into Vanderbilt's economics program. The issue is that the program is $50,000 a year (That's besides $20,000 extra for fees from dorming, etc...). Is Vanderbilt's program good in the eyes of recruiters? Is it worth anywhere near $100,000 in student debt if I want to get into IB? Also, I have no preference in regards to future work location. Thanks
16 May 2019
I was recently accepted as a sophomore transfer student to Duke University and will probably be majoring in economics with a concentration in finance and minoring in computer science. Currently I am a student at Macaulay Honors, Baruch College majoring in financial mathematics. I am not receiving any financial aid from Duke and will be taking on significant loans after I graduate. Will transferring to Duke give me better career choices and an edge in business school applications? Is it worth the money? Thank you.
19 Jun 2018
If you were a college student offered to go to SJU or Brooklyn College which one would you choose? ...Having in mind that you want to transfer to Baruch or better institution later on. Try to answer the question purely based on what each institutions offers to prospective monkey. Please try to discuss your arguments. I value your opinion - thanks!
23 Apr 2018
Hello everyone! I have passed CFA Level 1 and am currently planning for MS Finance for 2020. I have applied to the following universities: University of Texas, at Dallas- Received admit SUNY University of Buffalo- Received admit Rutgers University- Received admit CUNY Baruch college. I am facing a lot of difficulty as to deciding which university to go to. My main aim is to join that university that will help me to complete my CFA certification and also which will give an edge to find a job in the field of coroporate finance. If anyone has any suggestions, please tell. It will be a huge help
20 Mar 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
Hi all the amazing monkies. I am a HS senior and very settled to pursue a career within the IB industry, specifically FO because I had some exposure to M&A. (I decided to follow this path after very serious consideration. My family has some network within the financial services industry in Asia, and I was exposed to this at a young age.) Though still have a long way to go in order to excel in this field, I am very determined to presevere, and I also think my personality is a great fit for this industry.
29 Dec 2014
I'm from New Jersey and most of my school goes to Rutgers. Is Baruch comparable in anyway to Rutgers? I'm aware that Rutgers is a much better known brand but I heard Finance and Accounting are very good at Baruch. What school gives me a better job outlook and puts me on a good path to end up as a trader or in an investment bank/hedge fund?
09 Jan 2017
Hi all, I'm an international student, been with the BO of GS for 2 years now in an Asian office and want to rebrand as an IB analyst (hopefully get into Portfolio Mgmt). GPA- 3.97(BSc in Eco, Math, Stats), and GRE- 155(Q) 161(V). I have offers from Syracuse, Simon (Rochester) and others but my budget only allows me to look at 2 of them : Baruch-Zicklin and Cincinnati-Lindner. I've heard mixed reviews about Baruch and looks like most placements are in BO/MO positions which is definitely not something I'm looking at because that's what I am doing right now. I have been given a chance to move to a MO role as well at my current firm but I want to be a part of the decision making divisions which is why I'm here. On the upside, Baruch's location is awesome.
09 Mar 2015
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
Hi can someone please help me choose which undergrad business school is the best option for me? I live in Long Island, NY. I plan to major in finance and pursue investment banking. (I'm considering majoring in engineering since undergrad business is supposedly useless) Im considering the following schools: University of Delaware UMass - Amherst CUNY Baruch College Yeshiva University UMass and Udel are roughly the same price after scholarships. While Baruch and Yeshiva are dirt cheap (I tend to look down at Baruch&YU because they lack a college lifestyle). Thanks in advance for any advice.
28 May 2012
From Wiki: 1) In America's Best Colleges 2012, Baruch was ranked #3 public, and 36th Master's University in by U.S. News & World Report. 2) Baruch's MBA Program was one of the top 10 "With Most Financial Value at Graduation" (2011) and an overall rank of 97 in the USA by U.S. News & World Report. 3) Baruch is among the Top 10% of U.S. colleges according to The Princeton Review, which selected the College for inclusion in "The Best 368 Colleges: 2009 Edition." It is also labeled as one of the nation's best value undergraduate institutions in 2008, and in 2009 "Best Graduate Schools" and "Best Business Schools" listings.
27 May 2012
Hi everyone! Please excuse the lengthy post. I am currently going into my 2nd year at St Johns University in Queens. I am in Tobin Business school getting my B.S degree in Economics. I am happy with SJU, socially. However, I am now becoming aware of the poor reputation that SJU has. Professors with experience in the financial industry have even warned us of the weight that our school carries. I am hesitant to move forward with obtaining my degree from St Johns. I am worried because ultimately, I did not move across the country to have the " college experience". I came to NY to pursue a
31 May 2016
I'm a high school senior from central New Jersey who will be majoring in Finance at Baruch College (CUNY). I plan on taking several internships thru Baruch and later to entering the NYC finance industry. I'm very confident in my choice to study Finance, but I'm not quite sure what type of job I would like. Any advice on do's/dont's, would've/could've/should've's, etc would be greatly appreciated!
16 Apr 2014
Hey everyone. Been following WSO for a while now but this is my first time posting. Hoping someone can shed some light on what degree would be most useful to break into finance (particularly equity/market research). I moved to NYC after finishing an associate's degree down south right after high school, and spent a few years working before going back to school to finish undergrad. I worked at a law firm and also temped for a large investment advisory firm. Currently working in architecture doing admin and some minor accounting/finance. As I'm paying my way through school, my options were
07 Apr 2016
This is my first post on the Oasis, i am currently a civil engineer looking to make it in the finance world, i was out of the country for about 5 years working on engineering related stuff, im looking for some advice regarding which college or university i should attend to get my Finance degree some people told me to go for NYU because of the name and the prestige, while others told me to go to Baruch sort of best bang for your buck kind of thing (take into consideration tuition)
02 Sep 2016
Hey guys, I moved to NYC last year and attending Baruch College majoring in Finance. I'm interested in doing internship on a good Prop trading firm. What are my chances? I'm a straight B student, good at math and economics/finance. Did some trading before with my money. I heard Chimera Securities do on-campus recruiting at Baruch. But it's 4 months of unpaid training, then 2k salary + commissions after completing the training. Is it the best offer that I can get? I wanted to get something that pays at least 5k a month for interns and somewhere where I could learn a lot. I'm willing to do
30 Nov 2015
Hey! My name is Larry Feldman and before I went on this site i had no idea what (BB) stood for or what "Front Office" referred to. I've spent a few days lurking and wanted to introduce myself. I'm currently attending Baruch College in NYC as a Sophmore, thinking about majoring in Finance. My first thought was to major in Computer Information Systems, so I got myself a paid internship working for a small IT firm in Manahttan, but soon came to realize that this didn't really peak my interest. I have a friend who's in the world of finance and everything he did seemed really interesting. I've
28 Apr 2015