I find it interesting and a little disturbing that there is so much interest about the University of Phoenix.
Let me ask a question. Suppose that someone were to tell you that the MBA from UoP would have *no benefit* to your career. You won’t make any more money, and you won’t get any new positions. Would you still do it?
I studied astrophysics for seven years. It became pretty obvious very quickly that I wasn’t going to get a traditional academic position, and it’s quite likely that I may never get an academic position. So what? I’d still do it because learning new stuff is *fun* and it made me a better human being.
Same with quantitative finance. I’m learning it partly because I’m interested in getting a Wall Street job, but if some oracle told me that I’d never get a Wall Street job because of what I’m learning, I’d still learn it anyway, because again it is *cool* math and it makes me a better person.