The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program was named among the top 10 quantitative finance programs in the nation for a second time by Advanced Trading magazine.
Berkeley MFE Program also made the top 10 list in 2008, the first year Advanced Trading published its ranking. Advanced Trading is a magazine and Web site that covers stock trading trends and technology strategies. Its list does not rank the elite programs against each other.
A profile of the Berkeley MFE Program notes it is among the few financial engineering programs offered by a business school, teaching students about computational finance within the context of business and economics.
The schools were selected by five judges: Scott R. Burrill, a partner and managing director at Rosenblatt Securities; David Leinweber, founder of two tech firms and a fellow in finance at Haas, who was not allowed to vote for Berkeley-Haas; Michael Levas, founder, senior managing principal, and director of trading for Olympian Capital Management; Unson Allen, VP and global head of recruiting for Knight Capital Group; and Lou Ricci, a headhunter for the Hagan-Ricci Group.
Updated 6.18.2012: The MFE program was also featured in the Financial Times Financial Training Special Report on June 18, 2012.