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.

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Employment data

Employed within six months (Finance Masters' programmes)
Employed in UK
Employed in Investment Banking
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.
MSc Finance, Analyst at Citi Capital Markets
Claudia Oliver Cortadellas, MSc Finance 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School
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Employment by sector

Investment Banking: 36%
Asset & Investment Management: 23%
Sales & Trading : 7%
Corporate or Retail Banking: 6%
Hedge Fund: 6%
Mergers & Acquisition: 6%
Private Wealth Management: 4%
Research, Ratings & Information services: 4%
Accounting Services: 4%
Finance - Other: 4%
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.
MSc Finance, Debt Capital Markets Analyst at Mizuho
Govind Grewal, MSc Finance 2020-21, 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:

Barclays  Bloomberg China CITIC Bank
Citi Credit Suisse HSBC
HSBC JP Morgan Nomura
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