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Operations Research/Financial Engineering

boomer01boomer01 Posts: 891Registered User Member
edited April 2012 in Business Major
Can anyone tell me what this field is about and what are some of the schools that have this major?
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  • toblintoblin Posts: 1,862Registered User Member
    Look up the post by MoneyDad where he described it better then the P'ton ORFE website does. Princeton is the only school I know of that offers the FE undergrad major.

  • invictusinvictus Posts: 351Registered User Member
    3togo that sounds awesome. Is that the cornell AEM program or what?
  • reggie_mit_09reggie_mit_09 Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
    MIT's sloan school of management offers OR
  • Niihla10Niihla10 Posts: 599Registered User Member
    So what is the difference between operations research and financial engineering? And what school is this done thru (business school or engineering school?) Do you know any other schools besided princeton that offers these majors?
  • reggie_mit_09reggie_mit_09 Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
    one word: MIT...well technically that's three but yeah. MIT's Sloan School of Management offer a SB (MIT's equivalent to a Bachelor's of Science) in oneo f four areas of management: 1. Operations Research 2. Finance 3. Marketing 4. Innovation Management. Overall there Business school is ranked number 1-3 (depending on who's rankings you trust, if you trust any)... http://mitsloan.mit.edu/indexflash.php
  • gameguy56gameguy56 Posts: 125Registered User Junior Member
    The University of Virginia offers a Financial Systems Engineering application sequence of Systems Engineering

  • Niihla10Niihla10 Posts: 599Registered User Member
    Thats sounds very interesting. So I assume all this is done through the engineenering school (or is finacial engineering in the business school?) I'm a senioer in h.s.and applied to many undergrad business schools as a finance major. But now that you mention these, they sound much more interesting. Will i have to transfer to an engineering school to get involved with these majors or should i just wait until graduate school?
  • bern700bern700 Posts: 1,191User Awaiting Email Confirmation Member
    you could look into penn/wharton's program called M&T. Where you get an engineering degree from Penn's SEAS and also another bachelor degree from wharton in any concentration. One of wharton's concentrations is Operation & Information Management.
  • Niihla10Niihla10 Posts: 599Registered User Member
    Is operation & Information management kind of like what you were talking about? Or is it completely different? If so, this major does fall in the business school.
  • Niihla10Niihla10 Posts: 599Registered User Member
  • adidesadides Posts: 2,044Registered User Senior Member
    Financial engineering or FE is also called Math Finance, Operations Research, etc. etc.

    Princeton has ORFE dept
    Cornell has OR & IE
    Columbia has a very strong FE dept (derman is the prof over there)
    MIT has a very strong FE program (but mainly for grads...however some jr/sr get involved and also Prof. andrew ... is now p-t running hedge funds..)
    Caltech's BEM could be a good launching pad

    ne1 interested in FE - try to read 'My life as a quant" by derman - its pretty good...
  • TheophiliusTheophilius Posts: 23Registered User New Member
    Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley is simply top class. With the global prestige of Berkeley's College of Engineering, IEOR students can study everything from supply chain management to stochastic analysis. Provided that Berkeley's fame is partly based on its outstanding faculty, students can go outside the classroom for extra research projects to gain more expertise in their desired concentrations.
  • bookfairybookfairy Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    Does Harvard have anything related to operations research or financial engineering?
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