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An Investment in Your Future Career Success - The Difference a Georgetown University Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Can Make in Your Career

The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MSF program prepares its graduates to take on various careers in finance. We are pleased to share our latest career statistics report from the Class of 2021*. Notably, graduates with 0-3 Years of Work Experience had a 100% employment rate and saw an average base salary of $97,571 and graduates with 4+ Years of Work Experience saw an average base salary of $120,189 which represents a 59% average increase in base salary. Additionally, nearly 79% earned a promotion at their current firm or accepted a job offer at another company. 

Learn more in our full Class of 2021 Career Success Report.

*Data is collected from recent alumni six months after graduation.

Our MSF Serves Various Industries

A Georgetown MSF degree can lead to rewarding work in a wide range of industry areas, including technical, specialist, and leadership roles in business, finance, and consulting.

  • Asset Management
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Fintech
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Private Equity
  • Risk Management
  • Sales and Trading

You will leave the MSF Program with the global experience and rigorous business education necessary to advance your career as a member of a powerful global network of proud and successful Georgetown McDonough alumni. 

Upon completing this transformative program, graduates have had tremendous success advancing their career goals. Many have gone on to receive promotions within their current companies. Others have sought and secured job offers from some of the most prestigious firms in the world.

Who Hires Georgetown University MSF Graduates?

  • Diana Cheung

    "The Georgetown MSF Program provided meaningful opportunities for me to explore the diverse fields within the finance industry and land a position that fits my personality and interests. In particular, the Summer Clinic gave me direct exposure to wealth management and ESG investing, which not only allowed me to apply skill sets learned throughout the program but also developed my confidence in growing my professional network within wealth management and positioned me very well for interviews. Additionally, the coursework helped me pursue professional licenses that will further develop my career."

    Diana Cheung (MSF’21) Wealth Planning Associate, Ballentine Partners

  • Rashan Prailow

    "I entered the MSF program with no finance background, however, the ample resources provided through case readings, textbook material, anytime media, and our weekly live session classes fast tracked my learning curve. The MSF program also gave me exposure to industry experts through events such as the MSF in NYC event and speakers from a variety of industry areas. I’m also a huge advocate for the MSF Summer Clinics as they were transformative both academically and professionally. I participated in the summer clinic and was fortunate to work on a project sponsored by Deloitte. As a result of that experience, I am now a finance and enterprise performance consultant at Deloitte. The decision to join the MSF program resulted in my dream job, as well as a life changing network and experiences that I will cherish forever."

    Rashan Prailow (MSF’21) Consultant, Deloitte

  • Dharani Vempati

    "The MSF global project was incredibly helpful in understanding both project management and how to work effectively on a team – both of which are qualities I use in my role now. Overall, the program gave me a platform to network and a very technical background that I am able to apply in the day to day of my current position. The faculty and colleagues I have met through the MSF still continue to be an amazing support system. My days at Georgetown gave me valuable experiences that translate into my life outside of school."

    Dharani Vempati (MSF’21) Investment Banking Analyst, Harris Williams

  • Jay Rao

    "The MSF Program at Georgetown was instrumental in providing me the tools and confidence to pivot from a career in consulting to one in asset management. I leveraged the knowledge gained during the program to interview and eventually land a role at Goldman Sachs Asset Management on the Exchange-Traded Funds desk. Georgetown’s program is unique in the sense that it provides in-depth classroom training on a wide range of complex financial concepts while also giving students the opportunity to apply those concepts to real-world global situations. The faculty, staff, and program leaders are passionate, involved, and highly invested in each student’s success."

    Jay Rao (MSF ‘21) Associate, Exchange-Traded Funds, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Sample Employers

Our alumni can be found at Fortune 500 companies, global financial institutions, renowned consulting firms, government agencies, non-profits and many other organizations. A sample of employers who have hired our MSF students and alumni include:

  • AIG
  • Amazon
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • Blackrock
  • Bloomberg, LP
  • Blue Origin
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Capital One
  • Citi
  • Deloitte, LLP
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Grant Thornton, LLP
  • Goldman Sachs Wealth Management
  • ING Capital
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • KippsDeSantos & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Nike
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Prudential
  • The Carlyle Group
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Truist (Formerly Suntrust)
  • UBS
  • Vanguard
  • Verizon

A Partner in Securing Your Career Goals – The MSF Center for Career Strategy and Professional Development

A Georgetown MSF degree can lead to rewarding work in a wide range of industry areas. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is dedicated to the successful career progression of the next generation of transformational business leaders.

As the only MSF Program in the country with a dedicated career services office, our career management team serves as your partner in establishing the crucial relationships — with other students, employers, faculty, and administrators — that enables you to determine your next career move. Likewise, we are a hub to which employers look for talent, as Georgetown is highly regarded across the globe for preparing graduates of the highest caliber.

Earning your MSF from Georgetown indicates to potential employers that you take your graduate business education seriously. Choosing one of the best business schools in the world for your MSF proves that you are committed to excellence.

Learn more about the MSF Center for Career Strategy and Professional Engagement.

“As soon as the interviewers at Bloomberg saw ‘MSF candidate, Georgetown McDonough School of Business’ on my resume, I could tell they knew I was serious about the profession.”

– Thomas, MSF Alumni

Executives in Residence

We believe the ability to make connections between what you learn in class and what you can expect to encounter in real-world situations is key to the overall value of your MSF degree.

For that reason, we launched the Executives in Residence program in 2016. Today, students have access to several executives in residence who focus on helping students develop key skills and competencies in the areas of consulting and investing. Our executives in residence are available to advise students and also are responsible for leading our MSF Summer Clinics projects. They bring tremendous experience and an executive perspective to their work with the MSF Program and are a vital link between the curriculum and business world.

Career Bootcamp

A Georgetown MSF degree can lead to rewarding work in a wide range of industry areas. If you are exploring a new position or internship early in the program, you can take advantage of our 4-week Career Bootcamp. You will work with faculty to accelerate your readiness for career-making decisions, explore finance opportunities, and learn to leverage your MSF degree almost immediately. You also will network with faculty and industry professionals, discover recruitment pipelines, and learn how to avoid roadblocks in your job search. This bootcamp is available to accepted students prior to the fall start. 

For more information, call (866) 531-4825 or contact the Georgetown MSF program at msfonline@georgetown.edu.