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Columbia University (Columbia Engineering)

Quality
0.58
Post-master’s salaries
$106,833
% of teaching conducted remotely
The campus has opened, and classes are conducted in person. Students can select to engage online if they wish.
Url
https://www.risk.net/quantitative-finance/7719706/quant-guide-2021-columbia-university-columbia-engineering
Teaching staff
34
Salary ($)
106833
Description
Columbia’s Master of Science in Financial Engineering re-enters the Quant Guide this year, ranking at sixth place. The programme is directed by Sauma Capital’s Ali Hirsa and by quantitative finance pioneer , co-author of one of the first interest rate models (Black-Derman-Toy) and numerous seminal papers on model risk. The Columbia MS programme is housed in the department of industrial engineering and operations research, and is highly popular among would-be students – there were 1,114 applications to join the current cohort. In all, 121 offers were extended to the pool of applicants, and 119 accepted them, which gives the programme the highest offer-holder acceptance rate in the Quant Guide, at 98.3%. After successful completion, the course has a graduate employment rate of 95%. Average graduate compensation is $106,833. The school has made a range of adjustments to the programme in response to Covid-19. The MS reports offering staggered matriculation dates, extending virtual office hours and providing courses “around the clock”.
Rank
6
Offers accepted
119
Programme director
Emanuel Derman, Ali Hirsa
Address
New York City, US
Title
Quant Guide 2021: Columbia University (Columbia Engineering)
Applications received
1,114
Full-time students
85
Accept. rate
0.11
salary_descrepancy
13415
Visiting staff teaching hours
sheetnames
Academia
0
Students accepting
0.7
Class size
85
Staff to Students
0.4
peer_assessment
3.8
Average Citations
3308.6
Programme duration
1 or 1.5 years
Homework hours
Offers made
121
Application deadline date
2020/01/05
tuition
79056
employment_descrepancy
0.03
Average class size
85
Most-cited lecturers
Ward Whitt: 7157 citations Donald Goldfarb: 5407 citations Daniel Bienstock: 1776 citations Garud Iyengar: 1486 citations Agostino Capponi: 717 citations
Ranking
19
Other
0
Consulting
0
Industry-affiliated teaching staff
23
Graduates employed in
Other: 100%
emplm_rate_grad
0.69
Industry-affiliated lecturers
0.68
International students
77
class_descrepancy
0
% of take-home/remote exams
emplm_rate_3_month_aft
0.98
Remuneration
0.5
avr_start_salary_bonus
120248
Employment rate
0.95
Teaching hours
468
Reputation
0.98
Part-time students
cohort_size
85
Asset Management
0
Gender balance of teaching staff
91.2% male, 8.8% female
Banking
0
missing_data
3
avr_gre_quant
169
Website
https://msfe.ieor.columbia.edu/
Fintech
0
Fees
$79,056
Final
0.69
Gender balance of students
60% male, 40% female
Empl. rate
0.95
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