Career Outcomes

MS in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance degree can help you develop in-depth knowledge across a variety of financial careers. With the MSF degree, you can advance your career and improve your earnings potential.

International students graduating from a STEM-designated program are eligible to work in the U.S. for up to 36 months under OPT (Optional Practical Training). The Office of International Student Services has more information about OPT and curricular internship programs.

MS Finance Placement Data

Midpoint Salary by Experience

Practical Experience

MSF students can earn practical experience from internships and participation in the student-run Global Investment Fund.

MS in Finance Placements (Source: LinkedIn)

Firms employing our graduates include:

  • AXA Advisors
  • Citibank
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Pacific Northern
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Verizon
  • Southwest Airlines
  • China Securities Co., LTD
  • Comerica Bank
  • Deloitte
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Raytheon
  • Foxconn
  • Santander Bank

Recent graduates were hired as:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Analyst
  • Senior Analyst
  • Vice President
  • Controller
  • Associate
  • Senior Associate Financial Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Manager
  • Consultant

Prior work experience influences the position and starting salary for graduates.

National Salary Statistics

Average Salary Projection

USA Projected Openings

Top Finance Skills

  • Advanced Excel expertise
  • Technical abilities, including experience with SAS, Python, C++, Java, R
  • Expertise in analytics, risk and compliance
  • Professional Certifications, including CFA®
  • General knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Industry-specific experience
  • Leadership abilities
  • Can collaborate with multiple departments
  • Multilingualism
  • Skills with less transparent niche markets

List adapted from the Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide, CFA®, Linked In and Deloitte 2018 Financial Services Outlook.

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