MS in Finance - Career

Expand your career options in Finance

The MS in Finance program provides a strong foundation designed to prepare you for a broad range of careers in finance, including roles in corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management, risk management, investment and commercial banking, and consulting. 

Class of 2019


of 2019 graduates received employment offers within six months after graduation


median starting salary


of 2019 graduates accepted employment offers within six months after graduation

Career Resources

The Carlson Business Career Center (CBCC) at the Carlson School connects outstanding future business leaders with a variety of organizations across industries, sectors, and locations.

Through a wide range of services, the CBCC assists Carlson School students with all aspects of their career development, and connects students with top companies in Minnesota, across the United States, and around the world.

CBCC professional career coaches can help you with all aspects of your career development. From defining a career path to negotiating job offers, your career coach will be with you every step of the way. Coaching appointments are available Monday through Friday, and are available in-person, as well as via phone or Skype. During the academic year, the CBCC offers walk-in coaching services Monday through Friday, generally over the lunch hour. 

Company information sessions are an excellent opportunity for students to make an initial contact with a company representative, learn more about potential employers, and expand their business networks.  Each year, the Carlson School hosts more than 100 companies on-campus to share a bit about their company culture, positions they hire for, and ways to engage.

Held over lunch and during evening hours, the Carlson School offers 20-30 workshops per year specific to the job search needs of graduate students.

Each year, local and national organizations recruit on-campus for full-time opportunities, while hundreds more use the School's external job posting system, TalentLink.

Meet with the MSF Career Coach

Fen Chen


Fen Chen
Associate Director and Career Coach


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