Misc Archive

Applications Down for MBA Programs – WSJ Article

  A friend of mine emailed me this article and I think it might be of interest for everyone. MIT’s Master in Finance program was mentioned also. The more press the MSF degree can get, the better. With the proliferation of MBA programs out there I think

How much math do I need for an MSF program?

I asked this myself when I was looking at masters in finance programs and I know the thought must have come across many of your minds. MIT has a good summary of the level of math that you should be comfortable with. Suggested Mathematical Background Listed below

University Trading Challenge

    I was recently contacted by the owner of a company that does a variety of things, but one of them happens to be a University Trading Challenge.  I wanted to post it up here in case any of you are interested. Below is the email

Finance Professor.com

  I just came across this financial blog called Finance Profession.com. It is by a finance professor at St. Bonaventure University. Right on the front page there is a great article debating the validity of CAPM with a link to Empirical Finance LLC. If you are interested in

Financial Times 2011 Master in Finance Ranking

  Finally, a major publication has recognized and ranked the Master in Finance program. The criteria for this inaugural ranking excluded most MSF programs in the US, but still, now that the FT is on board it will only be a matter of time before the other publications

US News Specialize Masters Article

US news has a nice article on the specialized masters degrees, mainly the Masters in Business. The Wake Forest program gets a much deserved shout out. Very informative. “Wake’s program, founded three years ago, is one of several graduate programs that have recently started targeting students without


I have always enjoyed reading business publications. My weekends usually consist of me reading The Economist, BusinessWeek, Forbes, etc. This weekend I digested an issue of Barron’s and felt compelled to write about it. Barron’s puts out a weekly edition. It really has some great trade/investment idea’s

MBA/Master in Finance – Speaker Panel

  There is an event coming up in Boston that I thought you all would be interested in. There is going to be some Master in Finance program discussions as well as general graduate school admission stuff. Check it out if you have the time. ————————————————— MBA/MS in Finance

Bionic Turtle

  I go to a lot of sites online for information pertaining to finance, but this is one of my favorites. Bionic Turtle has great forums, great instructional videos, get explanations, just great everything. If you are interested in the FRM, CFA, CAIA, etc, you simply must

Specialized Programs in Graduate Business (SPGB) Consortium

Please join the Specialized Programs in Graduate Business (SPGB) Consortium for the unique opportunity to meet with Admissions experts from the nation’s leading MS programs in Business in both New York and Philadelphia. Admissions representatives from the following schools will be available to offer application advice, discuss


  Many of the questions I get are asking about the different between a master in finance and an MBA. Here is a great description of the differences in the programs and which one is best for you. Hope it helps! “Unlike an MBA program which focuses

Rotman Internation Trading Compeition 2011

The University of Toronto Rotman School has a yearly trading competition which brings together students from some of the best universities in the world.  It is a 3 day conference in Toronto, Canada for students to test our their trading skill in the Rotman schools trading simulator.

Resume Review

  I regularly get resumes to review and have done a lot of them by now. I am open to review resumes at a professional level for a nominal fee. If anyone is interested in this, this is what I am going to offer. – Free Consultation

Great subtle Master in Finance mention

  I was on College Confidential today and someone posted a government outlook for the job title of “financial analyst”. This position deals with investments and finance (Wall Street stuff) and it mentions a typical career path as one involving a masters degree in business or finance. Here is

Leverage Academy

In my internet searching I came across this site that offers advisory services for those looking to break into investment banking. They model everything off of actual banking templates to give your experience a realistic aspect. I have looked around their site and really like what they

Bloomberg Assessment Test

Bloomberg is best know for their finance news and iconic terminals. They are now rolling out an assessment test for students to take, with the scoring being posted online for employers to look at. The idea is that this will give perspective hiring managers a tool to

MSc article on Business Because

  Business Because is a great, new site for anyone looking at or in a graduate business program. They feature programs from around the world and have articles discussing the world of business and academics. They routinely talk about various master in finance programs and I have

College Confidential Website and School Forum

  College Confidential is a great site for those researching various schools or interested different programs of study. It is a great expansion and addition to any of the research you do from my site. I hang out in the finance and graduate business forums so if you

Businessweek Master in Finance article

  I found a Business Week article talking about the master in finance degree and its growing popularity. I think it is great that the degree is getting more attention and found the article to be very interesting. More publicity the better! “I didn’t want to sit

What to look for when choosing a Master in Finance program

  I get asked frequently what someone should look at when comparing different master in finance programs. Since things are kind of slow I figured I would put a post up on what I would look for in comparing programs. Hope this helps. What to look for

Benoit Mandelbrot has passed away

I am far from a mathematician, but I remember watching a special on PBS about fractals which I found fascinating. Here is a nice write up on him from the NYTimes. Anyone looking to get into a quant role will run into fractal math sooner or later. “Dr.