Baruch College's Financial Engineering Program Ranked #5 in North America

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New York, NY, September 21, 2011 -- The Master’s Financial Engineering Program at Baruch College was ranked #5 in the 2011 Quantnet Ranking of Financial Engineering, Mathematical Finance M.S. Programs released on September 19. The 2011 Quantnet ranking is the most comprehensive to date of master programs in Financial Engineering and Mathematical Finance in North America. Issuing rankings every other year, the QuantNetwork previously placed Baruch College’s MFE Program 6-10 in 2009, but placed it into the top five this year.

“The ranking is a wonderful recognition for our alumni and students, and for what a Baruch College education stands for,” said Dan Stefanica, the Director of the Baruch College Financial Engineering Program. “We expected to do well this year thanks to the enhanced curriculum, accomplished faculty and an exceptionally strong and successful alumni network.”

Quant Network surveyed 22 master programs in Financial Engineering and Mathematical Finance on admission, placement, and career services information. The rankings also incorporated input from hiring managers in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Baruch MFE Program was ranked alongside comparable programs from Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, Columbia University, and New York University, and ahead of programs at schools including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Cornell University and MIT.

With a cohort of 30 students, the highly selective Baruch College MFE program was established in 2002 and produces competitive, successful, and highly skilled practitioners by promoting the study of mathematical and algorithmic models in finance. Baruch MFE graduates work at top financial institutions, including Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Numerix, RBC and RBS.

Founded in 2003, Quant Network is the leading resource on Financial Engineering education. Based in New York City, the world’s financial capital, Quant Network features exclusive student-submitted reviews of many Financial Engineering programs, guest articles, and an interview series with well-known academics and practitioners.


For more information please contact:

Manny Romero
646-660-6112
Manuel.Romero@baruch.cuny.edu