[FAM-news] Oxford University Master's in Financial Economics (fwd)

Walter Schachermayer by way of Andreas Schamanek schamane at fam.tuwien.ac.at
Tue Mar 7 15:55:53 CET 2006

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From: Walter Schachermayer
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Von: Howard Jones [mailto:howard.jones at said-business-school.oxford.ac.uk]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 07. März 2006 15:24
Betreff: Oxford University Master's in Financial Economics

Dear Colleague,

I would like to bring to the attention of your students a new master's
programme at Oxford University: the Master's in Financial Economics (MFE).
It is an intensive nine-month programme taught jointly by the Economics
Department and the Finance Faculty at the Saïd Business School.

We want to attract applicants who are in the final year of an undergraduate
degree. The programme is also aimed at students who have a few years' work
experience after their first degree. We are particularly looking for
candidates with very strong quantitative skills, whatever the subject of
their first degree.

The inaugural MFE class of 70 students began in October and is now half-way
through the programme. They are an exceptional group of individuals
including six Rhodes Scholars and one Marshall Scholar, as well as employees
from government finance ministries, the IMF, and top investment banks. They
have an average GMAT of 730 which, to my knowledge, is higher than for any
comparable programme. We expect that most who graduate from the programme
will pursue careers in the financial services sector, although there is also
a research track leading to a doctoral degree.  There is more information

 <http://www.sbs.oxford.edu/mfeweb> www.sbs.oxford.edu/mfeweb

What would be the best way to reach students in your department?  I enclose
information sheets which you can print off or forward to students, and a
poster which can be put on a notice-board. I would also be happy to mail you
a hard copy of the poster. Please could you let me know if you would like me
to do this or confirm to me if you forward this message to your students.

I would be delighted to answer any questions you, your colleagues or your
students may have on this programme.

Yours faithfully,

Howard Jones, Programme Director

Master's in Financial Economics

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288849

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