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# Difference between MSF and MFin

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12 Aug 2010, 21:49
What is the difference between the MSF and the MFin?

From browsing around I am under the impression that the MSF offers more breadth and is more conceptual, whereas the MFin is more quantitative and mathematical. Is this accurate?

Are MFin's more geared towards mathematics/physics/engineering majors, whereas the MSF is more geared towards finance/business undergraduate majors?
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You are about right. I would make a slight correction since MSF and MFin are often used interchangeable. MSF/MFin is broad based (while still being graduate level finance work) and will typically place you into a wide variety of higher level finance. The degree is still quantitative and involves higher level math and stats, but no where near as high as a MFE/MSCF/MSQF program.

The MS in Computational Finance/Financial Engineering/Quant Finance are all really suited for engineers or mathematicians. You are going to be doing very specific jobs with a degree like that. Very lucrative, but very specific. Typically quant roles within a bank. CMU has an amazing program as do a lot of schools.
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01 Sep 2010, 12:58
awesome clear up. +1 rep.
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04 Sep 2010, 08:55
The only exception is MIT's MSF, which is heavily quantatitive.
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