出国的同学要考虑的问题是：
目标专业给自己带来的竞争力是什么？
毕业后就业计划是什么？
自己已有的学习和实习工作经历是否能够帮助自己攻读该专业？是否能够让自己有优势？
自己与其他同学不同的地方在哪？什么是自己的优点和缺点？
市场未来5年的需求是什么？
中青发展觉得出国的同学需要对出国有一个更加理性全面的考虑。多和行业人士沟通，多与专业学生交流，获得多方面信息作出适合自己发展的选择。金融不一定适合所有人，纽约未必适合你。就像往年参加过中青发展哥伦比亚大学培训的同学，他们来了哥大有机会见了教授和学生，知道了兴趣专业的课程特点，又通过接触华尔街经理人士了解到金融行业不同的工作种类和生活形态。他们有的更加坚定自己的出国计划，有的发现国内的积累或许更适合自己。
（1）美国的金融硕士供大于求吗？
自2008年开始，金融方向的硕士就业形式开始严峻，在金融危机开始到2009年末可以说市场形式都不好。不过从2010年上半年开始由于新兴经济的恢复和强力增长尤其是中国，美国金融市场恢复也开始有了明显迹象。多个金融大公司比如UBS和Credit Suisse今年暑假都增加招聘人数。2010年5月份毕业的金融硕士目前看就业机会都在增多，比如哥大Operation Research今年有在几家大银行都找到工作的，然后也有一些在fund找到工作。而Financial Engineering的毕业生就业相对更好点。MBA的就更好些。如果新兴经济体保持稳定和上升趋势，相信明年市场会更好。但不可否认，现在金融市场对人力的需求已经不像2007年之前那么疯狂。而美国和中国培养的金融人才确实数量上是超过了每年市场的需求量。
所以真正对金融感兴趣也相信自己在金融行业能够有所作为的学生，就应该坚持下去，相信水涨船高的道理，努力让自己更加优秀。而如果自己的优势不是在金融领域的学生，确实还是考虑其他行业可能比较明智。
(2) 那么什么样的同学适合申请金融硕士或者以后从事金融行业呢？
从目前金融行业的用人情况看，具有数学，金融，编程和统计操作能力的同学比较有优势。而如果这些同学有很强的语言表达能力那么在金融行业的选择就更多。所以学工程类比如计算机工程，还有基础科学比如物理，化学，材料，数学等专业的同学都有机会从事金融工作。同样，现在很多美国的金融硕士项目无论是金融学理学硕士还是金融工程工科硕士，都比较看重有science, 或者engineering背景的申请者。而国内攻读金融，经济，管理，财务，会计等专业的同学在申请时候未必举办优势。这些专业的同学还是仔细看看目标项目对本科期间所读数学和计算机语言类的课程要求，提前作好准备。
那么是不是其他专业的同学就没有机会？肯定不是。但肯定机会更少，你要花费更多的时间去转换到金融行业。也许你并不需要一个金融学历就能进入金融行业工作。比如通过你出色的学习能力和课外活动能力来表明你的竞争力。也许你通过自学和实践操作已经具备了一名金融从业人员的基本素质。那么你就有机会获得面试机会，进而证明你对金融市场是有敏锐度和操作能力的。
（3）What is the difference between Master of Finance and MBA?
In comparison with the MBA programs, master of finance will deepen the knowledge of finance and the related prerequisite disciplines (such as statistics, accounting, etc.). The master programs incorporate all the interdisciplinary aspects of modern finance, such as financial mathematics, financial econometrics, computational finance, behavioral finance, corporate finance, etc. The courses are more demanding, and more quantitative, than a typical MBA course. In general, the graduates of master of finance will not be as attractive as MBAs in the corporate finance and M&A areas where the nonfinance parts of an MBA curriculum are useful. In fact, if that is where you really want to work, you would probably be better off following an MBA course of study.
However, if you are interested in other areas encompassed within the modern investment bank such as quantitative asset management, risk management, derivatives pricing and trading, fixed income analytics and other areas where a quantitative background in the theoretical and practical aspects of modern finance is essential, you should consider the master programs in finance.
We also note that the world of finance is much broader than the traditional investment banking firms, with opportunities in insurance, commercial banking, commodities and energy trading and risk management in traditional industrial companies to name on
List of leading master programs in Finance in USA
1. Columbia University
Master of Financial Engineering,
Industrial Engineering and Operation Research Department,
Fu Foundation Engineering School, Columbia University
www.ieor.columbia.edu/pages/graduate/ms_financial_eng/index.html
This program provides on
(1) multidisciplinary curriculum
(2) located in New York City that is easy to build connection with the Wall Street and the finance industry
(3) excellent career education services
Tuition 200809: 44,928
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department
Rm. 313, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Columbia University
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: +1 2128542942
Fax: +1 2128548103
Email: info@ieor.columbia.edu
If you have specific questions, please contact the appropriate areas below.
Admissions
Phone: +1 2128542941
Email: admit@ieor.columbia.edu
Master of Arts in Mathematics of Finance
Department of Statistics,
Graduate School of Arts and Science,
Columbia University
http://www.stat.columbia.edu/pages/programs/mamath/index.html
http://www.math.columbia.edu/department/mafn/
The Department of Mathematics jointly with Department of Statistics at Columbia University offers a track of its Master of Arts in Mathematics with specialization in the Mathematics of Finance. The program draws on the diverse strengths of Columbia in stochastic processes, numerical methods, and Finance. The program includes training in:
· Probability and Random Process
· Statistics
· Partial Differential Equations
· Modern Financial Markets and their basic Instruments
· Valuation and Hedging Techniques
· Methods of Computation and Simulation
Tuition 200809: FullTime Tuition $17,516 per semester (1 Residence Unit per semester) and $35,032 per year (2 Residence Units per year)
Contact: Mikhail Smirnov, smirnov@math.columbia.edu
Application forms are available and all application materials should be mailed to:
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Office of Admissions Columbia University
107 Low Memorial Library, M.C. 4304
535 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 8544737
Email: gsasadmit@columbia.edu
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2. New York University
Master of Mathematics in Finance
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
New York University
http://math.nyu.edu/financial_mathematics/
In the fall, a new class of fulltime students numbers about 30. But our courses are also attended by parttime and nondegree students who work fulltime in the financial industry as well as PhD students in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, and other sciences for whom quantitative finance is an attractive career option.
To gain admission, whether fulltime, parttime, or nondegree, an applicant must demonstrate a high aptitude for quantitative reasoning. He or she must have a firm grasp of mathematics at a high undergraduate level, which includes at least the following Mathematics courses:
· Multivariate calculus (through partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and Taylor series)
· Linear algebra (systems of equations, determinants, factorization, range and null space, and eigenvalues of symmetric matrices)
· Calculusbased course in probability (independence, conditional probabilities, Gaussian distribution, law of large numbers, central limit theorem).
Work experience is not necessary to gain acceptance into the fulltime program, though it can be helpful for finding a job after the program.
The application submission process for all programs is handled by the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science. They forward applications to us for evaluation on
Tuition 200809: $1,272 per point
Graduate Enrollment Services
phone: 2129988050
email: gsas.admissions@nyu.edu
3. Stanford University
Master of Financial Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
School of Humanities and Sciences,
Stanford University
finmath.stanford.edu/contact.html
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Your mathematics background should be extremely strong, especially in PDE and probability. The single most common reason applicants are rejected is their math background is not strong enough. You may consider strengthening your math background and applying later. Substantial subsets of our courses are electives in theMaster of Science in Statistics and the Master of Science in MS&E. Consider applying to on
To be eligible for admission, students are expected to have taken the following courses or their equivalent:
1. Linear algebra at the level of MATH 104.
2. Advanced calculus (real analysis) at the level of MATH 115.
3. Basic ordinary and partial differential equations at the level of MATH 131 and 132 (basic partial differential equations).
4. Probability at the level of STATS 116; theory of statistics at the level of STATS 200; and stochastic processes at the level of STATS 217 or, preferably, MATH 136/STATS 219.
5. Computer programming at the level of CS 106A,B,or X.
Candidates for admission must take the general GRE and preferably the subject test in Mathematics as well.
Deadline: 12/08/2009
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Financial Math Program
Sequoia Hall
390 Serra Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 943054065
(650) 7231796
Fax (650) 7258977
finmathinfo@lists.stanford.edu
4. Princeton University
Master of Finance
The interdisciplinary Bendheim Center for Finance,
Princeton University
www.princeton.edu/bcf/graduate/
The program has a strong emphasis on financial economics in addition to financial engineering and computational methods. The students usually take 1 or 2 years to finish the program.
Unlike mathematical or computational finance Master programs, we teach all of finance. This means for instance that we teach accounting, corporate finance, behavioral finance, etc., in addition to stochastic calculus, derivatives pricing, financial engineering, etc. We believe that our broad multidisciplinary approach to finance is an imp
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In Mathematics, we expect applicants to be familiar at a minimum with the material in: MAT 200 (Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus) and in Probability and Statistics at the level of an introductory course such as ECO 200 (Statistics and Da
In addition, we offer incoming MFin students a twoweek refresher course in math prior to the beginning of classes in the Fall semester. This course is required.
For 2009, we received 591 applications and offered admission to 24 applicants (4%), with 19 enrolling (80%). In 2008, we received 664 completed applications and offered admission to 40 applicants (7%) and 30 enrolled (75%). In 2007, we received 459 applications and offered admission to 48 applicants (10%).
Tuition 200809: $36,610
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Princeton University,
Graduate Admission Office,
On
Source: www.princeton.edu
5. Carnegie MellonUniversity
Computational Finance [with Heinz, H&SS and Tepper]—M.S.
www.tepper.cmu.edu/masterincomputationalfinance/index.aspx/
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Mellon College of Science,
Carnegie Mellon University
Established in1994, the Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) is considered by many today to be the top quantitative financial engineering program in the country. The program has two campuses in Pittsburgh andNew York City. The students can choose to study fulltime or parttime. The length is from 18 months to three years. The MSCF program focuses on the use of quantitative methods and information technology in the field of finance. (www.tepper.edu)
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The MSCF program is highly quantitative. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in a technical discipline such as mathematics, computer science, engineering or economics. Successful applicants will have taken at least two full semesters of study in differential and integral calculus, the caliber of which is required of engineering, math or science majors (ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, and a calculus based probability course). Applicants should have strong academic performance in mathematics and statistics coursework.
Most students have taken engineeringlevel math courses beyond Calculus such as Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. A calculusbased probability course is also required.
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Fall 2008 Entering Class Pro  
Engineering  28%  Bachelors  60% 
Science  9%  Masters  32% 
Math  20%  PhD  8% 
Economics/Business  19% 


Computer Science  24% 


While the MSCF program accepts either the GMAT or the GRE, preference is given to the GRE.
Fall 2008 Test Scores
GRE 587 Verbal 792 Quantitative
GMAT 721 Total 39 Verbal 49 Quantitative 5.0 AWA
l 86% of the class of 2007 (graduating Dec. '06) were employed by graduation, 95% within three months of graduation.
l 94% of the class of 2008 (graduating Dec. '07) were employed by graduation, 97% within three months of graduation.
l 69% of the class of 2009 (graduating Dec. '08) were employed by graduation, 80% within three months of graduation.
Tuition: $49,200
Masters Admissions Office
Phone: 412.268.3679
Email: mscfadmissions@andrew.cmu.edu
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6. University of Chicago
Master of Science in Financial Mathematics
http://finmath.uchicago.edu/new/msfm/home/index.php
The Stevanovich Center for Financial Mathematics,
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago provides an intensive Master of Science in Financial Mathematics program with three semesters. The program has three campuses in Chicago, Singapore, and Stamford. It has emphasis on the integration of theoretical and applied mathematics and practical applications to derivatives pricing and the management of financial assets.
The applicants should have solid knowledge of multivariable calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. If you do not have this knowledge you might look into our Financial Mathematics Preparation Course or courses with similar contents at a local university. Computer programming ability, especially in Matlab and C++, is also useful and is essential in working afterwards. If you don't have programming experience we recommend that you take the optional course in C++ programming. Some exposure to probability and statistics is also useful. The biggest reason people are not admitted is inadequate mathematical preparation, it is not possible to "figure it out as you go along."
Both the GRE General Test and the GRE Math Subject Tests are required. However, if you received your bachelor's degree prior to June of 2007, you are exempt from any GRE requirements.
Tuition 200809: 44,892
Terri Rossi
The University of Chicago
Department of Mathematics
Program on Financial Mathematics
5734 S. University Avenue  Room 214
Chicago, Illinois 60637
7. UCBerkeley
The Berkeley Master's of Financial Engineering Program is a 12month program that focuses on the education at the cutting edge of finance in investment banks, commercial banks, and other firms around the world. 100% of students placed in paid internships.
Applications are accepted yearround on a rolling deadline, and 65 students are enrolled each year. The program has emphasis on a strong quantitative background including linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis and advanced statistics and probability. The students should have knowledge of computer programming (C, C++) and familiarity with computers as a computational and management tool. Therefore, the applicants are required to provide a Video presentation submitted on CD to MFE office.
Also the program prefers the candidates with work experience. Moreover, the applicants should have experience with statistical and econometric applications (Examples: SAS, Gauss, RATS, SPlus, and Garch) and experience with mathematical tools. (Examples: MatLab, Mathematica, or MathCad.)
The Berkeley MFE Program has been ranked #1 by Global Derivatives and named on
The Haas MFE Program is on
Tuition 200910: $49,750
Deadline: yearround on a rolling deadline
Master's in Financial Engineering Program
Haas School of Business, F514
University of California
Berkeley, CA 947201900
Phone (510) 6424417
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8. Georgia Tech
Master of Science in Quantitative and Computational Finance (MSQCF)
H.Milton Stewart School of Industrial and System Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
The MS in Quantitative and Computational Finance Program is a Georgia Tech Multidisciplinary Program with Home Units of Mathematics, Management, and Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE). It is expected that approximately 50 students will be admitted to the MS QCF Program each year.
Admitted students usually have Bachelor's degrees in technical areas such as the physical sciences, engineering, quantitative areas in the social sciences and management, and computer science. In particular, for the MS QCF program coursework it is imp
In many cases, graduates of the program fit into the 'quant' label that is used within financial institutions to describe those individuals working on the formulation and evaluation of financial models. Using the term 'computational' also indicates there is some advanced level of mathematical emphasis in the program.
Graduate Admissions
631 Cherry Street Room 318
Atlanta, GA 303320321
Gail Potts
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