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frankieycy 2020-1-8 03:08 AM

## 【求教】報MS Financial Engineering

Background:
- GPA 3.7/4.0 (希望keep到[/size]:funk:[size=3])
- GRE verbal 152 quant 170 awa 4.0、TOEFL 105/120
- 讀過financial math (stochastic calc & derivative pricing之類)同幾個data science courses
- programming識R C Python，做過一d physics simulation嘅course projects
- 跟過physics professor做過一個summer intern
- 無任何finance相關嘅工作經驗[/size]:Q[size=3]

- 考GRE Math同FRM Part 1

Appreciative of any comments! Thx~ [/size]:\$

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Background:
- GPA 3.7/4.0 (希望keep到:funk:)
- GRE verbal 152 quant 170 awa 4.0、TOEFL 105/120
- 讀過financial math (stochastic calc & derivative pricing之類)同幾個data science courses
- programming識R C Python，做過一d physics simulation嘅course projects
- 跟過physics professor做過一個summer intern
- 無任何finance相關嘅工作經驗:Q

1. not enough information: 你bachelor係邊/邊間/乜tier既? it make quite a different.

2. 冇綠卡既, 建議三思係唔係去美國/只係申請美國既. 尤其係如果去唔到頭幾個既話.

3. 有可能既話去搵份financial industry 既實習. 唔得都冇計.

4. Budget constraint?

5. 如果GRE maths你唔駛準備太耐既話先好去, 否則其實唔多抵. 因為其實你個phy degree已經proof左你個數理能力, 除非你間uni偏弱.

6. 有機會既話開始學D C++會有用的.

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narius 2020-1-8 08:33 AM

You should be fine. As long as you have a good technical background, knowing financial stuff is not crucial.

BTW, are you going to UST? One of the professor there used to run the MS FE program at Columbia University (their program ran out of the IE department).

If so, it would be helpful if you go talk to him. PM me if you want more info. (Clearly i am not posting personal info here publicly).

frankieycy 2020-1-8 01:35 PM

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1. not enough information: 你bachelor係邊/邊間/乜tier既? it make quite a different.

2. 冇綠卡既, 建議三思係唔係去美國/只係申請美國既. 尤其係如果去唔到頭幾個既話.

3. 有可能既話去搵份financial industry 既實習. 唔得都冇計.

4. Budget constraint?

5 ... [/quote]
Thanks ching. 我而家中大讀緊phy，國際ranking唔算最top tier，屋企人會sponsor，budget係40-50萬[/size]:L[size=3]，as long as個degree真係幫到自己transit去finance，GRE Math我報左名喇，本身數底OK所以唔洗用太多時間預備。想知以我咁嘅background，top嘅U會唔會肯收[/size]:funk:

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frankieycy 2020-1-8 01:37 PM

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You should be fine. As long as you have a good technical background, knowing financial stuff is not crucial.

BTW, are you going to UST? One of the professor there used to run the MS FE prog ... [/quote]
Thx for your advice. Actually I’m doing a physics degree in CU. UST MA Financial Math is one of my considerations, but US schools would top my priority. Are graduates from UST MAFM actually competitive for local quant positions? Their syllabus does look comprehensive (but it appears to me the program admits lots of mainlanders). Would you comment on the program?[/size]

IWC-Rolex 2020-1-8 02:54 PM

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Thx for your advice. Actually I’m doing a physics degree in CU. UST MA Financial Math is one of my considerations, but US schools would top my priority. Are graduates from UST MAFM actually competit ... [/quote]

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Thx for your advice. Actually I’m doing a physics degree in CU. UST MA Financial Math is one of my considerations, but US schools would top my priority. Are graduates from UST MAFM actually competitive for local quant positions? Their syllabus does look comprehensive (but it appears to me the program admits lots of mainlanders). Would you comment on the program?[/quote]

Pros and Cons:
1. 課程幾好
2. 同美國比算平.
3. 可以part time讀
4. 學生太多 (大陸生多唔係問題, 美國果堆一樣會 - 缺左diversity先係問題)
5. Local school instead of global famous one.
6. HK quant role唔多. 競爭大, 預左要同columbia, oxford or whatever爭, 所以得好top既先爭得到.

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Thanks ching. 我而家中大讀緊phy，國際ranking唔算最top tier，屋企人會sponsor，budget係40-50萬:L，as long as個degree真係幫到自己transit去finance，GRE Math我報左名喇，本身數底OK所以唔洗用太多時間預備。想知以我咁嘅background，top嘅U會唔會肯收:funk: ... [/quote]

P.S. 其實收唔收諗多無謂. 將可以入到行既同類全部申請晒就係了.

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IWC-Rolex 2020-1-8 08:49 PM

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"全英只有一千零一個"我真係覺得好好笑. 呢度就先唔講cambridge maths同埋judge做FE research既教授多唔多既問題了.

Ox同LSE應該都得, 不過我就冇第一手資料了. (讀完cambridge再讀LSE既我就先唔計了)

P.S. Cambridge MPhil Finance學費34.3K, 換做港紙我當佢35萬. 加埋一年生活費同埋機票, 五十萬其實只係岩岩好, 唔會有幾多得找....

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IWC-Rolex 2020-1-8 10:55 PM

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"全英只有一千零一個"我真係覺得好好笑. 呢度就先唔講cambridge maths同埋judge做FE research既教授多唔多既問題了.

Ox同LSE應該都得, 不過我就冇第一手資料了. (讀完cambridge再讀LSE既我就先唔計了)

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Anyway, 樓主對個budget心中有數就OK了.

P.S. 當然, quant呢個term其實有D flexible. 如果最狹義果隻講法既話, 其實好大可能係乜master都唔得, 而係基本成team都係PhD. 而搞呢類既, 當然九成九九都係math/phy/stat之類既PhD, business school讀finance都唔一定夠用, 咪話只係master.

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IWC-Rolex 2020-1-8 11:30 PM

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ok, 而家睇到了, 你係講四五十萬再加生活費. 咁就肯定夠有找.

Ox就會低倫敦好多，但學費貴唔少！

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Ox就會低倫敦好多，但學費貴唔少！

1a. 我估oxford生活費同cambridge差唔多? 反正呢兩間個問題肯定唔會夠唔夠錢, 而係入唔係到.
By the way, 呢條數未計college fee 吧? 定係包埋?

1b. 如果倫敦, 35萬交左學費, 一年大概15萬(一個月12.5K HKD生活費)估計應該好勉強夠用的.
2. 你唔講真係冇留心到(反正我都入唔到), Ox估乎的確貴過Cam.
Oxford MSc Financial Econ     45K
Cambridge MPhil Finance      34.4K
Oxford MSc Comp Math Fina   33.6K
Cambridge Maths Part III      21.4K
Oxford MSc Math Sci         26.4K

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IWC-Rolex 2020-1-8 11:50 PM

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Tech role自然睇tech interview, 掂既自然OK. 倫敦咁大, 唔係只係要一兩間uni既人.
(其實呢科野唔只UK既uni OK, e.g. imagine Paris 6, Ecole Poly...)

1. Finance果邊太finance. MFE唔會晒時間走去讀乜鬼Corporate Finance, Microeconomics之類的, 因為冇乜用. 甚至Asset Pricing都有D太過理論. 讀黎晒時間, 又唔係諗住PhD in Finance (if so, why not their MPhil in Econ & Fina instead?)
2. Maths果邊就冇乜教授同course搞呢邊. 睇下course list and faculty list就知乜事. 當然, 如果諗住PhD既, 先打數底咁就好完美.

(註, Cam呢種MPhil其實唔係人地果種2 year research master, 而係1 year taught master with dissertation. 所以唔會勁係呢點.)

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IWC-Rolex 2020-1-9 12:17 AM

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1a. 我估oxford生活費同cambridge差唔多? 反正呢兩間個問題肯定唔會夠唔夠錢, 而係入唔係到.
By the way, 呢條數未計college fee 吧? 定係包埋?

1b. 如果倫敦, 35萬交左學費, 一年大概15萬(一個月12.5K HKD生活費)估計應該好勉強夠用的.
2. 你唔講真係冇留心到(反正我都入唔到), Ox估乎的確貴過Cam.
Oxfor ... [/quote]

IWC-Rolex 2020-1-9 12:28 AM

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Tech role自然睇tech interview, 掂既自然OK. 倫敦咁大, 唔係只係要一兩間uni既人.
(其實呢科野唔只UK既uni OK, e ... [/quote]

LSE呢方面，就完勝，本科，碩士在金融相關畢業生人數，可以有十倍二十倍以上。

IWC-Rolex 2020-1-9 12:41 AM

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1a. 我估oxford生活費同cambridge差唔多? 反正呢兩間個問題肯定唔會夠唔夠錢, 而係入唔係到.
By the way, 呢條數未計college fee 吧? 定係包埋?

1b. 如果倫敦, 35萬交左學費, 一年大概15萬(一個月12.5K HKD生活費)估計應該好勉強夠用的.
2. 你唔講真係冇留心到(反正我都入唔到), Ox估乎的確貴過Cam.
Oxfor ... [/quote]

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P.S. 學費就唔駛啦, 佢自己去查官網就得啦.

IWC-Rolex 2020-1-9 01:12 AM

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P.S. 學費就唔駛啦, 佢自己去查官網就得啦. [/quote]

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IWC-Rolex 2020-1-9 05:47 AM

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narius 2020-1-9 05:55 AM

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Thx for your advice. Actually I&rsquo;m doing a physics degree in CU. UST MA Financial Math is one of my considerations, but US schools would top my priority. Are graduates from UST MAFM actually co ... [/quote]

Nope ...  you misunderstood. This colleague of mine was running the MFE program at Columbia University before he got recruited by UST. So he would have information and connection to get you to Columbia (which obviously has one of the best MFE program here in the US.

So it may worthwhile to talk to him about US programs.

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