MSc Finance employment report – Class of 2020
Consistently ranked amongst the world’s top global programmes, our MSc Finance 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.
Before joining Imperial College Business School, I did a spring week at BNP Paribas and a summer internship at JPMorgan, both in markets (sales and trading). These experiences made me realise the vast depth of finance, and pursuing the MSc Finance was the best way to get exposure to all the domains within the industry, and to enable me to pursue a career which I feel passionate about.
Employment by sector
The Careers team has provided both the support and the network to help me understand which roles in the financial industry most suit my skillset. Even before starting the programme, I was contacted by the Careers team and they highlighted the importance of starting the job hunt as early as possible. I had access to numerous CV and cover letter workshops as well as online platforms that identified areas that needed polishing. I have now accepted an offer as a Debt Capital Markets Analyst at Mizuho.
Employment by region
I successfully secured a role as an Investment Analyst at Willis Towers Watson. As I interned with the company before, the Careers service helped me find the best way to voice my preference of working in another area of their business. I also took advantage of the one-to-one mock interview appointments offered by the Careers service prior to my assessment centre, which helped me refine my answers and get rid of some nerves!
Employers and roles
Our MSc Finance students have gained employment at a wide range of companies, including:
|Barclays||Bloomberg||China CITIC Bank|
|PwC||Raymond James||Standard Chartered|
Example roles that MSc Finance students have secured include:
|Analyst||Business Analyst||Equity Research Associate|
|Finance Analyst||Global Banking Analyst||Investment Banking Analyst|
|Management Associate||Pricing Analyst||Wealth Management Client Advisor|