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Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink] New post 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.
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Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink] New post 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.
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Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink] New post 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 :?:
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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.
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Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2008, 13:29
Damn, that sucks. Then i'll try to go into accounting and get a masters in taxation. Thanks for your help man.
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Damn, that sucks. Then i'll try to go into accounting and get a masters in taxation. Thanks for your help man.



Be advised that many MS in Taxation courses does not meet state CPA 150 hr requirement.

Make sure you check with the school.
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Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink] New post 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.
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Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink] New post 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...
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Re: Math courses/background necessary for MSF/MSFE? [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2012, 23:11
I'm seeking for this information
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