Career

Get Ready for Your Dream Job

When you decide to pursue a Master of Finance (MFin) degree, you’re choosing to enter a growing field with exciting career paths. Nearly half of all U.S. employers plan to hire job candidates with an MFin degree, making it worth the investment now and in the future (GMAC, 2019).

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Where Your Degree Can Take You

$77k

Median annual salary for MFin graduates

41%

Average salary increase of our MFin alumni three years after graduating

2X

Faster-than-average 10-year job growth for financial analysts

Sources: Financial Times, 2018; Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services; U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Imagine where a Master in Finance degree can take you:

Advisory associate

Financial analyst

Financial consultant

Research analyst

Investment banking analyst

Risk analyst

Prestigious companies love to hire Maryland Smith students.

BlackRock
Capital One
Citi Bank
Freddie Mac
HSBC
 PWC

 

Boost your professional skills 

Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services (OCS) can help you bridge the gap between being a student and a successfully employed professional. You’ll have one-on-one access to a career coach who will provide you with personalized tips on how to articulate your strengths when interacting with your future employer.

OCS services you'll have personal access to include: 

  • Strategic job search planning
  • Résumé workshops
  • Interview preparation
  • Salary negotiation coaching
  • Individualized and small group coaching
  • Job fairs
  • Networking events

"The finance career coach, Pauline Ma, is like my mentor — or even family. Pauline helped me explore who I am as a person, which allowed me to find opportunities that triggered my interests.”

Fang Yu (Louis) Liu

Master of Finance ’21 | President of SMSA

Connect with Your Classmates

Join a club in line with what you’re currently studying, or choose one outside of your focus area that can provide you with different connections and skills.

Master of Finance Association

Meet other Master of Finance students and engage in exciting social and professional activities including day trips, case competitions and networking.

Smith Peers

Connect with first- and second-year master's degree students and participate in networking events, such as alumni meet-and-greets, mentorship meetups and career panels.

MS Professional Communication Club

Practice and receive feedback on your communication skills. You'll learn how to prepare speeches, perform well in a case competitions and engage in impromptu talks and conversations.