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Baruch MFE Program – First Place in the 2015 IAQF Academic Case Competition

The Baruch MFE team won the Fourth Annual International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) Academic Student Competition. In a competition of 25 teams from 17 programs, Baruch MFE students researched and wrote a paper on developing a product which can be used to reduce the...

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Dr. Andrew Lesniewski named Curriculum Director of the Baruch MFE Program

  Professor Andrew Lesniewski, a renowned expert on interest rate modeling and celebrated in particular as one of the originators of the SABR model, who joined the Baruch MFE Program and the mathematics department at Baruch College in August 2013 as tenured full professor, has...


Baruch MFE’s Team Wins Fourth Place in 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition

The Baruch College’s Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program won 4th place (out of 52 teams from 48 universities) at 11th Rotman International Trading Competition held in February 2014 in Toronto. This is the fourth year in a row a Baruch MFE team is in...


Dr. Jim Gatheral Named Presidential Professor at Baruch College

  April 11, 2013. It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Dr. Jim Gatheral of the Financial Engineering Masters Program at Baruch College was named Presidential Professor at Baruch College, City University of New York. Dr. Gatheral joined Baruch College in August...


Baruch MFE – Third year in a row in Top 3 at the Rotman International Trading Competition

  The Baruch Financial Engineering Program won 3rd place (out of 48 teams) at the Rotman International Trading Competition held in February 2013 at University of Toronto. This is the third year in a row a Baruch MFE team is in Top 3 at RITC...


Baruch MFE Program – Second Place in the 2012 IAFE Academic Case Competition

The Baruch MFE Program won second place in the IAFE Academic Case Competition, which was announced at the IAFE Annual Gala in February 2013. Having our students at the very top in both trading competitions (winning the Rotman International Trading Competition in 2012) and case...


Baruch MFE student JP Alonso – Second Place in the Metaquotes Automated Trading Championship 2012

  Baruch MFE student Juan Pablo Alonso (Baruch MFE’13) won second place in the 2012 Metaquotes Automated Trading Championship held from October 1st to December 28th, 2012, and a $25,000 money prize. Juan Pablo programmed a fully automated currency trading robot that ran without human...


The Baruch MFE Program Wins the 2012 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC)

The Baruch MFE students won the 2012 Rotman International Trading Competition. The Baruch MFE teams ranked first and fourth place out of 50 teams in the ninth annual Rotman International Trading Competition that took place in February 2012 at University of Toronto. Top Five: 1....


Baruch MFE Tenth Anniversary – September 2012

New York City – Over 200 people celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Financial Engineering Program at Baruch College on Monday, Sept 24, 2012. Recognized at the reception were major contributors to the success of the Baruch MFE Program, including alumni, faculty, friends from...

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Interview with Jim Gatheral of Baruch MFE

Jim Gatheral spent 17 years at Merrill Lynch in equity derivatives trading before joining the Baruch MFE program faculty full-time in

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Program Length
Three semesters; admission for Fall semester only

Tuition and Fees
For the entire program: $24,315 for NY state residents; $35,040 for out-of-state students, including international students

Application Deadlines
Round 1: November 15, 2015
Round 2: January 15, 2016
Round 3: February 15, 2016
Round 4: April 1, 2016

Employment Statistics December 2014 – May 2015
Placement Rate: 21 of 21
Starting Salary: High 180K; Low 85K; Median 100K; Average 111K

Admission Statistics – Fall 2015
565 applicants
57 admitted (10% admission rate)
43 enrolled (36 full-time, 7 part-time)

Median Test Scores
GRE Quant: 169
GRE Verbal: 158

Employment Reports
2013-2015 Baruch MFE Employment Report
2010-2012 Baruch MFE Employment Report

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This program has a great combination of theory and real life application. Even though I had solid math background taking the classes offered through MFE program I was able to solve difficult financial questions that I face in my day to day job.

A unique feature of this program is that it encourages the team work. That is very important when you are in the real work environment.

I haven's seen elsewhere such a great support...

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