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Meet some MFE students


Mathew Rodriguez, MFE 04Matthew Rodriguez, MFE 04

MA in Mathematics and Physics

Former Instructor, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley

Now: Analyst, Financial Modeling Group, BlackRock, New York

Lavanya Viswanathan, MFE 04Lavanya Viswanathan, MFE 04

Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems

MS in Mathematics and Computer Applications

Former Data Mining Scientist, Enkata Technologies, Inc., San Mateo, CA

Now: Associate Strategist, Goldman Sachs, New York

Tariq Dennison, MFE 04Tariq Dennison, MFE 04

BS in Mathematics and Philosophy

Former E-Business and Financial Systems Analyst, Placeware (acquired by Microsoft)

Now: Structurer, Capital Markets, Commerzbank, New York

Xiaoyan Zhang, MFE 04Xiaoyan Zhang, MFE 04

MA and Ph.D. in Statistics

Former head of quantitative research at a boutique hedge fund

Now: Associate Director of Risk, Investment Committee Department, PAAMCO


Founding Sponsors of the MFE Program

AIG Inc.
Barclays Global Investors
Gifford Fong Associates
Goldman Sachs & Co.
First Union Bank
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Quantal International Inc.
The Dean Witter Foundation
WR Hambrecht + Co., LLC.

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The MFE Program

Ranked #1 among financial engineering and quantitative finance master’s programs by Global Derivatives

• Founded in 2001
• One-year intensive program
• $41,000 tuition and fees
• 140 graduates to date

Class of 2005

• Median GMAT Q score: 97th percentile
• 46% are international students
• 52% already have a Master’s degree
• 10% already have a Ph.D. degree

Top recruiters:

•Barclays Global Investors
•Moody’s KMV
•Bank of America

Class of 2004

•Median Base Salary: $90,000
•Median Guaranteed Bonuses: $17,740
•Median Unguaranteed Bonuses: $26,750

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