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Courses to be finance-savvy

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In June 2010, I have no money and time to pursue a course in finance. What can I do? Instead of giving up to my dream to be able to understand finance, and share great values of having such a knowledge with my loved ones and many others, I do the followings (perhaps you have done them, or could emulate me, grinned):

In a nutshell:
# Find the curricula of finance courses offered by reputable universities and institutes.
# Use the curricula as a framework to search for lectures, tutorials, case studies online or at local / regional / national libraries.
# Take part in professional exams e.g. CFA.
# Network and collaborate with those with experiences in finance.

Master of Finance offered by Princeton
(retrieved February 2010):
Fall Semester
ECO 362: Financial Investments
FIN 501/ORF 514: Asset Pricing I: Pricing Models and Derivatives
FIN 505/ORF 505: Modern Regression and Applied Time Series
Spring Semester
FIN 502: Corporate Finance and Financial Accounting
FIN 503/ORF 515: Asset Pricing II: Stochastic Calculus and Advanced Derivatives
FIN 504/ORF 504: Financial Econometrics
P.S. Princeton’s Master in Finance program is highly quantitative.

Best Business Schools Specialty Rankings: Finance(Ranked in 2009)
1 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
2 University of Chicago (Booth)
3 New York University (Stern)
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
5 Stanford University
6 Columbia University
7 University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)
8 University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
9 Harvard University
10 Northwestern University (Kellogg)
Retrieved from: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/finance
P.S. ddziabenko said “If you wanted to go into Financial engineering, you’d go to Princeton. If you wanted to do mainstream Finance (ie. I-banking, investment management, private wealth, etc..), Wharton is a better place for you.”
OK, Blueroselady (in June 2010) is not going to any of these school at this moment, but am I wrong to aspire to be as good as their graduates? BIG DREAM!

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Written by blueroselady

June 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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  1. Like your blog I will check your site later again.

    hary p

    June 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm


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