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so how good is Waterloo's FARM anyway?

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I just heard from my dad that this program is too focus and there are too few jobs available?
Is that true?
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Yeah, Math/FARM sounds like a really sexy program by its name but it's really not that great. It doesn't offer many benefits over just doing Honours Math other than a couple reserved courses which if you asked politely, could probably take in Honours Math anyways.
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As someone in FARM, I'm not too sure what you mean by too focused. We offer two streams and the courses in the program cover a wide range of finance related fields including accounting, statistics, computation mathematics, optimization, computer science and economics to name a few.

Also, the program is great if you want to prepare for either a CFA designation or a PRM.

@immaculatedx: I would disagree based on the variety of courses taken, the recognition by employers in the co-op program and overall flexibility to combine with other financial programs. However, if you're not into finance (or maths in general), it might not be the best choice.
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