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Thread: Which university for Financial Engineering/Computational Finance/Risk Management

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15-Nov-17, 23:07
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Hello, I'm interested in Financial Engineering (or computational finance) and Risk Management topics. That's why I'm applying to Imperial College to their Financial Engineering & Risk Management program. But I've seen the acceptance rate might be an issue for me, specially for my GPA (around 70%).

I did a Financial Engineering Master degree en Chile and I work as a consultant, mainly in Risk Management topics. I'm searching a program with a fee under 40,000 USD/year. Do you know a good program of a top 100 university where I can get a better chance of being accepted?

Thanks in advance.


Again, I have to bang the drum on this. Outside of a very small handful of universities, there is no advantage in talking about "rankings". Most universities are as good and as bad as each other unless you can pin point a very specific reason why a particular unversity is especially suited to the degree you want to follow. Having a good "ranking" is not a good reason. It means you are falling for marketing hype and not thinking for yourself. If it is "to get better jobs" then I think you need solid evidence of that before you start throwing money at that university.

In the UK for example, we have Cambridge and Oxford. Outside that there is no significant difference between the next 100 universities. There is a quaintly amusing obsession about Russell Group universities over here but the reality is that graduates from almost any university over here will compare well regardless of where they graduated from. At the end of the day, Physics is Physics, Chemistry is Chemistry and Maths is Maths etc.


I understand what you say, but paying ~30K USD for a University that employeers don't know might not be such a good idea, at the end of the day, you will need those 30K back from a good job.

I keep in mind what you say anyway. Thanks

Thread: Which university for Financial Engineering/Computational Finance/Risk Management

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12-Nov-17, 04:51
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Hello, I'm interested in Financial Engineering (or computational finance) and Risk Management topics. That's why I'm applying to Imperial College to their Financial Engineering & Risk Management program. But I've seen the acceptance rate might be an issue for me, specially for my GPA (around 70%).

I did a Financial Engineering Master degree en Chile and I work as a consultant, mainly in Risk Management topics. I'm searching a program with a fee under 40,000 USD/year. Do you know a good program of a top 100 university where I can get a better chance of being accepted?

Thanks in advance.
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