July 2020 – Baruch MFE student Yuanxin Kevin Zheng won 3rd place in the inaugural Citadel Aperture Competition, out of 161 competitors. The competition enabled the participants to create and manage a $60 million long-short equity portfolio, receiving real market performance feedback.
– The Baruch MFE Program wins the Ninth International Association of Quantitative Finance (IAQF) Student Competition
; news article from Baruch MFE
May 2020 – All-time record placement for the December 2019 – May 2020 Baruch MFE graduates: 30 of 30 (100% placement three months after graduation; 93% placement at graduation)
First Year Base Salary and Sign-On Bonus:
Employers (some with multiple hires; selected): AQR, Bank of America, Barclays, Beacon Platform, BlackRock, Citadel, Credit Suisse, Cubist, Goldman Sachs, IMC Trading, Millennium, Morgan Stanley, Point72, Quantitative Brokers, Societe Generale, Squarepoint Capital, TD Securities, UBS
February 2020 – The Baruch MFE Program won first place in the 2020 Rotman International Trading Competition; news article from Baruch College.
February 2020 – The Baruch MFE Program was ranked Number 3 worldwide in the Risk Net 2020 Quant Finance Master’s Guide.
December 2019 – The Baruch MFE Program publishes its first 5th Year Career Development Report and is featured in The Wall Street Journal (PDF).
January 2019 – The Baruch MFE was ranked Number 3 worldwide in theRisk Net 2019 Quant Finance Master’s Guide; news article from Baruch College.
December 2018 – The Baruch MFE Program was ranked Number 2 in the Quantnet 2019 Ranking of Best Financial Engineering Programs; news article from Baruch College.
November 2018 – Baruch was #1 in the Top 25 Schools for Data Science at Master Program level, ranked by average score on the Correlation One Data Science Professionals Exam administered to over 20,000 candidates. Every student scored above the global average, and over half scored in the top 10% of all test-takers. News article from Baruch College.
September 2018 – Baruch MFE student Xiangtian (Forest) Deng was on the winning team (out of 30 teams) at the 2018 Columbia Data Science Hackathon which took place on September 29–30 at Columbia University. His team constructed a bitcoin trading algorithm by using an ensemble of machine learning algorithms — XGBoost, ARIMA, LSTM, and NLP — to predict market price.
December 2017 – The Baruch MFE Program was ranked Number 1 in the Quantnet 2018 Ranking of Best Financial Engineering Programs; news article from Baruch College.
September 2017 – The Baruch MFE team placed 3rd out of 32 teams in the New York Datathon presented by Citadel and Citadel Securities in partnership with Correlation One.
June 2017 – The Baruch MFE Program wins the Sixth International Association of Quantitative Finance (IAQF) Student Competition, the third consecutive year the Baruch MFE Program won this competition; news article from Baruch College and Baruch MFE.