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Financial Engineering Boasts Top Students

The second class of sixty new students started their studies on April 1, 2002, in the Masterís in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program. The MFE program prepares candidates with superior analytical skills for a growing niche of quantitative finance careers.

The class of 2003 is represented by an international group of highly educated scientists and professionals. 92% of the class is multilingual. While 20% of the class already holds a Ph.D. or are Ph.D. candidates, 45% hold a masterís degree in another field. Top professions include finance (28%), engineering (13%), consulting/management services (17%), and research and development (19%). Almost 20% of the class performed in the top percentile of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Upon completion of the one-year MFE program, students go into investment banking, corporate strategic planning, risk management, portfolio management, and securities trading. Led by world-renowned faculty from the Haas School, UCLAís Anderson School, and UC Irvineís School of Management, students learn to employ theoretical finance and computer modeling skills to make pricing, hedging, trading and portfolio management decisions. Courses and projects emphasize the practical applications of these skills.

For more information on MFE, visit the web site at http://mfe.haas.berkeley.edu.

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Masterís in Financial Engineering Ė Profile of Spring 2002 Entering Class
Enrolled Students60
Countries Represented16
Undergraduate Institutions Represented52
Average Undergraduate GPA3.52
Graduate Institutions Represented37

Quantitative Score in Percentiles

Language Proficiency

Previous Degrees
Ph.D. Candidates12%

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