"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."
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.
Many career paths exist for MIT Sloan MFin graduates. Employers seeking the skill sets of our graduates include: investment and corporate banks, brokerage firms, financial data providers, asset managers, hedge funds, venture capitalists, ratings firms, consulting firms, insurance companies, and treasury and finance departments of major corporations and government.
Anticipated career fields for MFin graduates include:
- Structured finance
- Capital markets, trading, and risk management
- Derivatives research
- Private equity and merchant banking
- Hedge funds
Representative employers: Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley, D.E. Shaw & Co., Fortress, Global Investment Management
- Multiple analyst positions at long-biased major asset managers
- Analytical positions at quant shops/alternative asset managers
- Private wealth management
Representative employers: Fidelity Investments, Wellington Management, Putnam Investments, Citi, Pimco, Bessemer Trust
Representative employers: AIG, American Express, RiskMetrics Group, Liberty Mutual, J.P. Morgan
Government Financial Regulators
Representative employers: NYSE, U.S. Federal Reserve, FINRA
Treasury and Corporate Finance
Representative employers: Fidelity Investments, Raytheon, Thomson Reuters, General Motors
Financial Information Systems and Data Providers
Representative employers: Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, Fitch
Retail and Commercial Banking
Representative employers: Citi, HSBC, Bank of America, UBS
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Representative employers: Sequoia Capital, KPCB, Watermill Group, Blackstone Group, Quadrangle Group, Permira, GMO, 3i
Corporate Finance and Corporate Restructuring
Representative employers: General Motors, Thomson Reuters, Raytheon, Fidelity Investments
Financial Services and Consulting
Representative employers: Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, Capital One, Watson Wyatt, Cambridge Associates, Hewitt, Mercer
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