MSc Finance employment report – Class of 2019

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.

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Employment data

Employed within three months
Employed in UK
Employed in Investment Banking or Consulting
The programme’s curriculum offered a wide range of modules and was structured in such a way that you can adjust your learning based on what you enjoy the most and what career you choose to pursue. This was the reason I decided to study MSc Finance at Imperial and so far, I am very happy with the decision I made.
Anastasia Malakhova, MSc Finance 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School
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Employment by sector

Investment Banking: 24%
Consulting: 20%
Asset/Investment Management: 10%
Corporate/Retail Banking: 9%
Sales & Trading: 7%
Private Equity/Venture Capital: 5%
Finance - Other: 5%
Finance - Research: 4%
IT/Tech/Telecoms: 3%
Insurance: 3%
Fintech/E-commerce: 3%
Central/Development Bank: 2%
Risk Management: 2%
Other: 3%
Having had work experience before beginning my studies at Imperial, I had a good idea of what I wanted to do after I graduated. Imperial has helped me with getting a better understanding of different opportunities in the financial markets and equipped me with the required skills to have the flexibility to join a broader range of jobs in both the buy-side and the sell-side.
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Tolga Gonulla, MSc Finance 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School
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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!
MSc Finance, Investment Analyst at Willis Towers Watson
Ana-Maria Simionescu MSc Finance, student at Imperial College Business School

Employers and roles

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

BNP Paribas Deutsche Bank China Industrial Bank
HSBC JP Morgan Management Solutions
McKinsey Morgan Stanley PwC

Example roles that MSc Finance students have secured include:

Analyst Business Analyst Consultant
Finance Analyst  Global Operations Manager Investment Banking Analyst
Management Consultant Pricing Analyst Strategic Account Executive