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North Carolina State University

Quality
0.57
Post-master’s salaries
Mean $89,513 median: $90,000
% of teaching conducted remotely
60%
Url
https://www.risk.net/quantitative-finance/7719666/quant-guide-2021-north-carolina-state-university
Teaching staff
23
Salary ($)
89513
Description
North Carolina State University’s Financial Mathematics master’s programme continues to punch above its weight in the latest iteration of ’s Quant Guide, ranking at 13 place, ahead of many more storied institutions – a product of its excellent student:staff ratio and powerhouse research score. It has, like many of its peers, experienced coronavirus-related setbacks this year. A number of international students weren’t able to enrol because of travel restrictions, says programme director and mathematics professor Tao Pang, and some chose to defer their places. However, it has still managed to grow: 58 offers were extended to 273 applicants, and 44 of those offers were accepted. This gives the programme an impressive offer-holder acceptance rate of over 75%. Nevertheless, just 17 offer holders ended up enrolling as full-time students. Pang calls this blow to what could have been a bumper intake the “biggest impact” the virus has had on the programme thus far. “In-person events, both formal and informal, are important in helping students acclimate, share knowledge and form a cohesive identity as a cohort,” adds Pang. “We’ve had to be creative to foster these outcomes in other ways.” He says that the programme has moved a number of events online, including roundtables, social events and alumni ‘visits’. Cannily, the programme has also moved to provide additional training in remote interviewing and in giving virtual presentations. Such skills will come in handy over the next few months, says Pang, while a majority of white-collar work still takes place from home. A new course that has been incorporated focuses on investment in financial markets, with material on: stock, bonds and derivatives valuation; investment strategy; and portfolio performance evaluation. A new instructor, hired this autumn, is assistant professor Andrew Papanicolaou, formerly of New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. Papanicolaou specialises in machine learning and data science with applications in finance, Pang tells .
Rank
13
Offers accepted
44
Programme director
Tao Pang
Address
Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Title
Quant Guide 2021: North Carolina State University
Applications received
273
Full-time students
17
Accept. rate
0.21
salary_descrepancy
5397
Visiting staff teaching hours
2 hours per week on average
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Academia
0.01
Students accepting
0.29
Class size
20
Staff to Students
1.35
peer_assessment
2.5
Average Citations
5993.6
Programme duration
18 months
Homework hours
20 hours per week
Offers made
58
Application deadline date
2020/01/31
tuition
58497
employment_descrepancy
0.06
Average class size
20
Most-cited lecturers
David Dickey: 22875 citations Kazufumi Ito: 3293 citations Peter Bloomfield: 1406 citations James Wilson: 1306 citations Paul Fackler: 1088 citations
Ranking
300
Other
0.21
Consulting
0.24
Industry-affiliated teaching staff
4
Graduates employed in
Banking: 37.1% asset management: 9.5% consulting: 23.8% fintech: 7.6% academia: 1% other: 21%
emplm_rate_grad
0.68
Industry-affiliated lecturers
0.17
International students
10
class_descrepancy
3
% of take-home/remote exams
60%
emplm_rate_3_month_aft
1
Remuneration
0.4
avr_start_salary_bonus
94910
Employment rate
0.94
Teaching hours
15 during semesters, 4 during summer
Reputation
0.56
Part-time students
Empty
cohort_size
17
Asset Management
0.1
Gender balance of teaching staff
82% male, 18% female
Banking
0.37
missing_data
9
avr_gre_quant
168
Website
https://financial.math.ncsu.edu/
Fintech
0.08
Fees
In-state (for North Carolina residents): $32,509 out-of-state and international: $58,498
Final
0.51
Gender balance of students
70% male, 30% female
Empl. rate
0.94
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