Review Comment

[IEOR E4724] Introduction to Structured Products

January 19, 2011

Kani, Iraj
[IEOR E4724] Introduction to Structured Products

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Took this class last year and lets just say although Iraj is a great lecturer and definitely knows his stuff inside out (you can tell from what he does in industry). The class is interesting ONLY IF YOU ARE OR WANT TO BE A QUANT. Personally I wish I had never taken this class. Assignments are done in groups of 4 and each take a long long time to complete. Do not be fooled by the prospect of no exams - these assignments are hardcore and require an in depth knowledge of the subject. The TA's are not fair in grading although I do not think many people ended up with lower than a B- in the course. I put in considerable effort and had a great team of programmers, yet we only managed a B. I can say I learnt a lot, but do not think i will ever use what i learnt. Moreover than that the stuff is just boring.

Workload:

LOTS OF WORK. Assignments take a very very long time, make sure you have a solid background in other Quant related classes as there is a lot of assumed knowledge. No exams, but at the end of a tired semester you hope there was.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4724: Topics in Quantative Finance: Intro to Structure/Hybrid Prod Iraj Kani 2012 Spring T / 7:00- 9:20 PM 1
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4724: Topics in Quantative Finance: Intro to Structure/Hybrid Prod Iraj Kani 2011 Spring T / 6:50- 9:20 PM 1