Meet David Stowe

Online Master of Financial Economic | Videos

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I think one thing we really try to focus

 

 

on in Ohio universities MFE is kind of

 

 

the marriage of academics with practice

 

 

and that’s really difficult depending on

 

 

what type of school you go to you’re

 

 

either going to get a very concentrated

 

 

academic style program and usually that

 

 

would be an economics program through or

 

 

a financial economics program through an

 

 

economics department or you’ll get a

 

 

very practically oriented program

 

 

through a Business School and there’s

 

 

obviously some crossover between those

 

 

two things but one thing we do here at

 

 

Ohio University is we really have a

 

 

partnership between our economics

 

 

department which houses our MFE program

 

 

and our Business School which houses our

 

 

finance program and we really try to

 

 

integrate both sides I guess I’m the

 

 

academic and practical spectrum to try

 

 

to give students a little better

 

 

perspective on what it is that they’re

 

 

actually learning so it’s not just a

 

 

pure academic program it’s not just a

 

 

pure practical program you can get the

 

 

flavor of both sides and try to figure

 

 

out how to integrate those two things

 

 

together I think we have two types of

 

 

students that really come into the

 

 

program technically oriented students

 

 

and non technically oriented students

 

 

for the most part those students are

 

 

either business students that learn a

 

 

lot about finance and learn a lot about

 

 

business or their you know mathematics

 

 

students or engineering students that

 

 

learn a lot about math and modeling and

 

 

computer programming that kind

 

 

and it’s really difficult at the

 

 

undergraduate level to kind of marry the

 

 

two sides of academics and practicality

 

 

or technicals and industry knowledge or

 

 

something like that but the MFE program

 

 

really tries to focus on is taking this

 

 

two sides and putting them together so

 

 

if you have a technical background and

 

 

you go into an MFA program you’re kind

 

 

of prepared for the technical side we

 

 

are not necessarily know the industry

 

 

side of it so you can increase your

 

 

level of knowledge about about the

 

 

industry by participating in the MFE

 

 

vice versa if you have industry

 

 

knowledge coming out of the business

 

 

program or even undergraduate economics

 

 

program in some places you can come into

 

 

the program and you can develop their

 

 

skills on the technical side so we

 

 

really try to put those two things

 

 

together and I think it’s really

 

 

difficult coming out of an undergraduate

 

 

program alone to really know everything

 

 

you need to know going into very

 

 

high-level jobs in the finance industry

 

 

so once you go through a master’s degree

 

 

program you get to practice that stuff

 

 

to know that stuff a little bit better

 

 

and then hopefully graduate the other

 

 

side and be a little bit more successful

 

 

you

 

 

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