University of California at Berkeley
(Haas School of Business)
Master in Financial Engineering (M.F.E.)
The Berkeley program offers a balance between
business and math. The school is active in the business community in both
research/consulting and placing graduates. The curriculum is very practitioneroriented.
The average undergraduate GPA for incoming freshmen was 3.49.
20 courses, 1 year
Ninety-seven percent of students placed with an average first year salary of $153,073. Graduates typically place in New York jobs at firms such as Merrill, Lehman, Barclays and JPMorgan.
John O'Brien. Faculty Director O'Brien received a Bachelors in Economics and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, and an MS, Operations Research Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. O'Brien was Managing Director at CSAM from 1997 to 2000 and founder of LOR (Leland O'Brien Rubinstein). He is also on the Advisory Board of Journal Derivatives.
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