It looks like Toronto is your best bet unless you really want to live somewhere else for a while.
I have admission offers from UToronto MA (Reg. stream; notified last Thursday by email) and Cambridge (MPhil A; notified today by email)
My biggest concern is that Cambridge seems like it will by way harder than U of T. My undergrad program was very light on math, and I feel under-prepared.
-I will most likely NOT pursue a PhD, so it matters which school looks better to non-academic employers
-I am from Toronto and plan on living and working there after my MA
-Cost is not an issue
Thanks so much!
If you are not going for a PhD and you plan on living in Toronto. I would definitely go to Toronto. I can confirm to you from experience that you do not need to be that heavily prepared in math. Roughly, you need to know, or be prepared to learn quickly, the level of math in Simon and Blume and certainly not all of it.
I would also imagine that it would look better to prospective Canadian employers, and you have the advantage of being able to more easily look for work in Toronto if you go to school there.
I am a Cambridge Option B student. The level of mathematics required is quite high. In particular with econometrics and macroeconomics.
You will be expected to use and understand eigen-values, eigen-vectors and matrix alegebra.
You will be given a three week mathematics prepation and you will get up to speed quite quickly with the mathematics - however it is tough.
If you want to work in Toronto I believe that it is better to go to the UoT. UoT is the highest rated university of Canada and you'll be able to find a job in a Graduate programme while at the programme. The logistics of interviews are not easy at all!
Last edited by mpleportals; 03-09-2009 at 03:38 PM.
I imagine, though, that U of T would still be a good bet.
Canuckonomist, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto '14
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