MSc Finance & Accounting employment report – Class of 2020

Our MSc Finance & Accounting has an excellent worldwide reputation, attracting high calibre students from across the world. World-class teaching and tailored support from the Careers service maximises the potential of our students to become successful future leaders in the finance industry.

Please note all figures refer to graduates who were seeking employment and shared employment data with us.

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MSc Finance & Accounting Stats

Employment data

Employed within six months (Finance Masters' programmes)
Employed in UK
Employed in Investment Banking or Asset & Investment Management
I look forward to building a career in the investment and capital markets space which begins with an internship that I've secured at an investment management firm in London. The Careers team have been really helpful with providing guidance around bringing my CV and cover letters up to standard by giving feedback on content and structure. They have also helped with providing compulsory training, networking and career events where we have had professionals speak to us about opportunities at their firms.
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Chiemeka Okeke, MSc Finance & Accounting 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School
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MSc Finance & Accounting Employment by sector

Employment by sector

Investment Banking: 21%
Accounting Services: 21%
Corporate or Retail Banking: 9%
Real Estate: 8%
Finance - Other: 7%
Technology: 6%
Asset & Investment Management: 6%
Consultancy: 6%
Private Equity or Venture Capital: 5%
Other: 5%
Mergers & Acquisition: 4%
Sales & Trading: 2%
Having done an internship in financial modelling, I was quite excited to pursue a career in corporate finance. I felt the need to be equipped with stronger technical and practical skills. The MSc Finance & Accounting programme has a very rounded set of modules and the emphasis on skills such as coding is vital for employability.
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Farha Rajeev, MSc Finance & Accounting 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School
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MSc Finance & Accounting Employment by region

Employment by region

Employers and roles

Our MSc Finance & Accounting students have gained employment at a wide range of companies, including:

Ardian Bangkok Bank Barclays 
Bank of China Boston Consulting Group China International Capital Corporation
Citibank Deloitte Deutsche Bank
EY Goldman Sachs Huawei
KPMG McKinsey & Company PwC

Example roles that our MSc Finance & Accounting students have secured include: 

Accountant Analyst Assurance Associate
Business Analyst Investment Analyst Investment Banking Analyst
M&A Analyst Project Manager Research Consultant