Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Mac Juli, Nov 22, 2020.
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.
Someone just shared their diploma on LinkedIn. They said they started in 2018.
I just might as well!
Finally, passed the test!
But I don't think I am able to take a class soon :/
Congratulation my friend! Can you share the questions?
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:
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/
Thank you so much!
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.
Still better than ASIC, right?
Do you know if it's physical or electronic?
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.
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.
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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