Master in Finance - High Impact CareersGain a practical professional profile to navigate today's dynamic financial landscape
Your Master in Finance Career Opportunities
Whether you’re looking to break into a new industry, supercharge your current career trajectory or tap into unrealized potential, our master’s degree is a one-way ticket to your future in finance. With access to exclusive connections with industry giants and top-tier resources to strengthen your applications, it’s not surprising that 95% of alumni find employment in the sector within three months of graduation.
In the 2021 academic year, we invited over 190 recruiting partners to our campus networking events in different fields of finance, including: investment banking, global markets - sales & trading, asset management, private equity and fintech. And the support doesn't stop when you graduate—IE Business School alumni gain lifelong access to our career services and network of recruiters, no matter where in the world they end up.
of our students find a job within 3 months after graduation
companies participate in on-campus initiatives
nationalities in our alumni network
POTENTIAL AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT, BY SPECIALIZATION TRACK:
INVESTMENT BANKING & PRIVATE EQUITY
Today’s complex financial world needs professionals who can help people invest in various innovative but profitable ways. Deep dive into investment banking and hone the skills you’ll need to transition to a career in private equity.
With this specialization, you could work in: capital and primary markets; underwriting business, advisory, IPO and M&A; equity capital markets (ECM); debt capital markets (DCM); financial accounting and tax planning; project finance, leverage finance; corporate finance and banking.
GLOBAL MARKETS - SALES & TRADING
Take a leading role in the high-stakes world of global markets, developing and handling transactions for financial institutions, governments and corporate giants.
With a specialization in global markets, you could work in: fixed income, currency and commodities; equity; cash, derivatives and structured products; quant, algorithmic and high-frequency trading; prime brokerage services; trading clearing and settlement platforms; exchanges, clearing house and market data.
Get ready to manage funds and investment portfolios on behalf of companies and individuals, growing your clients’ value.
An asset management specialization will prepare you to work in: pension, macro, value funds and traditional portfolio management; private banking; high and ultra-high-net-worth individual wealth management.
REAL ESTATE & ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
In this volatile market, investors are looking for a surefire way to invest their money. If you are specializing in real estate and alternative investments, you could work in:
directional, macro, equity, derivatives, commodities, foreign exchange and cryptocurrencies; private equity, private credit, debt, real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy and venture capital; and private banking.
FINANCIAL ANALYTICS & DIGITAL FINANCE (FINTECH)
This is the next big thing in finance: are you ready to get in on the ground floor?
If this is your specialization, you could work in: cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, big data, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies and digital assets.
COMPANIES WHERE OUR MASTER IN FINANCE STUDENTS WORK
"The Master in Finance is very compact so you are able to graduate after a short amount of time. It's busy and you learn more than you could have imagined before starting the program."
TALENT AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
We are very proud to witness the many professional accomplishments of our Master in Finance students. We are pleased to share in this report insights on the different career paths chosen by our 2020 graduates.Read report
TWO YEARS AFTER GRADUATION INSIGHTS
Since graduating, IE Business School’s Master in Finance graduates have celebrated noteworthy professional achievements and career success. Our data provides insights into where our alumni are two years post-graduation.
51%OF GRADUATES ACQUIRED TOP ROLES80%of students with previous work experience changed roles41%of graduates moved to a new country for work
Empowered women in financeAlumni and current students from IE University discuss what it's like to be a woman in finance, how the sector is moving toward gender diversity, and how IE Talent & Careers team helped them launch their careers.
IE TALENT & CAREERS
The Talent & Careers team works on the following initiatives for students in our finance programs:
IE TALENT & CAREERS BLOG
- Guidance and professional development services
- CV and cover letter workshops
- Financial career services workshops
- Access to top recruitment professionals
- Interview preparation and aptitude tests for the financial sector
- One-on-one support from a specialized career counselor
- More than 50 presentations from various investment banking, consultancy, asset management and FinTech organizations, as well as networking events
Don’t miss out and start reading Careers related content, Success Stories, news features, on and off campus reviews, photo galleries and more.
Tips and tricks for career successRodrigo Hurtado—associate director of finance for IE Talent & Careers and an adjunct professor at IE Business School—dives into how his team supports students, today’s finance trends, and the industry skills you’ll gain from the Master in Finance. He also offers his top three tips and tricks for a successful career.
There are many doors to success. Open the right one for you
SOMETIMES, YOU NEED TO TAKE A STEP SIDEWAYS TO CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD
If you’re thinking about shifting careers, we’re here to help. Moving into a new industry means venturing into a new world of networking. By promoting student-alumni interactions, we create dynamic networking experiences for diverse professionals from global industries.
Thanks to our reciprocity agreements with other top schools, online geographic job guides, and job-search information for specific countries, you are sure to take the right career step.
YOU LOVE YOUR JOB. KEEP OPENING DOORS TO ACCELERATE YOUR CURRENT CAREER TRAJECTORY
Propel your current career and reach new heights. With our close relationships with top industry players and world-class job-seeking resources provided by the dedicated Talent & Careers department, you can open the door to the next level of career success.
CREATIVITY AND PUTTING YOUR RESTLESS MIND TO GOOD USE
Our Talent and Careers department helps establish relationships that generate alumni career opportunities in diverse and innovative start-ups. So no matter what your entrepreneurial ambitions are, we provide ample opportunities for our students to connect with fellow visionaries and like-minded disruptors.
Access our mentoring program: receive personalized advice from experienced leaders
The Master in Finance offers you an unparalleled opportunity to apply for one-to-one mentoring. Thanks to a combined effort from both the program and the Talent & Careers department, there are more than 20 mentors available to help guide your path. Once you’ve reviewed their professional profiles and selected who you think best suits your goals, you will send them your CV with a cover letter explaining why they’d be the perfect mentor for you.
As it is a personalized mentorship, each mentor will only select one candidate. If you stand out, you’ll receive the benefit of your mentor’s knowledge and experience, with guidance personalized to you.
CUSTOMIZED CAREER SERVICEWe provide expert services to help you take your next step. Our Talent & Careers Department offers in-depth career assessment, giving you the tools to design a successful job search, with:
From industry and salary guides, to sector-specific job banks, we give our students everything they need.
With one-on-one Career Advising Sessions, webinars and other IE Career Portal resources, we guide your career trajectory towards success.
Access diverse job opportunities through our job bank on the IE Career Portal at any time.
Join a Global Community
Strong alumni relations are the key to strong business relations, friendships, and lifelong learning opportunities for our graduates. The Alumni Association fosters lasting relationships among the global IE Community in order to reinforce our strong values, mission, and spirit.