Quant guide 2019: industry entrants face cultural ‘abyss’

Divide between industry and academia worries practitioners and professors

This article accompanies Risk.net’s updated guide to the world’s leading quantitative finance master’s programmes. The full guide and a ranking of the top 15 courses can be found here.

Quant finance master’s programmes are more popular than ever in number. But their proliferation belies a widely-held fear: namely, that a fundamental divide between academic theory and industry practice risks leaving graduates ill-prepared for the daily realities of working for a bank.

It’s not just industry

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