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MS in Financial Engineering? [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2009, 08:40
I made a thread about this earlier, compared it to MBA in Finance. The replies I received were more in the neighborhood of an MS vs. MBA. Now I'm hoping to receive replies regarding this particular program.

I actually, accidentally met a recruiter from NYU-Poly for an MFE, while studying for my GMAT. Now, I told him I wasn't going to decide just yet. However, I had my heart set on an MBA. Lately I've had somewhat of a change of heart. I started wondering about the opportunities. So I have a question, that I've actually e-mailed him about, but since I'm waiting on the reply, I was hoping to maybe get opinions of people here.

1) Is NYU-Poly a good school, or is the "NYU" part just a name and it's actually not that great?

2) What are the starting salaries and potential salaries for financial engineers? What my research has found and surprisingly I didn't find much, it looks like the salaries are pretty low.

3) Would I be able to get a job in finance with this degree that's not a financial engineer, such as in equity research?

4) Would a degree like this, help me get an MBA from an elite or ultra-elite school? Do the economics work out?

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Re: MS in Financial Engineering? [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2009, 20:03
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1. NYU-Poly is the new name of Polytech University after it merges with NYU. The name is confusing and probably a few people will apply there thinking they apply to NYU :-D
Poly program admits a couple of hundred students a year while programs like NYU, Baruch admit around 30 students a year. You can do the math to see your chance of getting a job out of each school.
In NYC, the highly regarded programs are Baruch, NYU, Columbia MFE, CMU. There are a few other programs but they are considered of lower quality.

Just go to Quantnet. com and start learning about each program to make your own decision.

2) You can find salary from the program website. Programs from Baruch, CMU, UCB post the salary
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Re: MS in Financial Engineering? [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2009, 20:14
daman wrote:
1. NYU-Poly is the new name of Polytech University after it merges with NYU. The name is confusing and probably a few people will apply there thinking they apply to NYU :-D
Poly program admits a couple of hundred students a year while programs like NYU, Baruch admit around 30 students a year. You can do the math to see your chance of getting a job out of each school.
In NYC, the highly regarded programs are Baruch, NYU, Columbia MFE, CMU. There are a few other programs but they are considered of lower quality.

Just go to Quantnet. com and start learning about each program to make your own decision.

2) You can find salary from the program website. Programs from Baruch, CMU, UCB post the salary


Thanks again. I started this thread before seeing that other thread. Would have been better to keep it in that other thread.

Oh and I thought that NYU-Poly was just a school of NYU. It's also confusing since they have the same colors and logo as NYU. What the hell is that?
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Re: MS in Financial Engineering? [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2009, 20:21
Well, they obviously will benefit from the well known brand of NYU but as far as separate programs go, if you are NYU-Poly student, you can't take any NYU course you want, and you can't use the NYU career service.
So it's like a second-class students at NYU.
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Re: MS in Financial Engineering? [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 21:31
I am not sure though.
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Re: MS in Financial Engineering? [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2012, 06:55
thank for sharing
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