Career

Land Your Dream Job

When you decide to pursue a Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) degree, you're choosing to enter a growing field with exciting career paths. The resources, knowledge and connections you’ll gain can put you on the right track toward advancing faster in your career.

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Industry Statistics

$101k

Median salary of financial analysts working in securities and investment

41%

Employers planning to hire candidates with a master’s in finance

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 Statistics

Imagine where a Master in Quantitative Finance degree can take you:

Data analytics

Financial analyst

Financial or securitization consultant

Financial engineer

Economic or statistical research

Research analyst

Our students find success in many different places:

Ant Financial
BlackRock
Citi Bank
Freddie Mac
Riskspan
UBS

Sharpen 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.

Here are the OCS services you'll have personal access to: 

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

"When I first came to Smith, what stood out to me most was that the student-run clubs came together to make our experience better professionally and personally. Everyone looked out for us.”

Poulami Ghosh

Master of Quantitative Finance '21

Build Connections with Your Classmates

Join a club in line with what you’re currently studying or other clubs that provide you with general connections and skills.

Master of Finance Association

Meet other Master of Quantitative Finance students and engage in exciting social and professional activities, including case competitions, networking and day trips to the Smithsonian and other sites in the region.

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 how to prepare and deliver speeches, perform well in a case competition and engage in impromptu talks and conversations.

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