Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

It appears that you are browsing the GMAT Club forum unregistered!

Signing up is free, quick, and confidential.
Join other 500,000 members and get the full benefits of GMAT Club

Registration gives you:

Tests

Take 11 tests and quizzes from GMAT Club and leading GMAT prep companies such as Manhattan GMAT,
Knewton, and others. All are free for GMAT Club members.

Applicant Stats

View detailed applicant stats such as GPA, GMAT score, work experience, location, application
status, and more

Books/Downloads

Download thousands of study notes,
question collections, GMAT Club’s
Grammar and Math books.
All are free!

Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:

Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink]
22 Dec 2008, 12:10

I wanted to know what type of math background is necessary for admission to the MSF/MSFE programs in the US (mainly NY/Boston area). Is a really good score on the GMAT enough or do I need at least a minor in math? I am currently an accounting/finance major at a state school with a 3.65 gpa and will have about 2 calculus classes by the time I graduate. Thanks.

Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink]
22 Dec 2008, 12:29

From what i know, most MFE programs want you to submit GRE score plus GRE Math score as well.

They definitely want you to have a strong quant background.

When i attended NYU info session few yrs ago, they also said not to apply unless you already work in the financial services industry or you have math/physics major from undergrad for their fulltime program. _________________

Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink]
22 Dec 2008, 13:01

Do you think like 2 years of public accounting experience (my plan) will help? Do I have to know stochastic calculus before applying or will just a few classes in statistics and calculus be sufficient

Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink]
23 Dec 2008, 06:40

1

This post received KUDOS

I have about 4 year sof public accounting background.

Unless you dealt with financial services related consulting/advisory service in Big 4, I highly doubt that will qualify you in big programs.

In fact, even with such experience, i think it's a long shot.

MSF/MSFE degrees are derivatives of applied mathematics degree. You need strong math background on the transcript (at least intermediate level math courses) plus high GRE Math score. _________________

Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink]
25 Dec 2008, 03:24

I'll get the 150 hours during undergrad. If I hopefully get a job in the big 4 or some decent firm i'll try to get my masters in taxation or finance (if I'm lucky), if not I will work like 4 years then just go for an MBA but before anything else is becoming a CPA.

Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink]
14 Jan 2009, 19:26

I don't know if this is any help, but I just got accepted to Bentley University's Quantitative MSF program.. I got my undergrad in Mathematics and took some finance/econ classes as well. They have an MSF and a Quantitative MSF and are more lenient with math requirements for the basic MSF. For the Quant MSF, they wanted at least calc 3 and a calculus based stats class. I have taken calc 1-3, real analysis, linear algebra 1 and 2, a few stats courses, diff eq's, and a bunch of other rigorous math classes. My GMAT score and math background probably helped me with my acceptance since I have no work experience and no internships...