My long-term career goal is to found my own financial company that specializes in applying advanced analytics tools to solve complex financial problems. Having worked as a financial analytics analyst for more than 6 months at EnovaFinancial, a Chicago-based consumer online financing company, I reinforce my passion towards financial analytics. Ranging from basic data query and reporting to predictive modeling and optimization, data analytics has assumed an important role in today’s financial services industry. Mastering data analytics could help financial institutions acquire the relevant information in the shortest amount of time and make the informed decisions afterwards. Since personal loan industry is only the niche of financial services, I would like to broaden my horizon of the financial knowledge by gaining a deeper understanding of its principle and its application to meet my long-term goal. Entering a full-time master in finance program therefore becomes the best option for me.
Among all the programs available, I firmly believe that the Master in Finance program at Princeton University will be the ideal preparation for my career because of its strong emphasis on quantitative techniques with practical business problem solving. The core courses offered by the program will help me build concrete foundation in financial theories and computational methods; the elective courses, such as Forecasting and Time Series Analysis, will further enhance my modeling techniques for