Become a Trusted Financial Advisor

MS in Corporate Finance and Investments Career Prospects

Combine your unique background, professional experience, personal strengths and finance knowledge to pave the way to a rewarding career.

As you gain in-depth training in investment research and corporate finance, you also have access to coaching and resources to aid you on your career journey. WashU’s Center for Career Engagement is dedicated to helping all students find meaningful, successful professional careers. The center provides coaching, skills training, career planning and access to a global community of business leaders, recruiters, influencer networks and WashU alumni.


An Olin MS in Corporate Finance Pays Off



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Personalized Professional Development

At WashU, you find career guidance tailored to your needs and interests.

Career Search

We help you break down your career search process into small, manageable tasks so you’re able to seize an opportunity when a potential internship or job presents itself.

Coaching Teams

Work one-on-one with a Certified Career Management Coach while at WashU Olin and after graduation. Gain confidence so throughout your job search you can network, interview and evaluate offers and pursue the best opportunities for your skill set and ambitions.

Customized Curriculum

Partner with your academic advisor and career coach to optimize your studies and get the most out of your WashU education. Use self-assessment tools to get a clear sense of what you want to do next, where you want your career to take you and how you can best meet your professional goals.

Career-Oriented Clubs

Find likeminded students and share valuable information by joining finance clubs. Beta Alpha Psi, open to students and professionals in the finance area, is a nationally recognized honor organization that’s historically run by finance students.  

Learn more about student clubs

MGT 537: Financial Industry Platform

This unique course, offered exclusively to finance students, brings a diverse group of speakers to share their professional experiences within the finance industry across the global markets in the United States and China.

Financial firms consistently share that their ideal candidate should exhibit strong math and analytical abilities while also demonstrating excellent communication, interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence. 

Karissa Rusu, Career Coach

Life after Olin

WashU Olin’s name is known by companies the world over for our commitment to Values Based, Data Driven™ leadership. However you chart your professional path, you’ll be in exceptional company. And remember, as an Olin alum, you receive lifelong career coaching and support.

More Employment Outcomes

See how our graduates put their skills to work by job function.

Function % of Graduates
Finance 57%
Consulting 22%
Accounting 9%
Business/Data Analytics 9%
General Management 4%
Marketing/Sales 4%

Employers That Hire

Edward Jones, Oracle Corp, Golden Arc Capital, Goldman Sachs, WashU Investment Management, Weifang Silicon Valley Venture Inc., Bank of China, EY China

Job Titles

  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Equity Research Associate

Desired Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Data Interpretation
  • Analytical/Mathematical Ability
  • Financial Statement Expertise
  • Problem-Solving

Read more in our Employment Report

At Olin, the career center is dedicated to helping students identify and secure their desired positions. I benefited from the support of career coaches, who provided invaluable assistance in refining my resume and cover letter. The Big Interview tool has been a tremendous help in preparing for interviews, as it allows me to practice answering behavioral interview questions.

Siyu Wang, MSF 2023
Read Siyu’s story

Contact Us

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Olin Business School - Knight Hall
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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