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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

DEGREE

Masters in Finance

PROGRAM LENGTH

24 months

CAMPUS

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton University M.Fin Overview

The M.Fin program offered by Princeton University is designed to be completed in four semesters on a full-time basis. It prepares students for a wide range of careers both inside and outside the financial industry, including applied research, financial engineering and technology, risk management, financial consulting, investment banking and corporate finance. It provides students with solid understanding of the fundamental quantitative tools.

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Princeton University M.Fin Highlights

Rankings

Exchange partners

10

Merit-based

fellowship

Financial Times’18
Quantnet 1
Risk.net 1

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Program and Curriculum

Princeton’s MSc in Finance program is a combination of a variety of departments, including the Departments of Computer Science, Economics, Operations Research, and Financial Engineering, and others which make it a unique and challenging experience. Apart from the program students get to experience the world outside the classroom in the form of a summer internship at a financial institution. The university ensures that your experience is both personally and academically rewarding.

  • Introduction to Differential Equations
  • Analytical Techniques in Differential Equations
  • Applied Stochastic Analysis and Methods
  • Introduction to Finite-element Methods
  • Advanced Finite-element Methods
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Systems Engineering
  • Machine Learning and AI Theory of Algorithms
  • Portfolio Theory and Asset Management
  • Topics in Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Banking
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment
  • International Financial Markets
  • Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Fixed Income: Models and Applications
  • Options, Futures and Financial Derivatives
  • Forecasting and Time Series Analysis
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Crises
  • Asset Pricing I: Pricing Models and Derivatives
  • Statistical Analysis of Financial Data
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Accounting
  • Asset Pricing II-Stochastic Calculus and Advanced Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics

A master’s research project during the second year of study under the supervision of a BCF-affiliated faculty member.

You can choose from a list of research topics:

  • Short-Term Price Prediction using Machine Learning
  • The S&P 500 P/E RatioRegime Switching in Option Pricing: Estimation and Persistence of Market Volatility
  • Estimation of One-factor Affine Models with Flexible Price of Risk
  • Estimation of Two-factor Affine Models to the Mexican Bonds Market
  • An Examination of Chinese Companies with A-H Share Price Differentials
  • A Model for Natural Gas Storage Optionality

Employment

The master of finance program provided by Princeton University prepares students to achieve their professional goals through its academic curriculum. It has extensive support services to provide extensive career advice to students. It helps identify job opportunities and networking opportunities, connect students with alumni mentors. It also helps prepare students for interviews and negotiate job offers.

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PLACEMENT

Top Sectors

  1. Asset Management
  2. Corporate Finance & Consulting
  3. Sales & Trading
  4. Technology

Companies recruiting from HEC Paris MiM

  • Barclays
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS FX Derivatives Trading
  • AQR
  • Addepar, Mt View
  • Arrowstreet Capital
  • Balyasny, Chicago, Quant Research
  • Capula Investments
  • BNP Paribas

ENJOY OUR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • KNOW YOUR PROFILE’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
  • PERSONALISED SCHOOL SUGGESTIONS (Dream, Competitive, Safe)
  • ACCESS TO SAMPLE ESSAYS AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Princeton University Alumni Info

The Princeton MFIN alumni network maintains an updated alumni directory, available to all MFIN alumni, as well as a regular connection via the MFIN Alumni LinkedIn network. MFIN alumni return every year to campus as speakers, panelists and mock interviewers for MFin Boot Camp

Some Famous Alumni

  • Steven Burnett
    Quantitative Strategist
    Citadel Investments
  • Jean-Paul Espinosa
    Lead Portfolio Management Team
    BlackRock, San Francisco
  • Friedrich Herzog
    Investment Management Division
    GPS, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

TUITION FEE

$51,870

INTAKES

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Masters in Finance Deadlines

   Rounds                                      Deadline Dates
Summer Intake                         1st December, 2020

 

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Application Information

The application fees for direct application is $90.

Application Documents

  • Transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE results
  • TOEFL or IELTS exams results
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose

Application Essays (Princeton University Direct)

The Princeton University (direct) application comprises of 1 long essay. Like most universities, Princeton University also takes its essays very seriously and uses it as a medium to understand the strengths and weaknesses of prospective students. So make sure your essays are top-notch.

Statement of Academic Purpose

The statement should not exceed 1,000 words and must be written in English. Mention your current academic and future career plans that align with the program. Provide relevant academic, professional and personal experiences that influenced your decision to apply for further education and why you chose Princeton University as your preferred university of study.

 

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