Learn about career paths in Industry – Panel Discussion on Campus at UC Berkeley, March 1, 2017

Dear students,

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program we will host a panel discussion on career paths in quantitative finance on Wednesday, March 1 on campus at UC Berkeley.  During the discussion, you will hear from industry veterans and recent graduates about their experiences in finance and data science roles – and trends in the job market.

How I Became a Quant: A Panel Discussion on Career Paths in Quantitative Finance

Date: March 1, 2017
Location: Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM with Reception and Networking to follow
More info/RSVP

If you have questions, please contact us at mfe@haas.berkeley.edu.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kind regards,

Christina Henri & Diane Nguyen
Berkeley MFE Admissions Team
+1 (510) 642-4417
+1 (510) 642-6983


Seniors! Full-Tuition Fellowship for the Master of Finance Program at Rady School of Management Available. Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

UC San Diego Fellows: The purpose of this fellowship is to award top-performing domestic undergraduate candidates with a full-tuition fellowship for the Master of Finance program at the Rady School of Management.

To qualify, candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents who hold an undergraduate degree in science, mathematics, engineering, economics, or in another such related field.

UC San Diego Fellows must provide a recommendation from one or more undergraduate faculty from their studies at UC San Diego.

-GMAT or GRE is required
Need to apply by the third round deadline (April 1, 2017) (application can be found here: http://rady.ucsd.edu/finance/ )
-Should provide at least one recommendation from a faculty member from their undergraduate
-Interested candidates should arrange for an individual advising session with the Rady Admissions team. (Madriqueka Koppe is the primary contact)

Madriqueka Koppe
Graduate Admissions Advisor
P: 858.534.5161
E: mkoppe@ucsd.edu

UBC Sauder launches UBC Master of Business Analytics

We’re excited to introduce the new 9-month UBC Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) program.

The UBC Sauder School of Business’ Robert H. Lee Graduate School has created the UBC MBAN to respond to the business community’s growing demand for skilled analytics professionals with a strong understanding of business.  Building on the success of the Master of Management in Operations Research (MMOR) program, the UBC MBAN will provide students with rigorous training in analytics and will enhance their quantitative expertise with business acumen to produce graduates who can make impactful business decisions.

  • Courses will have a deep focus on data handling and analytics, as well as fundamental business skills in the areas of marketing and operations.
  • Optional analytics consulting internships provide MBAN candidates with the opportunity to work on industry projects at UBC Sauder’s Centre for Operations Excellence (COE).  Successful applicants will work on a consulting project with one of the COE’s industry partners, which includes some of the largest analytics employers on Canada’s West Coast.
  • Elements critical to excelling in business, such as project management, teamwork and communication skills, are woven throughout the program.
  • Students will gain the professional connections and tools to advance their career through a wide range of career development services and opportunities.

For the full details on the UBC MBAN, please go to sauder.ubc.ca/mban.

Application Deadlines

February 15, 2017
First round application

April 5, 2017
Second round application

June 7, 2017
Third round application

UC Berkeley MFE Program Online Information Sessions

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering program is excited to announce that we will hold online information sessions on February 2 and 14.  Join us to learn how we can help you leverage your training in computer science, engineering, physics, math, statistics, finance, or economics to launch a career in finance/data science/fintech

Our alumni network and deep industry connections will open the doors to key positions at top firms; our 12-month program will give you the academic preparation and hands-on training to contribute at a high level from the start of your career.

Learn more – and meet one of our current students – at one of our upcoming information sessions!

February 2: Berkeley MFE Information Session
10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific (California, USA) time (please see timeanddate.com to convert time)
Online at berkeley-mfe.webex.com

More info/RSVP

February 14: Berkeley MFE Information Session
3:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific (California, USA) time (please see timeanddate.com to convert time)
Online at berkeley-mfe.webex.com
More info/RSVP

If you have questions, or can’t join one of our sessions but would like to participate in a resume review with one of our admissions advisors, please contact us at mfe@haas.berkeley.edu.

RoME: The Rome Masters in Economics

The Rome Masters in Economics (RoME) is a new, challenging, two-year graduate course
(Laurea Magistrale), entirely taught in English, designed for a small group of selected
students with high drive and potential. It gives them the tools to start pursuing high-quality independent research. RoME offers students a gateway to PhD programs in the world’s leading universities, or the foundation for a career as a professional economist in private and public institutions.

RoME is offered jointly by EIEF (Einaudi Institute for Economic and Finance), a world-class
research center created in 2008 by the Bank of Italy, and by LUISS (Libera Università di Studi Sociali), a leading Italian university for social sciences. It is run by two Scientific Directors and monitored by a Steering Committee, which includes three top independent academics.

For more information (multiple/rolling application deadlines):  http://www.romemaster.it/


Economics M.A. Program at San Diego State University Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017!

San Diego State University is now accepting applications for their M.A. program in Economics – FALL 2017.

Why is the M.A. program in Economics at SDSU right for you?

A core sequence of courses in econometrics, microeconomics, and research methods. Most students finish the degree in three (3) semesters.

Generous scholarship funding for qualified students, covering tuition and expenses (includes out-of-state students).

Opportunities for research/teaching assistantships

A chance to independently teach your course, after one year of Masters level coursework

A proven track record of placing our graduates at consulting firms, in the financial industry, community colleges, state governments. Some locations include:  Adobe Systems, Deloitte, the IMF, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Diego Community College District, and the San Diego Padres.

Excellent preparation for a Ph.D. in Economics, with recent graduates admitted to Ph.D. programs, such as NC State, Oregon, Vanderbilt, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara.

To find out more information, please visit economics.sdsu.edu
To apply for admission, please visit arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/index.html

Applications are due no later than March 1, 2017. Admission and Scholarship decisions are made on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early!

Further questions, please contact:
Dr. Hisham Foad hfoad@mail.sdsu.edu
Dr. Kangoh Lee klee@mail.sdsu.edu

EUI offering fully funded Ph.D. programs…

If you are looking for a fully-funded Ph.D. in the social sciences, then take a look at the European University Institute. Our call for Ph.D. applications is now open.

The EUI offers fully-funded four-year Ph.D.s, with approximately 150 scholarships available that cover tuition fees and provide a monthly grant. Our well-structured programs enable original research in several disciplines: Economics, Law, and Political Science.