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  1. Hi all,I have been lurking on the website for a while and this is my first post. I am applying to MPA/MPP/MA in Intl Affairs programs for 2020 fall but now I am a little lost. I am an Intl student who went to a top US uni (top20) and graduated last year. I have been interested in international affairs and politics for a while (was writer for school politics magazine, did research in IR, etc) but eventually I went into investment banking after graduation. I was not particularly into banking but I guess I did not think about my career paths clearly before getting into finance. One year after doing the job I realized that banking, or finance in general, is a bit too boring for me. Around that time I also had a bit of family issues and was depressed as a result. I then quit and joined a multilateral organization as an intern (6 months) focusing on sustainable investment policy in region, while making plans to go back to the states for a MPA/MPP degree. I did my GRE in Sept. and luckily got a full score (writing 4.5) Currently I am applying to SAIS MA, SIPA MIA, HKS and Uchi Harris + maybe stanford However, after spending some time doing research and browsing this website, I started to have a bit doubts. I kinda feel like I was too silly to just quit a high-paying job and jump into this field without knowing the difficulties ahead. I do know that a policy job for intl students is not going to be lucrative, but I don't really mind the salary as long as I really enjoy it and I am not starving. My issue now is I dont know if I am THAT into the policy field. Doing my current internship makes me feel like maybe politics and stuff are just my hobbies on the side. I know that I don't wanna go back to banking, so I am starting to think about maybe consulting or macroeconomics research or equity research in the future, while still exploring the policy sector after I get into one of those programs (like maybe world bank, IMF, Asia Dev bank, etc) My question is should i also apply to dual degrees in MBA? My dilemma is that I stupidly quit my job so I only have one year full time experience in banking + an internship before MBA. I think most private sector companies will look for those with 3-5 work exp post-MBA grads, let alone the fact that top MBAs normally don't take those with work exp less than 2 years. Thanks for your inputs in advance. Any suggestions on job search or figuring out ur career passion are welcome.
  2. Seeking out International Finance and Economics (MA), Ryerson University FALL 17 STUDENTS Hi, I applied to International Finance and Economics (MA, F-17), Ryerson University. Lets gather all the applicants under this thread. Share your status! It's been more than a month and I have not yet received any communication from them (apart from GS Acknowledgement). Has anyone heard anything back even from them even in different subject? Moreover, how many students do they enroll in that course and how do i know about my application status?
  3. Hey everyone! I've been admitted both to the Columbia Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences MA program and the University of Washington Evans MPA program. While they are very different programs, I'm very torn about where to go and would like to get some help. I am straight out of undergrad with a Bachelor of Journalism (which means I did not learn much professional knowledge in the business field) and want a career in data/business analyst, finance related after graduated from the program. Prefer to work in the States two or three years (for earning tuition back and raise capital) and then back to my home country and run own business in the long run. QMSS (2-3 semesters; 1-1.5 years) Pros: - Flexibility to take econ, math, stat, or other courses in MBA program (need to get the admission from the B-School) - Ivy, higher ranking university (well, there have so many people caring on the reputation of the university more than the program in my home country) - NY City, lots of job opportunities - Stem program (international students could apply for a 24-month extension of the post-completion optional practical training (OPT)) offered long- time for me to find a job Cons: - Too costly, you know the rent and daily expenses in Manhattan - Compact schedule for done all courses and a thesis in two or three semesters Evans MPA(2 years) Pros: - Ability to take multiple levels of master's level classes in different emphasizes: financial analysis - lots of internships opportunities - RA opportunities - Lots of resources with academics and students organizations - Could apply a concurrent degree/ certification in the B-school (UW Foster) Cons: - less famous in my home country compared with Columbia The main thing I want to figure out is which program would carry me more opportunities to get a good-salary job. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!
  4. Is there a thread where we are maintaining MSF or its equivalent business school decisions? Please post a link if we do, otherwise, we should start one, no? I applied to the following schools this session: York (Rejected) Duke (MQM: BA) (awaiting decision) BU (awaiting decision) WUSTL (awaiting decision) Vanderbilt (Rejected) Rochester (Accepted with 60% scholarship) SMU (Accepted - awaiting scholarship decision) Baruch (Will submit application soon)
  5. Hi everyone, I have a Bachelor degree in Law in my country (2014). I intended to switch my career to either Information Technology or Finance in the U.S. However some people suggest me to take an IT concentration that links most to finance so I can balance these two majors. As we all know that IT is extremely wide so I am confused in picking up one concentration liking to finance from the listed below: - Information Assurance; - Computer Forensic Management; - Computer Security Management; - Enterprise Network Management; - Information System Management; - IT Project Management; - Software Engineering Management. Seeking for your help. Thank you all!
  6. Hi, I need help with deciding if I should do an MSF from Notre Dame. I have almost 10 years of experience in corporate finance/accounting roles. I would have to quit my full time job to do the program. It is a 1 yr program and I can manage it financially. Its just that I am not sure if it makes sense to quit my job and do an MSF. I want to do it for 2 reasons: one, because I personally wish to attain a masters degreee, and second because it seems that to move to manager level positions, I need a masters degree. I also plan to study for my CFA or CPA (not decided on one yet) exams during the year, since I would not be working full time at least initially and am hoping to be able to manage the programs workload and CFA/CPA studies. Advice and questions are welcome. Thanks.
  7. How rigorous and reputed is Stevens Institute of Technology for PhD in Financial Engineering?
  8. I'm not sure if this is an appropriate forum to post this in -- happy to relocate if needed! I'm wondering if anyone has found success with a really great travel or cash-back credit card that they'd like to recommend to another grad student. I am just starting an MA program this fall but thinking about a credit card to open now and continue with throughout my PhD (if accepted -- fingers crossed) and for the next several years. Right now, all I have is a basic secured card I opened during undergrad when I had no credit score. I am debating between a travel card and a cash-back/rewards card. Like many of you, I'm sure, I am very frugal. Other than rent and utilities, I generally only spend money on basic necessities, with most of that being groceries. Dining rewards don't appeal to me because I do my cooking and eating at home; likewise, entertainment/recreational shopping rewards don't appeal to me either. But it would be great to get free cash back on the money I do spend -- gas, groceries, the occasional pharmacy trip, maybe laundry or phone bill. But alternatively, while I don't travel much now -- and when I do, I'm used to flying with budget airlines and spending minimally -- I anticipate I'll be doing so quite a bit for conferences in the future, so I'm considering travel cards as well. The only thing is I'm not sure how useful that would be since my program will hopefully be reimbursing me for that travel anyway. Would anyone recommend one strongly over the other? I'd prefer something with no annual fee. I will be abroad for my MA program so no foreign transaction fees is a must as well. FWIW, my credit score is fairly good -- mid to upper 700s -- and I never carry a balance on my card, so low interest rate is appealing but not altogether necessary.
  9. Hi! I hold a 2 year SSHRC that pays me well in T4A income. Along with T4 income and my wife's income our household income is large enough for a mortgage. However, I'm aware that most banks etc aren't familiar with SSHRC or guaranteed funding. Have any Canadian grads had success obtaining a mortgage that takes into account SSHRC or other T4A scholarship income? Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi all, I am a junior year student thinking about applying for a finance/economics phd program and I need advice on how to improve my profile/what schools to apply for. Here is my background: Undergraduate: Top 10 US Ivy, major in applied math and minor in econoimcs, GPA 3.8 Research interest: macro-finance, behavioral finance, asset pricing GRE: haven't taken Math/engineering courses: Linear Algebra, ODE, PDE, dynamical systems, probability/stats, stochastic process, optimization, financial engineering, real analysis, numerical methods Econ courses: micro/macro, econometrics, financial econ, behavioral finance, game theory, time series. Research experience: currently writing a thesis on macro-finance, under the supervision of a young econ professor and an operations research professor. Also doing a project with an adjuct faculty in operation research on data science. Also will do a summer research in finance in a top quantitative hedge fund which is very academic. Recommendation: one from thesis advisor, an operations research professor slightly related to finance/econ, one from an econ professor who guided my thesis. Potential third one from the adjuct data scientist I worked for but I am concerned with the weights of a LOR from an adjuct faculty. Here is my concerns: 1. I am thinking of working 1-2 years in investment industry doing research since it can open my eyes and find more interesting/realistic topics to do research. How hard is it to go back to phd program in finance after working in the industry for a couple of years? 2. None of my professors seems to have a strong influence in finance research. Should I switch to another well known professor but may not know me too well? 3. Any suggestions on the type of schools I should apply for? I am aiming for top 10 financial econ programs, with Booth, NYU stern and Harvard being my top choice. Am I being to ambitious? Thanks.
  11. Hi guys, I've been struggling with making the decision between these two programs. I think Utah has a better place from UTD & ASU ranking. Professors are more diversified and the prof/student ratio is lower, but Pittsburgh has a better location and professors there are all doing researches in corporate finance. Pittsburgh also has a better overall reputation, but I think the program is more stressful though, from 2015, it takes all the students 6 years to go to job market. I asked the coordinator and he said it's due to research benefit, I guess it's because they require students to have good papers on hand in order for better placement, and thus better reputation for the program. It's still funded though, with some duties in research or teaching. Utah has lighter teaching load, you only need to teach 1 class before graduation. Their funding packages are quite the same. Their placements are in the same tier I think, Pitt has sru, u of mississippi, nc state u, clemson u, and Utah has loyola marymount, south carolina and central florida... Please help me out. Any comment will be appreciated! Thank you.
  12. I was offered an admission from IIT Masters of science in Finance I am hesitating to enroll in MSF. What is better?? and Why is it better??
  13. Hello everyone, Those who applied for MSQ Finance in Frankfurt Goethe Uni, did you receive any e-mails about acceptance or rejection?
  14. HIIIIIII EVERYONE I GOT admitted to PENN STATE and was offered 25k for 2 years, (12,250$ per year) plus 2,500K for any internship and such, I am really grateful for the offer, but i need 100% funding in order to attend since the school's estimated cost is around 50K for one year (I am an INTERNATIONAL Student), I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO, and yes i have researched every database, website on the internet for scholarships and because of various reasons, age, work experience, country residency, major and stuff there was no suitable scholarship out there, THEREFORE, i have no choice but to TRY negotiate with the school if any of you have negotiated before, please provide me tips ANY ADVICE will DO
  15. Hi,I am originally from India, went to HKUST in HK for my bachelors and did computer science with a business minor. Graduated in 2016 with a GPA of 3.23/4 after which I have been working in the technology division of one of the Tier I global investment banks here in HK.I have passed CFA level 1 (dec 2015) and am appearing for CFA level II in June 2018.GRE - 317 (Q-162,V-155, AWA-5)As for my co-curricular activities,- Founding member of the first asian chapter of a greek business fraternity here in HK- Actively involved with the CSR committee at my workplace- Peer Mentor during my time at universityI am looking at schools for 2019 entry and some of my shortlisted schools are:1. Bocconi2. EDHEC3. ESSEC4. HEC5. ESADE6. SSE7. St. GallenMainly aiming for European schools as it seems to be cheaper but if you think any US schools may be a good fit, I would consider that. I do have programming background but I am not really leaning towards a lot of quant.Your reply will be very much appreciated
  16. Hello! I am wondering how people usually pay for masters degrees if they are not supported with an assistantship or fellowship? Loans, financial aid through FAFSA, work, etc? Is working part time while pursuing a full time master's feasible?
  17. Hi everyone,Kindly advise on my chances of getting into the following MFE/Quantitative Finance programs:-Baruch-Columbia-Cornell-NYU-University of Chicago-Georgia Institute of Technology-MIT-University of Washington-Boston University-Fordham-NYU Tandon-UCLA-USC-North Carolina State-North Carolina at Charlotte-RensselaerGender: M. Ethnic Background: White/European. American Citizen.Here are some of my accomplishments and skills:-May 2017 BS Mathematics graduate, 3.35 GPA (courses in Calc 1-3, DiffEq, Real Analysis I&II, Complex Analysis, Probability Theory, Topology, Advanced Linear Algebra, and few actuary courses [FM, P, MLC]). Top 100 ranked from US News National University in New York.-Full time work experience as a Pricing Analyst for an aviation engineering company. I've been there for 7 months already immediately after graduation and looking to stay for a year until I get in a FE program for fall 2018.Job summary: Develop integrated pricing models and cost analysis for aircraft component repair Forecast revenue/profit margins and present analyses and recommendations to executive management team Prepare business proposals, validate bills of material pricing, and leverage budget analysis to maximize revenue and mitigate risk -GRE Score: Q: 166 (91 percentile), V: 153 (61 percentile), Writing: 4.5 (82 percentile).-Financial representative internship at Northwestern Mutual during my undergrad.-Letters of Rec: 1) Calculus 1 & 2 Teacher's Assistant. This professor, who is the director of calculus at the university I graduated from, is writing my recommendation letter. 2) My math professor for advanced probability/stats, and 2 actuary courses in MLC (part I and II). I did very well in his classes. B, A-,A respectively in that order. 3) My former business development manager who was the previous pricing analyst as well and trained me. He now is in a different office for the same company; this left me to run the business development department on my own. I expect strong letters from all 3.-Limited knowledge of C++, Python, and Access. Haven't formally learned programming but I plan on getting take Baruch's C++ for Financial Engineering pre MFE course for C++ certification before starting in the Fall. -Working with the IT developer at my job to create a C++ program that predicts stock price volatility. He's doing the coding, I'm doing the math. -Advanced Excel skills, as I use it heavily at my job every day. -Private math tutor for Wyzant.com with over 95 hours of tutoring and 5/5 star rating for all levels of math up to calculus 1.Please let me know if you think my profile is strong enough to gain acceptance for certain schools based on my experience. If you have any more questions to evaluate my profile do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for your time and I appreciate your help.-Transcending
  18. Hi Wassup guys! Happy Friday or (or Happy Day)! I hope everyone is enjoying their day. Its acceptance letter season and I am so glad the applying stage is over. Even more happy that I got accepted into the Fordham, Columbia, and Hunter/Bank Street Program Although I am very excited about the prospects of attending any of these programs, I am leaning towards Columbia. However, I have concerns about the costs and loans. Is there a way to leverage my financial aid packages to lower the costs? Or any other approaches to help me lower the costs and loans? Please let me know very excited to start my career with the lowest amount of loans possible
  19. Hi there, I have been in Canada for almost 6 years. It has been great experience that I got my master degree in Econ from top3, and have been working at a private company in a forecast and risk management role for over 3 years. Maybe it's true that there is a bottleneck after working 3-4 years. And here I am. I have been seriously thinking about if I should further my education in Finance, as my current role is more related to finance, even I do come from a Econ background. And I like research! My master is research based and I did get the chance to write a thesis and presented it in several conference in North America. Here comes my question. Should I apply for a finance master or phd, especially considering UofToronto and UBC are my targets... Honestly, I am not so confident about my background. I do not know if I am qualified to apply for a Finance Phd from a Econ background. That's why I also consider to apply for a master degree in finance (UofT-MFE, or UBC-MF). And a master degree allows me back to work after 1-2 years of study, if I do not think Finance phd is a good idea. But even for masters, I feel my chances are low, cos I know there are way more ambitious and younger students/professionals want to get into those master programs. Meanwhile, I also wonder if it's a waste of time to get my second master degree, instead of getting a phd directly. So guys, help!!! What is my chance to be accepted by a Finance master/phd program? And should I take a safer (not really) approach to get a second master degree first? Thank you so much!!! Here's my background: Canada PR International undergraduate in Econ - GPA: 3.8/4 Canada Top3 in Econ - GPA: 3.8/4 (with a thesis, can get reference letters from Econ professors I worked for) 3+yrs Canadian work experience in a finance related role (risk management - hedge for commodity risk) take GMAT in Oct (was 730 4+ years ago) take FRM I in Nov (should be fine)
  20. What is the best way to pay for grad school without going too far into debt with loans? I don't have much saved up right now and still hav a couple thousand in loans from undergrad, and now I need to pay tuition and living expenses in a new state. That means plane tickets to come home, too. I'lll definitely get a job, but any sort of help or resources would be great!
  21. I haven's seen a post about AHRC Studentship, yet, so I am starting one. I've checked the results page and I saw that someone got a rejection letter from the AHRC and I was surprised because I thought that they wouldn't notify unsuccessful applicants.
  22. What are your thoughts on Georgetown Masters in Applied Economics program. I plan on applying to the program but have so reservation about the program. Firstly, the lack of information about the program concerns me. On the university's website all you can find is generic information on the program. The career page is non existent and there isn't even a detailed description of the courses offered. I tried a LinkedIn search for alum which was unfruitful. I tried emailing the director of the program and only got the same generic response. Its as if the university does not care about the program and only need it to fund its PhD program. Are there any alum here who could shed some light on the program in terms of the quality of education and the career prospect or students?
  23. Is anybody applying to " Master of Science in Finance (MScF)" course at HEC Lausanne course? Need some help on statement of purpose about the theme? Let's use this forum to further discuss the application and admits.
  24. I have just been accepted to the University of Edinburgh (MSc- Environment Culture and Society) and deferred until Fall 2018. I was just wondering if anyone out there has lived in Edinburgh and knows a bit about the cost of living (monthly rent of a flat/university housing), bills, groceries, etc. I have checked Edinburgh's website, however they do not offer much in the way of the actual cost of student housing, just the fact that it is available. My wife and I will be heading over next august and just want to get an idea of how much things typically cost over there (we are from North Carolina) Thanks!
  25. Hi all, I have just been accepted to the University of Edinburgh (MSc- Environment Culture and Society) and deferred until Fall 2018. I was just wondering if anyone out there has lived in Edinburgh and knows a bit about the cost of living (monthly rent of a flat/university housing), bills, groceries, etc. I have checked Edinburgh's website, however they do not offer much in the way of the actual cost of student housing, just the fact that it is available. My wife and I will be heading over next august and just want to get an idea of how much things typically cost over there (we are from North Carolina) Thanks!
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