My undergrad is math and my university offers a masters of science in...

MPmaster
MPmaster

My undergrad is math and my university offers a masters of science in "Stochastic Processes in Finance and Insurance"

Is this a good degree?

For those who haven't done math stochastic processes are basically random processes like stock prices.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@MPmaster

no math is not a good degree

Illusionz
Illusionz

@MPmaster
literally having insurance in your degree title.
You don't know what an actuary is, do you?

Fuck the degree - you're an uneducated fuck. Failure is guaranteed.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Illusionz
I know what an actuary is. I have passed 5 of the core technical exams, retard.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Lunatick
I passed my cock through your mom's pussy over 5 times and then finally came inside her, faggot

don't ever talk to my friend like that again

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Lunatick
I have passed 5 of the core technical exams, retard.
So you already know what career you want to pursue, and yet you didn't mention it in the OP?

Makes perfect sense. We can totally help you when you give us incomplete information.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Methnerd
I don't want to become an actuary though. I sat the exams because I knew most of the material and found a lot of it interesting. I'm interested in getting a career in trading, or anything that relies heavily on financial mathematics really. It seems like this degree is closest to what I'm after.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Firespawn
Shut the fuck up and leave

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Firespawn
is your undergrad a top 15?

if not, don't waste your time.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Firespawn

Learn python and machine learning algorithms. Finance world can't find enough of those people right now.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@BlogWobbles
Nope, but undergrad doesn't really matter for university rankings so long as it's not from a third world country. University rankings are only important for post graduate stuff.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@RumChicken
I've definitely been meaning to get on that. Have any advice on where to start? Only programming experience I have is in Java, R, SAS

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@StonedTime
undergrad doesnt matter
whoever told you that is from a third world cuntry.

It matters a lot more than you think.

Try to go to a better school. Look into Financial Engineering programs.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@BinaryMan
Fair enough. My university is the best in my country (NZ) but only ranked in the top 200 world wide. Do you think it would be worth going into debt to study overseas in Europe or the States?

Pretty sure I could get in. My 4 years of math/stats courses are all A+.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@BunnyJinx
Not sure how much money you can make trading kiwi's.

If you want to work in Europe, get a degree in Europe. If you want to work in the states, get one in the states.

A degree from a top ranked school from either EU or US will take you farther as you will have more options down the line. Just be sure this is what you want. The financial/mental commitment is going to be rough.

If you want an easy neet life, just be an actuary. It's almost the same as working in risk at a bank but with less stress.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@BunnyJinx
And with those stats, you should definitely have a shot at some top programs.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Firespawn
there is a niche field called topological data analysis, but that is if you did topology, which is wholly unapplicable to the work actuaries do.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Illusionz
@Supergrass
Really appreciate the advice user. Fortunately I also have Irish citizenship so might consider doing the EU. Just need to find a good finance program there and any scholarships that I'd qualify for.

@Nude_Bikergirl
Did topology and analysis but honestly that's so boring. I'm more interested in advanced probability and finance, so I think financial mathematics is the way to go. Really sucks being born in an irrelevant island nation.

takes2long
takes2long

@Lord_Tryzalot
wow that is the opposite of most math students. most math students LOATHE statistics and probabilities. Maybe machine learning might interest you, machine learning is basically statistics. It seems like you are in the right field and it suits your interest, also consider going to hong kong,china or singapore alongwith learning mandarin.

likme
likme

@takes2long
Funnily enough am learning mandarin now. About 2 years of learning. My goal is to work in Taipei or HK one day. Never thought that'd be a place for stats though?

SniperGod
SniperGod

@likme
where there are finance/markets there are stats.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@RumChicken
python

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@MPmaster
Why would you do a Masters and Undergrad in the same institution?

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