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Career Paths and Job Search Support in the MSF Program

Build Your Career and Your Financial Expertise

Brandeis IBS Career VideoOur Master of Science in Finance (MSF) graduates leave with the financial expertise needed to add immediate value to companies around the world. The program prepares MSF students with the knowledge, software expertise, critical thinking skills and global perspective to secure positions in risk management, data analytics, transfer pricing, valuation, corporate finance, asset management and more.

Positioned For Success From Day One

100% of first year MSF candidates obtained an internship or consulting field project, $66K Average reported salary, with salaries ranging up to $110k Depending on industry and previous experience, 87% of reported job seekers secured employment within 6 months of graduation.

Recent MSF Employment

Students have secured positions with a diverse group of employers including HSBC, China CITIC Bank, Discover Financial Services, SVB Financial Group, CEC Capital, Terex Corporation, BTA Investment Advisors, LLC, ExxonMobil Investment Co., Ltd., State Street, Kensho.

Locations:

US

54%

International

46%


Function Breakdown:

Industry

Financial Services

69%

Real Estate

15%

Manufacturing

8%

Healthcare (Including Products and Services)

8%


Function

Finance/Accounting

77%

General Management

8%

Marketing/Sales

8%

Real Estate

7%


Internships

100% of first year MSF candidates obtained an internship or Consulting Field Project (CFP).

 Locations:

US

77%

International

23%


Career Paths Within MSF Fields of Study

Given the close proximity of Brandeis International Business School (IBS) to Boston's financial services companies, graduates of the MSF Program achieve employment in all sectors within the financial services field. Students are encouraged to focus their studies within a chosen field of concentration

For students who aim to work nationally and internationally, the school’s Career Strategies Center maintains relationships with leading multi-national corporations and financial institutions in every continent. 


MSF Career Resources

We want our MSF students to make an impact on the world of professional finance. From risk management to transfer pricing, our Career Strategies Center helps students realize and apply their financial expertise from the classroom to their desired career paths.

Alumni Networking Events  
Networking events with alumni often include resume-review and mock interview components to align the expertise of our seasoned global alumni network with the goals of our MSF students. Our Career Strategies Center invites students to engage with alumni and companies on campus and around the world.
Global Industry Treks  
Our industry-based trips bring students to multi-national corporations and leading financial institutions – from Wall Street to Toronto to Boston's financial district – to support their internship and full-time job search.
Individualized Career Coaching  
Each of our MSF students is paired with a Career Strategies counselor who is trained and ready to help students identify and work towards professional goals in the field of finance.
Mentoring Program  
Our Alumni-Student Mentoring Program connects students with seasoned alumni at top financial hubs to provide support as students navigate through internships, interviews and career goals.
Workshops and Panels  
At Brandeis IBS, we host a variety of career workshops that support our students in their career development by building skills such as effective networking, tackling industry-specific interview questions, researching companies and negotiating salaries. The school also hosts corporate information sessions, company visits, alumni speaker panels and more.

Practical Job Applications Outside the Classroom

Whether you're in the early stages of a finance career or have just completed your undergraduate studies, you need to understand the practical applications of finance from the classroom to the real world. Students in the MSF program complete a required practicum consisting of an internship, field project or faculty-supported research. In addition, students in the MSF program have the opportunity to balance comprehensive financial theory with hands-on practical skills through extracurricular activities

Clubs and Organizations  
Our student clubs, including the Data Analytics Club and Global Markets Investment Club, offer industry insights and access to guest speakers and networking opportunities beyond the classroom.
Consulting Field Projects  
Students in the MSF program can participate in consulting field projects that build on coursework and concentration studies through crucial in-field experience.
Immersion Programs  
From Israel to Cuba, our immersion programs offer global learning experiences through introductions to political and financial leaders around the world, and experiential learning through hands-on, in-country projects.
Simulation Competitions  
Brandeis IBS offers MSF students a range of case competitions and simulation exercises for continued learning and real-time application in financial analysis and strategy.