Please use your statement of academic purpose to address the following:
•Why do you want to study the mathematics of finance, and why do you want to do it in Columbia University’s Mathematics of Finance program?
•How have your activities since finishing high school prepared you to study the mathematics of finance?
•How have you satisfied the mathematics, statistics, and programming prerequisites listed above? We often spend an inordinate amount of time sifting through the application to figure this out. List mathematics, statistics, computer science, and programming courses you have taken, and list projects and activities where you have used these skills. If you have acquired some of this knowledge by self-study, then you may ask one or more of the people who write reference letters for you to comment on it.
Please do not write about your childhood, your family’s struggles, or the performance of your personal investment portfolio.
(Additional Requirements: Don’t need to provide the same information if it appears on my resume. However, I will provide my resume as one of additional materials.)
If you need more information, please email me ASAP. I may ask you to edit or rework, if you do not follow my instructions.