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University of California at Berkeley
(Haas School of Business)

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

Program Description:
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.

Berkeley, Calif.

Program Age:
7 years

20 courses, 1 year

Class Size:

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.

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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.

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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