A new Ph.D student

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A new Ph.D student

Postby gottiti.samantha » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:56 am

Hey,

I just finished my undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Business Admin (Specialization in Economics), and was accepted to a Ph.D program in one of the top 20 Ivey league schools in the US. The Ph.D is going to be between 5-7 years long, and I will work in the Economics and Public Policy faculty. I just wished to know what courses I must focus on, and which computer skills must I accquire to make myself competitive enough for a quant job when I graduate. I know that mathematics is a big thing, I just wished to know what courses I MUST take, or atleast focus harder on to improve my chances post-Ph.D. Lastly, I know I'm young, just 20 to be exact, but I really want to be a quant, the immense demands of the job seem attractive. So please any answers would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Sam
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Re: A new Ph.D student

Postby mj » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:14 am

you need to find a professor in your faculty who does financial mathematics and work with them. Everything else is secondary.
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