Misc Archive

MSF vs. MBA

  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.

Mergers & Inquisitions

  Mergers & Inquisitions is a great site created by an ex-banker names Brian. It has been around for a while now and has provided top quality information related to breaking into investment banking. I recommend the site to anyone looking to get into the business, especially

Specialized Programs in Graduate Business

  The Specialized Programs in Graduate Business is a consortium of business schools offering master in finance, masters in accounting and masters in management degrees. Many of the schools that I am routinely asked about will be attending and I encourage any of you who are interested

Misc Information

I attended the Graduate Programs Career Fair at Syracuse University the other day and in between meeting some great students I had the opportunity to speak with a lot of schools about their Master in Finance offering. I found out some interesting things I think might be

Specialized Programs in Graduate Business

  The Specialized Programs in Graduate Business consortium is made up of schools offering the master in finance program, masters in management, masters in accounting, as well as other specialized business degrees. The consortium tours around the country, setting up events where students can meet with admissions

Wall Street Insiders

  Wall Street Insiders offers commentary and advisory services to those interested in working on the street. I have spoken to one of the sites creators and he is a great person. They offer advice and resume services for would be bankers. Here is a link to their solutions page.

Things to look for when researching Master in Finance programs

Ok, well I am going to do some real blogging now that my mass onslaught of MSF schools have been posted. The MSF is a great degree, but it is also a unique degree. I think the first thing you have to do when you decide you

Quantnet

I just wanted to bring everyones attention to another wonderful site and blog/forum. Quantnet is a great resource for those leaning towards the quant side or who are looking for more mathematically in depth programs. They have student reviews, articles, interviews with professionals as well as a

YouTube Master in Finance Videos

I found some YouTube master in finance videos that could be helpful to anyone researching the program. They cover a variety of schools such as Case Western, the University of Luxembourg and the IE Business School in Spain. If you are interested in learning more about these schools

Fama and French

  These videos are from the American Finance Associations series, appropriately titled “Masters in Finance”. It includes a lecture taped at the University of Chicago with Eugene Fama giving a brief history of the efficient market theory. It was recorded in 2008, but is still relevant and

Mergers and Inquisitions

I just found out that this blog was mentioned in one of Mergers and Inquisitions recent articles. Needless to say I am honored. I have been an avid reader of his site for well over 3 years now and have purchase resume services as well as modeling