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Switching Career to Finance [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 17:17
I am planning to switching over to finance industry and pursue a career in finance. I am an engineer with nearly 4-5 years of experience. Based on my initial research I think my options are either doing a MBA with focus in Finance or do a MS in Financial Engineering or pursue a engineering management program focusing towards finance.

I live in NYC area so going to schools around the area will be my first choice which then limits the choices for school I can go to

1. For MBA - Columbia & NYU Stern
2. Financial Engineering - Courant, Columbia , NYU-Poly, Baruch
3. Engineering Management from Columbia

Obviously its tough to get into MBA schools, Looks like best options are to get into NYU Poly, Baruch or into Colubia Engineering Management ...
Does anyone know how these programs are and what are the prospects of getting into the industry especially in this economy.

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Re: Switching Career to Finance [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 07:45
Look at Tepper and Berkeley. Those MFE programs have great placement. Also MIT and Princeton have a MSF program.

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Re: Switching Career to Finance [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 05:36
hey man, i am in the same boat as an engineer. Tepper is good since it has great tech background. are you restricted by your area or you really dont want to move around?

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