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  2. I am currently a senior student at a univeristy (not famous) outside US and Europe majoring in Economics and minoring in Math. I am considering applying to Master of Finance programs in the U.S. and Europe and upon completion trying getting a job at an in ...

    66 comments20 Sep 2016 -

  3. I know this topic is not related to admissions so my apologies in advance if it's not in the right forum. I am currently in a relationship with a great girl; we've been dating for about 2 years, and even though marriage is not something that ...

    125 comments19 Mar 2013 -

  4. I go to a non-target school (junior) and am considering going into a masters of finance program right after graduation. I had S & T interviews at 4 BBs and didn't get a SA offer and really want to be in Sales & Trading. I will also have the C ...

    90 comments13 Dec 2016 -

  5. As i noticed that many top US universities do not offer master degree in Finance, instead, they have plenty of PhD or MBA. Is there a ranking for Master of Finance (MSF/MFin) NOT financial engineer or quantitative finance... So far i know good schools lik ...

    55 comments2 Mar 2018 -

  6. Is business school really the key to break into trading? This has been popping into my head a lot lately, with the job market as it is today, more and more prospective monkeys have dropped the chase and picked up the books instead to realize their BSD dre ...

    39 comments29 Nov 2010 -

  7. MIT MFin Q&A

    Business School and GMAT

    Application season is coming up, so I figured I would provide some unofficial info via Q&A on the program to those interested. Anything goes from admissions (chances, essays, interviews) to curriculum to class profile to quality of instruction to indu ...

    45 comments21 Aug 2012 -

  8. MSF/MFin besides MIT & Princeton

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I am looking for classification of colleges (besides MIT & Princeton) that offer MFin courses. Is it true that any other college except the two (i.e. MIT & P'ton) comes a very distant third? Would really appreciate if a ranking can be pro ...

    38 comments9 Feb 2011 -

  9. MFIN: Vandy v.s. WUSTL v.s. UT Austin

    Business School and GMAT

    Need advice on which MSF program to attend. Deciding between Vanderbilt, WUSTL, and UT Austin. I don't care about geographical location in terms of the school or placement. I want to be placed at a bulge bracket IB program. My background:- Umiami BA ...

    21 comments12 Apr 2015 -

  10. Princeton MFin 2011 Placement

    Business School and GMAT

    Princeton just put up internship and full-time placements for its MFin class this year, and they are insane. http://www.princeton.edu/bcf/graduate/placement/ Getco, Citadel, Soros, and practically all the rest are BB, mostly Goldman. Thoughts? placement m ...

    30 comments25 Feb 2011 -

  11. Which program? Oxford MFE or MIT MFin

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi guys, I am a senior in college and interested in IB or PE after graduation. I have applied to some top master of finance programs in the UK and US, including Oxford MFE, Princeton MSF, MIT Mfin, Columbia MFE. I already got admitted to Oxford's Mas ...

    23 comments21 Nov 2012 -

  12. MFIN + MBA, worth it?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey, Is a Mfin from MIT then a top MBA from H/S/W/C/C worth it? Let say you will be 27 when applying to an MBA, 2 Masters (one mfin), 2 years ib /consulting experiences (one pre MFIN one post MFIN)? I GUESS you will be promoted to associated when you alre ...

    19 comments7 Mar 2011 -

  13. MIT Masters Finance

    Business School and GMAT

    So MIT got about 900 apps this year, up from about 175 last year... damn with a 21% acceptance rate those people in the first group are lucky so is this program going to become as quantitative and competitive as Princeton? They claim on their website that ...

    18 comments24 May 2010 -

  14. I was trading derivatives at a BB and was made redundant recently. Since job mkt seems shut down at the moment, I decided to go back to school. I have the following options: MFE at UC Berkleley MFin math at Stanford NYU Math finance My goal is to go back ...

    17 comments22 Feb 2009 -

  15. Been trying to get a summer job, feels like next to impossible to land a banking "summer" job. I am coming from a non target school, i have won awards for writing creative essays which translated into my cover letter but I only got 1 interview. ...

    13 comments24 Jan 2013 -

  16. So I'm considering doing my MFin or Msc Finance abroad after I finish my undergrad in 2016 (Canada, semi-target school). My current GPA is pretty crap (2.9), the first 2 years of university were really hard for me, but now I've got my shit toget ...

    9 comments21 Mar 2015 -

  17. LSE/Oxford

    Business School and GMAT

    I'm trying to figure out if I'd be competitive for a top UK Masters in Finance (thinking LSE /Oxford) I'm graduating in May from a top-10 US university with a 3.7 majoring in International Business. Got a 710 on the GMAT (44/42 Q/V). Have s ...

    10 comments20 Feb 2010 -

  18. Chances at MIT MFin

    Business School and GMAT

    Please give me a profile Eval for MIT MFin: 3.8 GPA Economics from Top 20 US Undergrad (Math Courses: Statistics = A, Calc I = A, Calc II = A) 3.3 GPA at MAcc at Top 25 School Internships at Venture Capital Firm, Boutique Investment Banking Firm, Big 4 fi ...

    8 comments7 Jun 2015 -

  19. Need Masters in Finance help

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello all. I was told to post here as you would be helpful in guiding me through this. A little bit about me: I am a 5th year undergrad senior graduating in December of this year. I am graduating with three majors in Business Economics, Finance, and Accou ...

    8 comments13 Nov 2011 -

  20. Incorporating MFin + MA Econ into MBA

    Business School and GMAT

    If you go to a finance school like Booth can you essentially incorporate an MFin and MA Econ into your MBA? Most MA Econ = macro, micro, econometrics, random electives (which could prob overlap with the finance ones) Most MFin = (these seem to vary more, ...

    8 comments20 Oct 2011 -

  21. Msf/Mfin ultralow GPA, possible?

    Business School and GMAT

    After looking fruitlessly for gainful employment in finance I was wondering, if I could score a 700+ on the GMAT (with a high quant score) is there a chance I could get into a upper tier program? Some of the schools have GPA requirements, should I just av ...

    8 comments3 Jul 2011 -

  22. Having realized that it's going to be almost impossible for me to get into trading (in any capacity- S&T, HF, Prop) with my current resume, I've been doing lots of thinking and prepping in hopes of perhaps going back to school. I've bee ...

    7 comments27 Jan 2015 -

  23. Odds of acceptance in MSF program?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi guys, I'm new to the website, but I've been following for a few months now. I'm about one week away from submitting a slew of Finance applications (just need to finish up the statements of purpose), and I'm just curious what people ...

    8 comments10 Jan 2011 -

  24. Hi, I have an extremely poor undergrad GPA (2.19) in engineering but have tried to make up for it by completing PRM and 2 levels of CFA (3rd possibly depending on the result in aug). With a work ex of 2 years in corporate finance as a business analyst, I ...

    7 comments24 Jul 2013 -

  25. Tulane vs. WUSTL

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello everyone. I got admitted to Tulane's MFIN program, and am also considering WUSTL MSF program. Can any one comment on the quality and prestige of WUSTL vs. Tulane programs? I am not too worried about OCR IB placement or consulting etc... I subsc ...

    7 comments7 Jan 2012 -

  26. I have interviews with them this coming week. They're both great programs although LBS caters to older experienced professionals while NYU leans younger (similar to MIT in that regard while LBS is more like berkeley with respect to age). Wondering if ...

    6 comments11 Feb 2013 -

  27. Round 3 Applications- How many to make?

    Business School and GMAT

    I'm putting together b-school apps for round 3. Should I apply to all remaining M7 schools + INSEAD / LBS (MiF) in round 3? Wouldn't that be the same as applying to H/W/S in round 2 probability wise? mfin m7 B-School application ...

    6 comments11 Jan 2012 -

  28. If anyone is interested in the Cambridge MFin (which is the course designed for people with 2 years or more of finance experience) and will be in New York the week of December 6th, the director of admissions will be in town giving a talk about the program ...

    6 comments1 Nov 2010 -

  29. US schools seem too expensive for me, and I think I would stay in canada despite the BB being in USA. I am at a non target and I want to break into banking and think by going to a grad program it will give me access to recruiters to help me break in. Know ...

    5 comments25 Jan 2013 -

  30. Need Help: MIT MFIN or work then MBA?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I am about to graduate from my university. Recently got MIT MFIN and fixed income strategy intern at an IB. I do not know whether I should go to MFIN first or try to get full time offer after the intern, and then go for MBA? I do not mind spending tim ...

    5 comments1 Mar 2011 -

  31. Assume I'm a student at an outer borough CUNY (City University of New York) with no on-campus recruiting. I have the opportunity to graduate from this CUNY by August of next year- winter and summer sessions included. Next-to-best-case scenario is gra ...

    5 comments31 Mar 2010 -

  32. Profile Evaluation; MIT MFin

    Business School and GMAT

    I will apply on MIT MFin and I would really like to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Thanks for the comments mfin ...

    4 comments27 Jul 2017 -

  33. Advice needed for Mfin

    Business School and GMAT

    I am a senior studying finance at a target school with a GPA of 3.75+. I recently took the GMAT and got a 750. I really missed the boat as far as summer internships go, so now I am looking for full time opportunities and not much seems to be out there for ...

    4 comments18 Sep 2015 -

  34. MFin at UVA?

    Business School and GMAT

    So I am still waiting on several colleges that all come out next week, but as of right now I am settled on UVA. Cost is no issue, but I was wondering if it was worth getting an MFin through the 5 year undergrad program at McIntire. Due to AP classes and s ...

    4 comments24 Mar 2015 -

  35. cornell mfe vs lse mfin

    Business School and GMAT

    i'm trying to decide between cornell's masters financial engineering program vs lse's masters in finance program pros/cons for cornell: more quantitative, 3 semester program so i can do an internship, 2 good semesters in ithaca and 1 in nyc ...

    4 comments13 Apr 2011 -

  36. What do you guys think of this program? http://www.math.columbia.edu/department/mafn/page1... I noticed (I could be mistaken) it's not on Anthony's site. It seems like a good program, says they placed into BB 's, DE Shaw and McKinsey... Col ...

    4 comments6 Oct 2010 -

  37. European Business School London (EBS)

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello, Can anyone provide input on the MSc in Global Banking and Finance at the European Business School London, particularly in relation to one's employability prospects after the program? Not necessarily investment banking, but in the London financ ...

    4 comments29 Apr 2010 -

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    3 comments23 Sep 2017 -

  39. Best quantitative finance programs

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello WSO, I am an undergraduate computer science student from a non-US, non-target university who somehow managed to land a trading internship at a $20B+ quant hedge fund based in Chicago for this upcoming summer. I am thinking about doing a master' ...

    3 comments28 Feb 2015 -

  40. Chances at Top MSF

    Business School and GMAT

    Thanks for taking the time to read this. I tried to exhaust the search feature before posting this. I'm currently thinking about applying for a MSF at a top university (think Princeton, MIT, LSE, etc.) and was curious to see if I currently have a rea ...

    3 comments14 Apr 2014 -

  41. Hello, I have received an acceptance to Queen's Master of Finance program in Toronto. But now I am debating myself whether to give a chance and try to get into Rotman Master of Finance. Can anyone give me some feedback of these two schools? CFA mfin ...

    3 comments16 Dec 2013 -

  42. MFin program recommendations please?

    Business School and GMAT

    I am a econ student at McGill. I have sub-par gpa:(under 3.0 I have 2 internships (both unrelated to ibd); one at a conglomerate and one at PwC. I have certificates from Korean governmental organization, certificate of securities investment adviser and ce ...

    3 comments30 Jan 2013 -

  43. Hey I know many ppl here are very knowledgeable and was wondering what should I do. Currently have a 3.8 GPA, and I am from Canada (Toronto). I was wondering what should I do CFA, MBA, MFIN, MFE... I think I would like to do investment banking so I was th ...

    3 comments27 Jan 2013 -

  44. JD vs JD/MBA vs JD/MFIN

    Sales and Trading

    I want to be an institutional trader, but I went to law school. After law school, I can pursue three paths. The safest route would be to take the bar and look for work as an in-house attorney since I do not want to wok in a firm or litigate. Second, I cou ...

    3 comments23 Jan 2011 -

  45. Hi I am from South Africa, and will be graduating this year with a bachelors in investment management and economics. I want to study postgrad in the U.S., hopefully an MBA. However, I know there is a strong emphasis on having work experience before doin a ...

    3 comments9 Aug 2010 -

  46. I am a senior studying finance at a target school with a GPA of 3.75+. I recently took the GMAT and got a 750. I really missed the boat as far as summer internships go, so now I am looking for full time opportunities and not much seems to be out there for ...

    2 comments18 Sep 2015 -

  47. Iowa State MFin

    Business School and GMAT

    I haven't been able to find much about this program. Searched WSO and msfhq. Anybody have any insight? http://www.business.iastate.edu/masters/mfin/ Apparently launched in 2011. 3.25 minimum GPA seems odd given a below 3.5 average GPA... @"TNA&q ...

    2 comments30 Dec 2014 -

  48. Quit Economics MS and Do MFin?

    Business School and GMAT

    I am one semester into a two-year masters in econ right now in continental Europe. However, I am considering just quitting and doing a one-year MFin in the UK, where I would like to work after graduation. When I started the econ master I was unsure of wha ...

    2 comments3 Jan 2013 -

  49. Ms Fin Engineering

    Business School and GMAT

    Need Profile Evaluation. Degree: Engineering GPA: 62% VTU, Belgaum India Post Graduate: PG in Securities Markets at NISM SEBI India. SEBI is SEC equivalent in India GPA: 70% Work Ex 32 months: Infosys Technologies as Software Engineer Credit Rating Agency ...

    2 comments9 Nov 2012 -

  50. I'm a senior econ major at non-hyp ivy. I want to work in HK but I was dinged fot FT interviews. I'm considering applying to the MFin program at UHK (aka HKU). I like the curriculum (traditional finance with financial engineering) and I'm t ...

    2 comments19 Oct 2010 -

  51. MSF/Mfin programs

    Business School and GMAT

    I was looking at programs like masters finance at u chicago, MIT, Princeton etc as I eventually want to get into trading I have a decent (but not great) GPA ~3.7 in Engineering, but my math background is lacking. Ive done Mulitvariable calc and dif eq (on ...

    2 comments1 Apr 2010 -

  52. Currently working at a small real estate company in an analyst role (mainly acquisitions/dispositions), would like to jump into IB (if I can) or real estate private equity. Considering Arizona State, UC Irvine, Utah, and SMU for my MSF (I applied to UT Au ...

    1 comment1 May 2019 -

  53. Hi Fellow Monkeys. I wanted to apply for the 2019 intake of the MFin programs in USA. However, my profile is a little shy in some of the maths and statistics areas in particular. Also, I would like to do a course in Python, to brush up on the programming ...

    1 comment9 Sep 2018 -

  54. Boutique IB or IBD of Big 4

    Investment Banking

    Dear community, I am from Asia and have 2 offers- both IBD- 1 from a boutique IB and 1 from a Big 4 firm. My goal is to study MFin at MIT/Oxford/Cambridge in 2-3 years and go to BB IB /PE in US/UK/Asia. The boutique IB has 10 offices around the globe, inc ...

    1 comment21 May 2018 -

  55. Return to Main FAQ Page Master of Finance ...

    12 Aug 2011 -

  56. Hello everyone. I'm an international student and I've applied to the following master's programs: 1) Schulich MBAN- 12 months 2) University of British Columbia MBAN- 12 months (new program, internship not guaranteed) 3) Ivey MSc in Data Ana ...

    14 Mar 2017 -

  57. JD + MFin or MQF/MMF

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi All, I am 25 years old, I live in Toronto, I have a JD (graduated one year ago), have a B. Sc. (Hons.) in physics, and somewhat of a programming background. I am currently looking to add a bit more to my resume. I have a keen interest in finance and wa ...

    1 comment16 Nov 2014 -

  58. Chances at a decent MFin program?

    Business School and GMAT

    Do I have a chance at any decent MFin programs? I'd like to get some school recommendations. I want to work in NYC as a financial analyst or anything similar. I might also get an MBA down the road. Background: senior at non target honors college majo ...

    1 comment24 Jun 2014 -

  59. Despite being somewhat new in terms of degrees, a Master of Science in Finance (MSF or M.Fin for Master in Finance) are generally well-accepted in the finance world. Whereas an MBA gives a general business education, an MSF [or M.Fin] is focused solely on ...

    26 Mar 2015 -

  60. Trying to break into Ibanking, should I take client service professional position at a big bank and network or get a mfin/msm from nova, duke, mich, UVA etc. Advice please thanks. uva mm mfin Masters in Finance MIM Duke Fuqua Salary ...

    1 Sep 2013 -

  61. MBA/MFIN Class of 2011 Group

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey all-- just created a group for the MBA Entering Class of 2011 (yes, so it should actually be 2013 i realize this:P) so that people who are applying early on now can go ahead and talk to one another and amongst themselves regarding their applications a ...

    1 comment23 Sep 2010 -