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Old 08-17-2009, 06:54 AM
Eddie Willers Eddie Willers is offline
 
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Hello, I will be graduating next spring (honours bachelors in econ/fin) and recently I have been researching graduate programs. The Master of Quantitative Finance at Waterloo has stood out as an ideal program that matches my interests.

Is there anyone who is currently in this program (or who has completed it) with any views on it? Do you enjoy it? Do you find it very challenging?

Also can anyone comment on the admission process? Is there an emphasis on any particular factor (ie. exams passed, GRE, GPA)?

Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:56 AM
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Since this is more an actuarial forum, you won't find that much students pursuing directly studies in finance. Actuaries will, I think, get their CFA's if their interest is so. Well. that's why I'll do after completing my ASA.

But if your interest is really towards finance, I think Rothman's business school (might wanna check their MFE'S if you have econ background) and Schulich (york university) really stand out of the crowd. I also heard John Molson School of business (concordia, mtl) is allright. Really don't know anything about waterloo concerning finance, but they do have a great reputation in act.sci.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:22 AM
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You may want to try www.wilmott.com or www.nuclearphynance.com as folks there are more likely to know this program well.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:29 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Waterloo's program is offered through their department of statistics and actuarial science so I had thought there might be others here who are involved in this program and also on track to becoming actuaries. However I will check out the other disscusion boards you suggested as well.
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