“This program is quite unique. The others are more quantitative and technical. But this program is flexible. You can choose the path you want to take.”
What Do MFins Do?
As an MIT Sloan MFin graduate, you’ll leave MIT with a practical understanding of modern business, a comprehensive range of quantitative finance skills, and the applied expertise to know which approach best suits each unique circumstance.
Multiple Career Options
Many career paths exist for MFin graduates. Employers seeking MFin skill sets include: asset managers, consulting firms, investment and corporate banks, brokerage firms, financial data providers, ratings firms, hedge funds, venture capitalists, insurance companies, and treasury and finance departments of major corporations and government.
Career Fields for MFin Graduates
- Asset Management
- Capital Markets
- Financial Services
- Government and Public Policy
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Technology
Those who graduate from MIT Sloan's Master of Finance program are highly attractive to well known leaders in the industry from Fortune 500's to botique firms.
Employers Hiring Members of the Master of Finance Class of 2013
|A.T.Kearney||Goldman Sachs Group*|
|Acadian Asset Management||ICBC International|
|AIG (American International Group, Inc.)||Lewtan|
|AIM Consulting||Loomis Sayles & Co., LP|
|Aksia LLC||Lunar Capital|
|Altman Vilandrie & Company||McKinsey & Company*|
|Analysis Group, Inc.||Millstein & Co.|
|Applied Predictive Technologies||Morgan Stanley*|
|Bain & Company, Inc.||National Grid|
|Barclays||NERA Economic Consulting|
|Bayview Asset Management||Oliver Wyman Group*|
|BlackRock*||PA Consulting Group|
|Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Pareto Securities|
|Boston Consulting Group*||Peak6 Investments|
|CITIC Securities||Quantitative Management Associates|
|CMR Business Consulting||Schlumberger Business Consulting|
|Consolidated Trading LLC||Sequoia Capital|
|CorpBanca NY||Sigma Rose LLC|
|Dartmouth Endowment||Snow Lake Capital|
|Deloitte Consulting*||Standard Life Investments|
|Deutsche Bank||State Street Corporation*|
|FDO Partners, LLC||Sun Life Financial|
|Fidelity Investments||VY Capital|
Bolded companies hired at least two Master of Finance graduates in 2013.
*Companies who have hired Master of Finance graduates for the last three years. Companies in red have hired at least one Master of Finance graduate since the inception of the program.
“You could talk about watershed management and conservation of energy all you want. But until you put numbers to it and financial analysis to it, you’re not going to get much done. I came to business school to speak that language, speak with people in terms of numbers, financial numbers so that I can get projects done.”
“I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”
“I can honestly say that when I was planning on coming to business school I never thought that witnessing the birth of a child would be included in the education. It was definitely an experience.”
“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”
“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”
“Our mission, along with the mission of MIT Sloan, is to both develop leaders who make a difference in the world, and also to make a contribution to thinking about the topic of leadership.”
"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."
“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”
“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”
"The classroom itself is filled with so much collective brain power . . . it's obvious that I'm caught up in a room full of 124 of the brightest, most curious people from around the world."
“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”
“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”
“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”
“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
“I view the MFin as a great addition to the MIT Sloan curriculum since it allows students to choose from a large set of educational options tailored to their specific needs. If we have learned one thing from the financial crisis, it is that we need professionals who deeply understand finance and can communicate it, rather than those who think they understand! The MFin is designed to help students develop exactly those types of skills.”