Career Outcomes in Finance

Top Finance Employers of Michigan Ross MBA Graduates
16.9%

of Ross grads went into various types of finance roles

5.7%

Corporate Finance

8.4%

Investment Banking

2018 Detailed Compensation Information–Finance

Function base salary MEDIAN base salary MEAN base salary RANGE SIGNING BONUS % Signing Bonus MEDIAN
Finance $125,000 $126,120 $80,000-$234,000 84.0% $42,500
Investment Banking $125,000 $126,667 $120,000-$150,000 96.3% $48,750
Corporate Finance $115,000 $116,882 $80,000-$158,000 88.2% $30,000
General Finance $128,000 $149,833 $125,000-$243,000 16.7% $35,000

Here’s How You’ll Get There

From the classroom to Wall Street, the Ross MBA experience is designed to help you stand out as you recruit for the most desirable jobs in finance.

Add a Finance Specialization to Your MBA 

The Fast Track in Finance program prepares you to succeed in careers requiring analytical thinking and financial acumen. Depending on your background and performance on assessments designed by Ross, you will progress through relevant courses quickly to enable you to successfully compete for internships requiring these skills.

Fast Track in Finance

Tackle MAP Projects in Finance

As part of the Michigan Ross core curriculum, you’ll fully dedicate yourself to working with an organization on solving a real business problem right before your summer internship. Take a look at recent MAP projects in finance.

Alphabet Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA

Create a strategy and framework to decrease cost inefficiencies associated with payments.

Barnes Group Inc.

Corry, PA;Milwaukee, WI;Bristol, CT;Peabody, MA;Brecksville, OH;Plymouth, MI;Farmington, CT

Create a dynamic financial forecasting model that can be utilized across Barnes Industrial's diverse strategic business units to drive consistency, enhance understanding, and increase forecast...

ICICI Bank

Mumbai, India

Study the impact of the Digital Villages adopted by ICICI Bank and suggest improvements.


Take Rigorous Finance Courses

Learn from some of the best professors around in courses covering everything from valuation to financial decision making. 


Dive Deeper into Finance Experiences

Your immersion in finance doesn’t stop with focused academics. Outside the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to add a rich finance perspective to your extracurricular activities as well.

Finance Club - MBA

Finance Club provides members interested in finance or finance-related careers the resources, tools, and guidance needed to successfully reach their professional goals.

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Investment Management Club

Whether you're interested in a career in investment management or simply wish to manage your personal portfolio better, this club offers students opportunities to learn about and participate in financial markets. 

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Student-Run Investment Funds

Michigan Ross offers more student-run funds than any other MBA program. This is the place to be for hands-on experience investing, managing, and growing a real investment portfolio.

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Trek to NYC

During Professional Development Week, students interested in finance travel to New York City to meet with firms and network with potential employers. This past year students visited Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Citi, JP Morgan, TD Bank, MBO, Credit Suisse, MorganStanley, RBC, Barclays, and Bank of America.


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Webinar

Watch Our Finance Webinar

Three second-year MBA students share their experience recruiting in finance, while breaking down what it means to recruit corporate finance vs. investment banking vs. wealth management. 

Podcast Episode: We’re Talking Finance

In this episode of the Ross MBA podcast Business Beyond Usual, students have an informal chat about their various experiences (or inexperiences) studying finance and recruiting for finance jobs. Listen and subscribe for an unfiltered look at what the experience is really like, from their perspective.

Get the Support You Need to Get the Finance Job You Want

Our Career Development Office will be with you every step of the way to help you find and land a job you love in finance.

Student Ambassadors with Interest in Finance

With more peer coaches than any other business school, at Ross you’re sure to find a student with experience and insight into the industry you’re interested in. Why not reach out and connect?

Student ambassador
Class of 2020

Rachel Thurman

I am originally from sunny Southern California - LA area! After attending UC Berkeley for undergrad, I decided to stay in the Bay Area and worked there for...
Student ambassador
Class of 2019

Jonathan Michaelson

Jon is a second-year MBA Candidate (Class of 2019) at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business with a focus on finance and corporate...

You’ll Be Pushed and Supported in a Finance FACT Group

These small, career-specific teams come together weekly to offer information, guidance, and support as you prepare for internship recruiting. FACT groups (Functional Accountability Career Teams) are facilitated by second-year MBA peer coaches. 

FACT Group Spotlight: Investment Banking

Recruiting for investment banking positions is a little different than recruiting for other careers during your MBA. This FACT Group will help you navigate the process, keep you on track to meet your goals, and bring you closer to your classmates. 

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