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Jobs and Career Management

The MSFE program aims to train students for careers with investment and commercial banks, asset management companies, economic and financial consulting firms, and policy-oriented organizations. The Master of Science in Financial Economics degree is a more analytical and quantitatively focused course of study in finance than that offered by Columbia Business School's MBA Program and is designed for students that prefer a shorter and more industry-oriented experience than the School's Doctoral Program.

Applicants who may also be considering MBA or PhD programs are encouraged to carefully review the academic differentials between the offerings to better understand the nature of preparation for post-program opportunities.

The Career Management Center (CMC) at Columbia Business School works with students to help them build lifelong career management skills and leverage the Columbia Business School network. The small size of the program allows the CMC to target job search resources, tailoring these to the experience and needs of Master of Science students, including:

  • Training in recruiting fundamentals: résumé and cover letter development, career coaching, and mock interviews.
  • Job listing resources appropriate for the degree program profile.

Access to customized resources in Columbia Business School's online recruiting system. Summer internship and full-time employment has been excellent due to the unique skill set of our students, the Columbia network, and the New York advantage. 

Student internship opportunities have included:

  • Asset management companies 
  • Central banks 
  • Economic consulting firms
  • Investment/commercial banks 
  • Private equity firms 
  • Policy organizations 

A number of students have also spent their summers working as research assistants for faculty members. Student full-time employment opportunities have included:

  • Asset management companies
  • Central banks 
  • Economic and financial consulting firms
  • Hedge funds 
  • Investment/commercial banks 
  • PhD programs
  • Private equity firms 
  • Real-estate development companies

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Application Deadlines

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Fall 2015 Entry:
Application Deadline: Jan. 5th, 2015


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January 5th, 2015


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