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Cornell University

Master in Financial Engineering (M.F.E.)

Program Description:
The M.F.E. degree falls under the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE). The program is based on Broad Street in lower Manhattan. Each January the Master of Engineering program presents a Meet and Greet the Street event. The event features an industry speaker and networking opportunities, and is attended by alumni, potential hiring firms and participating financial engineering students.


Program Age:

17 courses, 1 year

Class Size:

The Master of Engineering Internship Program for Registered Financial Engineering Students offers the opportunity to apply for summer internships with financial services firms in New York City and elsewhere. The goal is to provide graduate students with real Wall Street experience in the middle of their studies, and to enable them to obtain summer internships that often lead to full-time job opportunities.

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Victoria Averbukh. Averbukh received a B.A. in mathematics from New York University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell ORIE. After completing her Ph.D., Averbukh worked in fixed income research at Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup) as a strategist covering U.S. Treasury futures, and later in mortgagebacked securities. In 2004 she joined Deutsche Bank, where she became the head of structured residential mortgage-backed securities research.

Who Selected the Top Ten Programs?

Carnegie Mellon University

Columbia University

Cornell University

New York University (Courant Institute)

Princeton University

Rutgers University

Stanford University

University of California at Berkeley
(Haas School of Business)

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

Honorable mentions:
Baruch College
Boston University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Toronto

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