Top Schools for Quant Jocks

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 4, 2008

TechWeb’s Advanced Trading magazine has just come out with a list of the 10 top schools for quantitative analysts. Quants, who use complex algorithims to devise more effective trading strategies, are in hot demand right now. The magazine devised its list with input from a team of Wall Street veterans.

The list itself is based on students’ level of experience coming into the program; program age; program structure; specific program classes relating to financial services; Wall Street faculty; student preparedness for financial services positions post program; alumni success on Wall Street, and overall financial services recruitability of students graduating.

While most of the schools on the list offer MBAs, this ranking concerns itself with more specialized degrees that many prospective b-school students might consider as alternatives to the MBA: the Master in Financial Engineering (M.F.E.), Master of Science in Financial Engineering (M.S.F.E.), Master of Science in Financial Math (M.S.F.M.), Master of Science of Mathematics in Finance (M.S.M.F.) and Master in Mathematical Finance (M.M.F.).

Check out list after the jump.

The Top Ten schools are:

-- Carnegie Mellon University

-- Columbia University

-- Cornell University

-- New York University

-- Princeton University

-- Rutgers University

-- Stanford University

-- University of California at Berkeley

-- University of Chicago

-- University of Michigan

Reader Comments


May 25, 2009 7:28 PM

Why are quants so clueless about calibration?

Cargo Cult Science.

State of the art can't even reach concensus and tell us what already happened, and modern witchdoctors are selling cargo cult science packaged up to pretend to tell us what is going to happen.

We've lost our collective minds with all this faux financial engineering total nonsense. It is the latest gibberish, serving mainly to snooker.

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