World Quant University

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  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

  2. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I was really interested in WorldQuant when I first learned about it but realized I did not have the math background to succeed in that program (and their pre-admission math test made that clear.) Cool that it's continuing to evolve.
     
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  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Someone just shared their diploma on LinkedIn. They said they started in 2018. image_be52abb0-0891-4dee-909f-ae153018a02920210331_151936.jpg
     
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  4. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    I just might as well!
     
  5. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

    Finally, passed the test!
    But I don't think I am able to take a class soon :/
     
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  6. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Congratulation my friend! Can you share the questions? ;)
     
  7. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    In the application for the Data Science module, they provide some sample questions you must pass for admission. I assume they're a similar level of difficulty:

    Technical Assessment
    • Let f(w) = 2w^3 - 5. What is f(4)?
    • Let f(w) = 2w^3 - 5. Let z = 2. What is f(z)?
    • Let g(x) = cos(x/2) - 3x. Let f(x) = 2x + 5. What is g(f(x))?
    • Let f(x) = tan(x) - 2/x. Let g(x) = x^2 + 8. What is f(x)*g(y)?
    • What is the derivative of x^2 - x + 3 at the point x = 5?
    • What is the value of x where x^2 - x + 3 is a minimum?
    • In Python, what is returned when evaluating [n for n in range(10) if n % 2]?
    • In Python, what kind of error is returned by the following code? (e.g. NameError, ValueError, IOError, etc.) def my_func(n1, n2): return n1 + n2 my_func(1, 2, 3)
    • What is returned by datetime(1970, 1, 1).strftime('%Y-%d-%B') in Python?

    This resource also mentions the specific prep materials the student used: https://www.thomastiveron.com/2019/11/01/worldquant-university-quantitative-proficiency-test/
     
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  8. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Thank you so much!
     
  9. eriehiker

    eriehiker Active Member

    This is why I think that accreditation is kind of secondary for World Quant. I think that the program would beat mere mortals to a pulp.
     
  10. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Still better than ASIC, right?
     
  11. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Do you know if it's physical or electronic?
     
  12. datby98

    datby98 Member

    Thanks a lot Dustin. Though I still have problems to well understanding the term "financial engineering" comparing with economic data analysis, it seems they do have their certain level of admission criteria.
     
  13. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure graduates will get a hard copy in the mail. Some schools also have the option to receive an electronic copy through services such as Parchment. Typically, only MOOCs issue electronic only certificates.
     
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  14. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

    It is college-level calculus and statistics. If you get an A, I believe it will be easy for you.
    You can take the test, if you fail you can retake it after 30 days. The next test will be very similar to the previous one.
     
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  15. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Already passed :D
     
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