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Linda Kreitzman, MFE Executive Director, speaks to the incoming class

By Christina Henri, MFE Admissions   |   Jul 23, 2013
Our application cycle is long, and we often begin working with students a year or more before they come to Berkeley to start the program.  We believe that there is always time for our students to prepare for th...

Profile of an MFE13 Graduate and example of perseverance

By lindakmfehaas   |   Jun 21, 2013
At Haas, we understand that the success of our program is also based on how well our students do post MFE. Today I am happy to introduce you to Victor Kong, a typical MFE13: hardworking, persistent and very inn...

New Opportunities for MFEs arise

By lindakmfehaas   |   May 09, 2013
The field of financial engineering is fascinating. More fascinating is the range of creative talent I have met for the last 14 years as executive director of the Master of Financial Engineering Program at the H...

To know or not to know is not an issue

By lindakmfehaas   |   May 07, 2013
Knowing what you want to do before enrolling in an MFE Program is not necessarily the best thing...We want to make sure our applicants understand we don't necessarily look for those who know what they want; we ...

My views on our students

By lindakmfehaas   |   May 06, 2013
Those of you who know me know I like bragging about our students! Clearly, the Berkeley MFE brings top notch students into this program. To give you an example of the types of students we look for, I thought I ...

Opportunities to Think About

By lindakmfehaas   |   Jul 05, 2012
Opportunities are growing at the SEC, OCC, the OFR and the CFTC, and the jobs posted are extremely interesting and intellectually challenging for graduates from the best finance programs. In the current environ...

A Time NOT To Lament (by Linda Kreitzman)

By lindakmfehaas   |   May 29, 2012
Robert Reich, former US Secretary of labor, and Professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, wrote an article on “Graduates in for harsh lesson on ailing economy”  which was published...

On the Virtue of Patience

By lindakmfehaas   |   Feb 15, 2012
Dealing with MFE graduates means dealing with very smart and ambitious individuals who want to ascend the ladder right away. Sometimes, some new graduates do not fully realize that it takes time and knowledge o...