Put Your Quantitative Skills to Work

MS in Quantitative Finance Career Prospects


Turn to WashU’s Center for Career Enhancement for resources and support on your career journey.

This degree’s powerful combination of mathematical skills and strategic decision-making positions you as an appealing candidate to potential employers. As a student, take advantage of career services offered by WashU’s Center for Career Engagement. The center is dedicated to helping all students find meaningful, successful professional careers, providing coaching, skills training, career planning and access to a global community of business leaders, recruiters, influencer networks and WashU alumni.

 

An Olin MS in Quantitative Finance Pays Off


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$59,700

median base salary

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77%

employment rate

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$3,500

median monthly internship salary

for specialized master's students

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52%

employed in North America

for specialized master’s students seeking employment

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


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.

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.

Employers That Hire


Blackrock, Goldman Sachs, Alpha Square Group, Ascension Investment Management, Bloomberg LP China, Bank of China

Read more in our Employment Report

Employment by Function


See how our graduates put their degrees and skill to work by job function.

Function % of Graduates
Finance 61%
Business/Data Analytics 17%
Consulting 7%
Operations/Logistics 4%
Information Technology 4%
Other 6%

Interested in Recruiting Olin Students?

We invite you to partner with us to develop an individualized recruitment strategy to attract and engage the right candidates for your positions.

Recruit at WashU

The career center has been instrumental in helping me identify my strengths and weaknesses, refine my career goals, and develop a clear roadmap for professional growth. The resources, advice, and encouragement provided by the dedicated staff have not only prepared me for the competitive job market but have also instilled confidence in my ability to succeed in my chosen field.

Binbin Lu, MSF 2023
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St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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