"Everyone is talking about financial innovation. But when you’ve worked in finance, you realize that there are so many unanswered questions. I came here with a lot of questions. Now, they’re getting answered."
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
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Services
- Financial Technology
- Government and Public Policy
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Risk Management and Insurance
Those who graduate from MIT Sloan's Master of Finance program are highly attractive to well-known leaders in the industry, from Fortune 500 companies to boutique firms.
Employers Hiring Members of the Master of Finance Class of 2014
|3W Partners Capital||J.P. Morgan Asset Management|
|Altair Management Consultants||JPMorgan Chase & Co.|
|American Modern Insurance Group||Loomis Sayles & Co.|
|Analysis Group||Macquarie Capital|
|Architect Partners||McKinsey & Company*|
|Bain & Company||Meketa Investment Group|
|Bank of America Merrill Lynch||Moody's Corporation|
|Barclays Capital||Morgan Stanley*|
|Boston Consulting Group*||P/E Investments|
|Brattle Group||Ping An Bank|
|Christie's||Prudential Capital Group|
|CITICS Securities||RBC Capital Markets Corporation|
|Compañía de Inversiones Adriático||Roland Berger Strategy Consultants|
|Consolidated Trading||Ross Jeffrey & Antle|
|Credit Suisse||Sanders Capital|
|Deloitte Consulting*||Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.|
|Deutsche Bank||SRR - Stout Risius Ross|
|Dimensional Fund Advisors||State Street Corporation*|
|Dow Chemical Company||Strategy&|
|Eclipse Trading||Sunnova Energy|
|Fortress Investment Group||Trafigura|
|Geode Capital Management||Tudor Investment Corporation|
|Glencore AG||Virginia Retirement System|
|Goldman Sachs Group*||Wellington Management Company|
Bolded companies hired at least two Master of Finance graduates in 2014.
*Companies that 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.
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