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Cornell University

Quality
0.61
Post-master’s salaries
$101,500
% of teaching conducted remotely
38% remote, 62% in person.
Url
https://www.risk.net/quantitative-finance/7719761/quant-guide-2021-cornell-university
Teaching staff
34
Salary ($)
101500
Description
Cornell’s New York-based Master in Engineering with Financial Engineering Concentration (MFE) programme, split across two campuses, is a persistent high scorer in Quant Guides. This year, it maintains the 9 place ranking it achieved in 2020, leapfrogging rival Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Science in Computational Finance, another dual-campus programme with a New York presence, which slips to 10 . For Cornell’s most recent programme, total applications have risen strongly, with the MFE reporting 874 this year, versus the previous year’s 737. The programme also extended fewer offers, with 149 given out this year versus last year’s 169, boosting its selectivity score. Fees have risen for the second year in a row, from $84,825 in the last Quant Guide to $87,870 today. The research score of the course’s faculty members has also been impressive over the last 12 months. Instructors such as statistician David Ruppert and computer science luminary David Williamson, for example, were both highly cited throughout 2020. Programme director and professor of practice Victoria Averbukh, formerly of Deutsche Bank, says that a raft of changes have been made to the degree’s structure in response to the coronavirus. Students based on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, she says, were able to take classes in a hybrid format. Those stationed in densely packed Manhattan, however, switched to entirely remote learning. The MFE’s large number of industry instructors, she adds, were provided with extra training in modifying their courses for online teaching. “The quality of the course delivery matters just as much as the content,” says Averbukh, adding that students have given favourable feedback on the programme’s efforts.
Rank
9
Offers accepted
41
Programme director
Victoria Averbukh
Address
Ithaca and New York City, New York, US
Title
Quant Guide 2021: Cornell University
Applications received
874
Full-time students
79
Accept. rate
0.17
salary_descrepancy
19460
Visiting staff teaching hours
12
sheetnames
Academia
0
Students accepting
0.53
Class size
45
Staff to Students
0.43
peer_assessment
3.6
Average Citations
4278
Programme duration
Fall-spring-fall, 3 semesters, ~42 weeks
Homework hours
30 hours per week
Offers made
149
Application deadline date
2020/01/12
tuition
87879
employment_descrepancy
0.05
Average class size
45
Most-cited lecturers
David Ruppert: 6055 citations David Shmoys: 4697 citations Sid Resnick: 4123 citations Adrian Lewis: 2847 citations David Williamson: 3668
Ranking
21
Other
0.86
Consulting
0
Industry-affiliated teaching staff
18
Graduates employed in
Fintech: 14% other: 86%
emplm_rate_grad
0.58
Industry-affiliated lecturers
0.53
International students
67
class_descrepancy
18
% of take-home/remote exams
Courses with in-person learning are expected to conduct regular in-person assessments.
emplm_rate_3_month_aft
0.9
Remuneration
0.38
avr_start_salary_bonus
120960
Employment rate
0.95
Teaching hours
112
Reputation
0.82
Part-time students
cohort_size
27
Asset Management
0
Gender balance of teaching staff
74% male, 26% female
Banking
0
missing_data
5
avr_gre_quant
168
Website
https://www.orie.cornell.edu/orie/cfem
Fintech
0
Fees
$87,870
Final
0.6
Gender balance of students
59% male, 41% female
Empl. rate
0.95
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