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).
Where Your Degree Can Take You
Median annual salary for MFin graduates
Average salary increase of our MFin alumni three years after graduating
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 Statistics
Imagine where a Master in Finance degree can take you:
Investment banking analyst
Prestigious companies love to hire Maryland Smith students.
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 | Former 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.
Meet other Master of Finance students and engage in exciting social and professional activities including day trips, case competitions and networking.
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.
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.