Georgetown University

Finance Graduates in Big Demand as Hiring Heats Up

The 2008 market meltdown brought a lowered tolerance for risk and stricter compliance regulations and accounting controls to the finance industry, increasing the demand for highly-skilled and extremely ethical professionals. “There are some pretty consistent skillsets that firms want today,” said Allan Eberhart, finance professor and director of the MS in Finance program at Georgetown University. “All of our students were employed after graduation,” Eberhart said.

The average salary increase for Georgetown students in the MSF program is 43 percent, with the median at 65 percent.