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Carnegie Mellon University
Degree:Master of Science in Computational Finance (M.S.C.F.)
Program Description:One of the first quantitative finance programs, Carnegie Mellonís M.S.C.F. program is steeped in quantitative analysis and information technology. The program involves collaboration among the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the Tepper School of Business, and the Department of Statistics. The M.S.C.F. program includes 35 full-time students at Carnegie Mellonís Pittsburgh campus, and 25 full-time and 30 to 40 part-time students at the New York campus.
Location:Carnegie Mellonís Pittsburgh and Manhattan campuses
Program Age:15-plus years
Placement:For the December 2006 graduates average starting salary was $96,000. About 86 percent of the December 2007 graduating class was employed by companies including Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, UBS and Credit Suisse; twothirds found jobs in New York City.
Director:Richard Bryant. Bryant received a B.A. from Denison University in 1975 and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon in 1980. Following six years with H.J. Heinz Co. in the corporate M&A and treasury areas, Bryant became Reebok Internationalís treasurer in 1988. In 1993 he joined Hefren-Tillotson, a brokerdealer and investment adviser, as CFO. Bryant joined the Tepper School in 1999 as executive director of Carnegie Mellonís Computational Finance Program.
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