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Amit in Southfield, Michigan

104 months ago


I am a logistics engineer who performs quantitative analysis using Access,Excel,VBA & SAS. Am also fond of simulations and optimization. I do have a keen interest in financial quantitative analysis.
I currently possess a MS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and would like to get some advice on how i can make it big iN the finance sector as a quantitative analyst.
My company will pay for an MBA but i am already 30. Is there an age restriction to join this field?

Any help is much appreciated.


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DD in Iowa City, Iowa

103 months ago

Working as a computer programmer is not the same as working as a quantitative analyst. I'd suggest you sell yourself as someone with good computer skills who can implement models. A PhD is basically a requirement to get in the door for model building.

Starting an MBA at 30 is not unusual in the least.

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Amit in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

103 months ago

Thanks DD....appreciate your response....Was wondering if your could give me a realistic estimate of salaries in the field. Also is there any way i could get into the field with an MBA degree?


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