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Job opportunities in US for MS Finance graduates [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2011, 04:08
Hi all!!

I got an admit in Hult International Business school to pursue MS in Finance for the academic year 2011-12.
I was wondering about the Full-time job opportunities available to Finance graduates(freshers) in US market.

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Re: Job opportunities in US for MS Finance graduates [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2011, 08:43
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Hi all!!

I got an admit in Hult International Business school to pursue MS in Finance for the academic year 2011-12.
I was wondering about the Full-time job opportunities available to Finance graduates(freshers) in US market.

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I have not heard it mentioned in MSc Finance. I would think that you would have a very difficult time getting a noteworthy full-time job in the US with the degree. You're an international student?
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Re: Job opportunities in US for MS Finance graduates [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 01:19
Yes I am an International Student...
I am a bit skeptical about the Job opportunities for the MSF graduates after the recession, though the country has made a great progress.
How is the Job market for students trying to take up work in Investment Banking sector?
I have been researching about the same in Indian Market and There seem to be a great scope for atleast 4yrs from now as the govt granted the firms the liberty to be a financial institutions by providing some relaxation in current policies.

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Re: Job opportunities in US for MS Finance graduates [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 08:42
TBH, I don't think they're great in this economy. I really think you'd need a summer internship in i-banking/PE before entering to have a good shot at it. Looking through the placement for numerous top programs at US schools, it doesn't even seem the top boutiques even look at MSF students. BB is still rare, but at some programs more common (usually a couple at the top programs).

Most of the MS finance programs in the US are semi-targets or non-targets at the undergraduate level and as a result, they don't get the top banks on campus for recruiting or if they do it is not for i-banking or S&T. MSF programs in the US are a new creation so they also aren't as on the radar for firms compared to Europe.

The exceptions seem to be Princeton, MIT, WUSTL (to a lesser extent). Also, for more general business programs check out UVA and Duke.

I also think an important thing to note is the difficulty international students studying in the US have in getting jobs currently. Not only is the job market very slowly recovering, but also work visas and sponsorships for foreign workers are very hard to come by; internationals have a harder time.

Also, consider that many programs are not clear about what divisions (PWM, S&T, IB, back office) places like BarCap, JPM, Goldman, UBS, etc hire for. They may use recruiting for the past three years (as opposed to just the previous year) to create a more impressive list of employers that hire MSF students.
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Re: Job opportunities in US for MS Finance graduates [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 00:04
that was very well researched!!

Thank you!!!
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