“I wanted a program where I could apply my engineering background to finance. But, I also wanted a program with the freedom to learn what I wanted to learn, that didn’t pigeonhole me.”
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 2013
|A.T. Kearney||Goldman Sachs Group*|
|Acadian Asset Management||ICBC International|
|AIM Consulting||Loomis Sayles & Company, 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, LP|
|CITIC Securities||Quantitative Management Associates|
|CMR Business Consulting||Schlumberger Business Consulting|
|Consolidated Trading LLC||Sequoia Capital|
|CorpBanca New York||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 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.
“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.”
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“These companies are really excited to work with MIT students.They reach out to the community to set up these projects and are great to work with. They give us access to all their resources and are very open to us.”
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“By training tomorrow’s leaders to manage the risks of the financial system effectively and ethically, we’ll have a fighting chance of surviving even the largest crises.”