Your Career

Where nothing stands in your way

You’re smart, ambitious and focused. You’re willing to invest the time to enhance or transition your professional career into something better. You know a graduate degree in finance is your ticket to the job and the salary you want in a field that excites you. For you, career success means more than just a financially rewarding job. It’s about making a positive, sustainable impact on the world. 

Graduate Employment Results

Employment Stats

In 2017, 71% of graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation. Data collection on the 3-month post-graduation horizon reflects the requirements of the Smith School's entrance into the Financial Times rankings.

2017 3-Month Post-Graduation
Employed 32
Still Seeking 13
Continued Education 4
Response Rate 86%
Employment Rate 71%

Our finance master's program alumni are working at globally recognized employers, including:

Agricultural Bank of China
BMW Credit
BNY Mellon
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Calvert Foundation
Capital One
CITIC Securities
Cushman Wakefield
DBS Bank
Deloitte China
Deloitte US
Eniware DC
Fannie Mae

Fitch Ratings
Ford Motor Credit Company
GE Capital
GE Lighting
Grant Thornton
Hilton Worldwide
HSBC China
HSBC New York
International Finance Corp.
International Monetary Fund
Janney Montgomery
JP Morgan
Merrill Lynch
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Americas 

Morgan Stanley
Nomura Securities
Ping An Trust
Promontory Capital
PWC China
Radian Mortgage Insurance
State Grid International Development Company
Ullico Insurance
World Bank Group



Graduate Management Admission Council's® (GMAC®) 2016 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

Percentage of Employers Planning to Recruit MFIN Candidates by Industry

  • 36% Consulting
  • 51% Finance/Accounting
  • 30% Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals
  • 47% Technology
  • 26% Manufacturing
  • 45% Products and Services

MFIN candidates can expect to see a median starting salary of $75,000
Range = $60k-$90k

Career Services for Master of Finance Students

  • Business Communications course specially designed for finance majors
  • University-facilitated practical training externships with some of the following companies: Capital One, Citibank, Danaher Corporation, Radian, the SEC, the World Bank
  • Global Equity Fund--a $500K student-run equity fund that prepares students for careers in Asset Management
  • Employer Information Sessions and On-Campus Recruiting
  • One-on-one Resume Reviews, Mock Interviews, and Career Coaching
  • Group Coaching on industry topics, including "Demystifying IB Job Descriptions," and many more
  • Workshops on Networking, Cover Letters, Interviewing
  • Alumni Career Panel Discussions and networking opportunities for finance majors
  • CFA Research Challenge participation
  • Technology Resources such as Blooomberg, S&P IQ, HireSmith (for job postings), and InterviewStream 

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