Quotethe other comment was the absurd idea that all races are statistically equal and that these differences are not caused (at least partly) by race. IQ is the most explored human attribute on this subject. i think it's accepted even by left wing academics that IQ is mainly inherited.Which clearly means it is impossible for all countries to have a homogeneous distribution of intelligence. But the point of my thread wasn't about intelligence. When a new high paying area comes out, everyone wants to cash in on it and as most of the students who apply for these programs in MSCF would write in their admission letter "Comp Finance is a combination of math, comp sci and finance... all of which I adore!". Since you practically develop no financial intuition as a quant or in these MSCF programs, you leave with knowledge of "math and comp sci", which the admissions committee understands. Both those subjects are related and are rigid in the education system of the entrants from India and China (vietnam, east europe, etc.). Not to mention the work ethic of these asian tigers when it comes to GRE preps, as well as the opening for engineers to enter the MSCF programs as well. I was looking at how the MBA kids have a blast and socialize with well rounded people whom they keep in touch with all their life, while the MSCF type programs have a bunch of boring folk whom you wouldn't party with after you get out (and even during the program)! Imagine the MSCF alumni party vs a Kellogg party haha.
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