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Amit in Southfield, Michigan

124 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.



DD in Iowa City, Iowa

122 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.


Amit in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

122 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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