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Top undergrad schools for finance

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  • dfalldfall Registered User Posts: 126 Junior Member
    What about Carnegie Mellon? Do you guys think their finance program is up there?
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    Northwestern is starting an undergraduate financial economics certificate through Kellogg this year. There's a set of pretty rigorous prerequisites, suggesting the program is highly quantitative.

    http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/certificate/images/wildcat_freshman_july07.pdf
  • CalcruzerCalcruzer Registered User Posts: 4,832 Senior Member
    Carnegie Mellon is known mostly for their quantitative research program. CMU also has a stellar econometrics program. These guys are know (along with NYU) as the mathematical finance experts.
  • Milton RoarkMilton Roark Registered User Posts: 397 Member
    I would like to note that some programs that are rated higher than others are not necessarily the best for getting a job in the more competitive fields of finance (or business in general). For example, Princeton might not be in the rankings because they don't have an undergraduate finance program; that does not mean that they do not have good job placement. In general job placement is just as important if not more important than school ranking (depending on what you want from business). As we all know getting into the door at certain firms requires connections and some schools have those connections, others do not. Prestige and alumni networks also play a role. This isn’t to suggest that you can’t advance coming from a school that isn’t laced with connections. It only suggests that some colleges provide more opportunities earlier in your career than others.
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