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by QuantOption
May 14th, 2004, 12:52 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Gambler's ruin
Replies: 3
Views: 189320

Gambler's ruin

if you have $x you would stop playing a fair game with 1/2 probability to win $1 or lose $1 at $y (y>x)the expected length of this game is x*(y-x) What is the expected lenght on the game if the player is greedy and has never enough?thanks for your thoughts
by QuantOption
May 14th, 2004, 12:47 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PhD Finance for quant
Replies: 32
Views: 194666

PhD Finance for quant

<r>that's very nice said, but not every job will get you money you need for living. I know many people who do a certain job because it pays, not because they love it. And if you see a PhD as a only way to get or to prepare you for this job, then why not going for itdoing what you love and getting pa...
by QuantOption
May 14th, 2004, 11:20 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PhD Finance for quant
Replies: 32
Views: 194666

PhD Finance for quant

<t>I would say that any mathematical PhD program would prepare you better for quant job than the best finance PhD program. I might be wrong.As always the following rule applies:the exceptions validate the argument for example, quant of the year, Peter Carr:PhD. Finance, University of California, Los...
by QuantOption
December 6th, 2003, 11:46 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Blackrock
Replies: 28
Views: 192428

Blackrock

I completelly agree with slick
by QuantOption
October 13th, 2003, 12:10 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PhDs not right for the job?
Replies: 37
Views: 192553

PhDs not right for the job?

<t>I like this: "who knows lot of mathematics and can think".In my country (eastern Europe) you have to have first MSc if you want to continue for PhD, which usually takes another 3 years. You study for another year and half and then you make your research. I finished MSc in applied math 2 years ago...
by QuantOption
August 18th, 2003, 6:26 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: which program is better: CMU/NYU/CU
Replies: 22
Views: 192623

which program is better: CMU/NYU/CU

munishg,I got in NYU for 2003/04,I suppose that verbal score around 400 is OK, but anything less than 800 on quantitative part is not enough for these top programs.
by QuantOption
May 3rd, 2003, 1:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Placement prospects for Master's grads in Fin Math - Foreigners
Replies: 9
Views: 190481

Placement prospects for Master's grads in Fin Math - Foreigners

<t> QuantJock,I'm on the same boat as you are. I was admitted to NYU MS Math in Finance, already have MS in mathematics from my country and 2 year exp as a quant in a small company. Maybe I'm a bit more optimistic than you (or just naive), because I believe that this course will definitelly help me....
by QuantOption
April 2nd, 2003, 12:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: FE or FM program
Replies: 26
Views: 191911

FE or FM program

I decided to go for NYU, because QuoteNYU is supposedly more rigorous mathematically:-)
by QuantOption
April 2nd, 2003, 12:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: FE or FM program
Replies: 26
Views: 191911

FE or FM program

QuoteIts about shortage of skillsShortage of skills? Why would than classes consist of 70% of international students? ;-)
by QuantOption
April 2nd, 2003, 11:33 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: FE or FM program
Replies: 26
Views: 191911

FE or FM program

<t>QuoteJob placement from the FE program at Columbia is quite unique as the student population is mostly (~70%) foreign. Most of these foreign students have no chance at landing wall street jobs in the united states as their english is very poor.Josu,do you think that the main problem of foreign st...
by QuantOption
February 20th, 2003, 4:20 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: nyu, columbia, CMU
Replies: 48
Views: 191677

nyu, columbia, CMU

samudra, do you mean that you were adnitted to NYU math in finance? I thought the applications deadline is on 1st March, and they don't make those decisions before. Or do they ;-) ?
by QuantOption
February 14th, 2003, 5:48 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: CMU's telephone interview
Replies: 13
Views: 191324

CMU's telephone interview

<r>someone is stating in this forum that he had a phone interview for Princeton MSc in Math.Finance program.<URL url="http://forums.businessweek.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=bw-bschools&msg=40696.17maybe"><LINK_TEXT text="http://forums.businessweek.com/n/mb/mes ... 96.17maybe">http://forums.busin...
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