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Degree:Master in Finance (M.F.)
Program Description:Princetonís M.F. program emphasizes financial economics in addition to financial engineering and computational methods. Graduates focus on fundamental quantitative tools from economic theory, probability, statistics, optimization and computer science. The program combines courses from the department of economics, the department of operations research and financial engineering, the department of computer science, and others.
Program Age:9 years
Term:Can be completed in either two or four semesters
Class Size:In 2008, 650 completed applications were received, and admission was offered to 40 applicants (7 percent); 30 enrolled (75 percent).
Placement:More than 90 percent of the 2008 graduating students received offers of full-time employment as of April 2008. Firms hiring from the program include JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Citadel Investments, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
Director:Yacine Ait-Sahalia. Ait-Sahalia received a Ph.D. in finance and econometrics from MIT in 1993 and has served as director of the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton since 1998.
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