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.
Median salary of financial analysts working in securities and investment
Employers planning to hire candidates with a master’s in finance
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:
Financial or securitization consultant
Economic or statistical research
Our students find success in many different places:
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.”
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.
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.
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 how to prepare and deliver speeches, perform well in a case competition and engage in impromptu talks and conversations.