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Fall 2016

In the Fall of 2016, we had 167 registered students, of which 101 were full-time first-semester students, 61 were full-time third-semester students, and 5 were part-time. They took on average 1.8 elective courses each, to a total of 296 electives. Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 223
Statistics 43
Finance (B-school) 8
IEOR 6
Applied Mathematics 5
Other 11
Total 296

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

The 396 electives were made up of 32 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 3 or more MAFN students enrolled:

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G5280 Capital Markets and Investments
Mathematics G5320 Financial Risk Management and Regulation
Mathematics G5300 Hedge Fund Strategies and Risk
Mathematics G5340 Fixed Income Portfolio Management
Mathematics G5260 Programming for Quant and Comp Finance
Statistics W4261 Statistical Methods in Finance
Statistics W4205 Linear Regression Models
Mathematics G5510 MAFN Fieldwork
Statistics W4241 Statistical Machine Learning
Finance (Business School) B7377D Value Investing
Finance (Business School) B8306 Capital Markets and Investments

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

In addition to these approved electives, some students also took courses that do not count towards the degree, such as undergraduate programming courses.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

Spring 2016

In the Spring of 2016, we had 89 registered students, of which 77 were full-time and 12 were part-time. This was an unusually small class – because the number of new students entering in the fall of 2015 was unusually small.

The students took on average 1.4 elective courses each, to a total of 124 electives. These numbers do not include courses that are not approved as electives.

Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 84
Statistics 27
Finance (B-school) 9
Other 4
Total 124

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

The 124 electives were made up of 25 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 3 or more MAFN students enrolled:

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G4078 Multi-Asset Portfolio Management
Mathematics G4075 Math Methods – Financial Price Analysis
Mathematics G4079 Non-Linear Option Pricing
Mathematics G4074 Programming for Quant and Comp Finance
Statistics W4240 Data Mining
Statistics W4290 Statistical Methods in Finance
Statistics W4400 Statistical Machine Learning
Finance (B-School) B8368 Security Analysis
Finance (B-School) B8384 Equity Derivatives

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

Fall 2015

In the Fall of 2015, we had 142 registered students, of which 77 were full-time first-semester students, 50 were full-time third-semester students, and 15 were part-time. They took on average 1.9 elective courses each, to a total of 273 electives. Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 182
Statistics 65
IEOR 9
Comp Sci and OR 4
Accounting (B-School) 4
Finance (B-school) 3
Other 7
Total 273

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

The 373 electives were made up of 31 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 3 or more MAFN students enrolled:

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G4082 Risk Management and Regulation
Mathematics G4076 Capital Markets and Investments
Mathematics G4074 Programming for Quant and Comp Finance
Mathematics G4083 Fixed Income Portfolio Management
Statistics W4240 Data Mining
Mathematics G4073 Quantitative Methods in Investment Management
Mathematics G4080 Hedge Fund Strategies and Risk
Statistics W4400 Statistical Machine Learning
Statistics W4315 Linear Regression Models
Mathematics G4071 MAFN Fieldwork
Statistics W4290 Statistical Methods in Finance
IEOR E4071 Term Structure Modeling
Accounting B8008 Earnings Quality and Fundamental
IEOR E4732 Computational Methods – Derivatives
Statistics W4105 Probability

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

In addition to these approved electives, some students also took undergraduate programming courses that do not count towards the degree but will most likely be useful in their future careers.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

Spring 2015

In the Spring of 2015, we had 103 registered students, of which 87 were full-time and 16 were part-time. They took on average 1.7 elective courses each, to a total of 177 electives. The numbers include electives that are not approved or otherwise do not count towards the degree.

Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 96
Statistics 30
Finance (B-school) 19
Computer Science 8
IEOR 8
Economics 6
American Language 4
Other 6
Total 177

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

The 177 electives were made up of 40 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 3 or more MAFN students enrolled:

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G4078 Multi-Asset Portfolio Management
Mathematics G4075 Math Methods – Financial Price Analysis
Mathematics G4074 Programming for Quant and Comp Finance
Finance (B-School) B8308 Debt Markets
Statistics W4400 Statistical Machine Learning
Finance (B-School) B8384 Equity Derivatives
IEOR E4718 Intro – Implied Volatility Smile
Mathematics G4079 Non-Linear Option Pricing
Statistics W4315 Linear Regression Models
American Language Z0001 Listening and Speaking for International …
Computer Science W3101 Programming Language (Python)
Statistics W4151 Intro to Prob and Stats
Statistics W4240 Data Mining
Statistics W4290 Statistical Methods in Finance

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

Some of the courses listed above (specifically, Z0001 and W3101) are not approved electives and do not count towards the degree.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

Fall 2014

In the Fall of 2014, we had 170 registered students, of which 87 were full-time first-semester students, 54 were full-time third-semester students, and 29 were part-time. They took on average 1.9 elective courses each, to a total of 317 electives. Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 182
Statistics 84
Finance (B-school) 18
Comp Sci and OR 8
Continuing Education 8
IEOR 7
Accounting (B-School) 4
Economics 3
Other 3
Total 317

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

The 317 electives were made up of 47 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 3 or more MAFN students enrolled:

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G4076 Capital Markets and Investments
Mathematics G4073 Quantitative Methods in Investment Management
Mathematics G4080 Hedge Fund Strategies and Risk
Mathematics G4074 Programming for Quant and Comp Finance
Statistics W4290 Statistical Methods in Finance
Statistics W4240 Data Mining
Statistics W4400 Statistical Machine Learning
Comp Sci and OR W4231 Analysis of Algorithms I
Statistics G6507 Stochastic Controls and Applications in Finance
Continuing Education K4846 Quantitative Risk Management
Statistics W4315 Linear Regression Models
Accounting (B-School) B8008 Earnings Quality and Fundamental
Finance (B-School) B7308 Debt Markets

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

In addition to these approved electives, some students also took undergraduate programming courses that do not count towards the degree but will most likely be useful in their future careers.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

Spring 2014

In the Spring of 2014, we had 132 registered students, of which 94 were full-time and 38 were part-time. They took on average 1.3 elective courses each, to a total of 176 electives. That is fewer than in the past, because for the first time, a substantial number of full time students were planning to complete the program in three rather than two semesters.

Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 68
Statistics 40
Finance (B-school) 27
IEOR 24
Economics 7
Accounting (B-School) 2
Applied Mathematics 2
Business Economics 2
Other 4
Total 176

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

The 176 electives were made up of 47 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 3 or more MAFN students enrolled:

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G4075 Math Methods – Financial Price Analysis
Statistics W4240 Data Mining
Mathematics G4078 Multi-Asset Portfolio Management
IEOR E4732 Computational Methods – Derivatives
Statistics W4315 Linear Regression Models
Finance (B-School) B8384 Equity Derivatives
IEOR E4710 Term Structure Modeling
Economics W4415 Game Theory
Finance (B-School) B7377 Value Investing
Finance (B-School) B8308 Debt Markets
Finance (B-School) B8323 Factor Investing
Statistics W4249 Applied Data Science
Statistics W4400 Statistical Machine Learning

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

In addition to these approved electives, some students also took undergraduate programming courses that do not count towards the degree but will most likely be useful in their future careers.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

Fall 2013

In the Fall of 2013, we had 137 registered students, of which 94 were full-time and 43 were part-time. They took on average 1.5 elective courses each, to a total of 200 electives. Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 137
Statistics 35
Finance (B-school) 12
IEOR 5
Economics 4
Accounting (B-School) 3
Other 4
Total 200

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

The 200 electives were made up of 30 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 2 or more MAFN students enrolled:

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G4076 Capital Markets and Investments
Mathematics G4073 Quantitative Methods in Investment Management
Mathematics G4078 Multi-Asset Portfolio Management
Statistics W4240 Data Mining
Statistics W4315 Linear Regression Models
Statistics W4400 Statistical Machine Learning
Finance (B-School) B8306 Capital Markets and Investments
IEOR E4404 Simulation
Accounting (B-school) B7009 Financial Statement Analysis
Economics W4412 Advanced Econometrics
Finance (B-School) B7307 Advanced Corporate Finance
IEOR E6613 Optimization I
Mathematics G4151 Analysis and Probability I
Statistics W4290 Statistical Methods in Finance

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

Spring 2013

In the Spring of 2013, we had 103 registered students (as of some particular date), of which 68 were full-time and 35 were part-time. They took on average a little less than two elective courses each, to a total of 195 electives. Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 43
Statistics 43
IEOR 35
Finance (B-school) 26
Economics 16
Computer Science 12
International Affairs 10
Other 10
Total 195

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

There is an astonishing variety behind these numbers. The 195 electives are actually made up of 59 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 5 or more MAFN students enrolled (as of some particular date):

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G6190 Obstacle Problems
Mathematics G4076 Capital Markets and Investments
IEOR E4718 Intro – Implied Volatility Smile
Statistics W4315 Linear Regression Models
Finance (B-school) B9301 Equity Derivatives and Related
Statistics W4400 Statistical Machine Learning
Decision and Risk Analysis B8837 PhD – Risk Management
International Affairs U6022 Economics of Finance
Computer Science W4772 Machine Learning
Statistics W4240 Data Mining
Economics W4415 Game Theory
IEOR E4500 Applications Programming for FE
IEOR E4710 Term Structure Modeling
IEOR E4722 Computational Methods – Derivatives Pricing

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

Fall 2012

In the Fall of 2012, we had 120 registered students (as of some particular date), of which 72 were full-time and 48 were part-time. They took on average 1.7 elective courses each, to a total of 208 electives. Here is the distribution across departments and schools:

Department / School Count
Mathematics 139
Statistics 38
Finance (B-school) 8
IEOR 8
Computer Science 4
International Affairs 3
Applied Mathematics 2
Computer Science and OR 2
Other 4
Total 208

The category “Mathematics” includes finance electives offered by the MAFN program.

The 208 electives were made up of 32 different courses.

Here is a list of all electives with 2 or more MAFN students enrolled (as of some particular date):

Department / School Course Course Title
Mathematics G4075 Mathematical Methods – Financial Price Analysis
Mathematics G4073 Quantitative Methods in Investment Management
Statistics W4315 Linear Regression Models
Mathematics G4076 Capital Markets and Investments
Mathematics G4077 Computational Finance
Finance (B-school) B6302 Capital Markets and Investments
Computer Science and OR W4231 Analysis of Algorithms I
Statistics W4240 Data Mining
Finance (B-school) B8309 Derivatives
IEOR E6613 Optimization I
IEOR E6711 Stochastic Modeling I
IEOR E4722 Algorithmic Trading

Note: There is no guarantee that these particular courses will be offered in the future. There is no guarantee that any particular student will be able to secure a seat in any of these courses.

To look up specific classes, go to the Directory of Classes.

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