Princeton University’s MFin program enrolls approximately 25 students each year, out of more than 600 applicants. The small size of the program and great selectivity lead to high academic standards, an intense relationship for students with the faculty and with each other, both of which enhance our students’ academic experience and lead to the exceptional job placement record achieved by our students.

Our students have achieved outstanding academic records and they possess excellent leadership and communication skills. They arrive from a multiplicity of nations worldwide. Some have a depth of professional experience; all have superior educational achievements and manifest a deep interest in finance.

Career Placement Record

As of February 2019, we already have 100% placement (offers) for 2019 summer internships and fulltime. As of May 2018, we had 100% placement for 2019 candidates seeking summer internships and 100% fulltime placement for 2018 graduates. As of May 2017, we had 100% placement for graduating MFIN students and 2017 summer internships for first-year students. In times like these, we especially appreciate the critical support of our alumni, our Advisory Council, and our Corporate Affiliates. Please click here for more details on 2019 roles

2019 Placements for Graduating Students

  • Akuna Capital
  • Arrowstreet Capital
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BNPP
  • Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board HK
  • Citadel
  • Citi
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ergoteles Capital
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • JP Morgan
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Point 72 Asset Management
  • Tower Research
  • Volant Trading

2019 Placements for Internships

  • Alliance Bernstein
  • AQR
  • Arrowstreet
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • BNPP
  • Capula
  • Citi
  • Cubist Systematic Strategies
  • Ergoteles LLC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Shogun
  • Strike Protocols
  • Susquehanna International Group
  • UBS

2018 Placements for Graduating Students

  • AQR
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • Belvedere Trading
  • Blackrock
  • Bloomberg
  • BNPP
  • Bridgewater Associates
  • Citadel
  • Citi
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • HAP Capital
  • JP Morgan
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura
  • Quantitative Brokers
  • Squarepoint
  • Strike Protocols Inc.

2018 Placements for Internships

  • Arrowstreet Capital
  • Blackrock
  • BNPP
  • Citadel
  • Citi
  • Ellington Management Group
  • Ergoteles Capital
  • Goldman Sachs Strats
  • Goldman Sachs Securities
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Quantedge
  • Stevens Capital Management

2017 Placements for Graduating Students

  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas
  • Capula
  • Citigroup
  • Columbia Threadneedle
  • Evercore
  • Fitch Ratings NYC
  • Goldman Sachs Securities
  • Goldman Sachs Strats
  • Government of Singapore
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • JP Morgan Quant Research
  • LongTail Alpha
  • Ministry of Finance Singapore
  • Morgan Stanley Sales & Trading
  • Nomura Sales & Trading
  • Numeric
  • Phil Eagles
  • Squarepoint

2017 Placements for Internships

  • AQR
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board HK
  • Citadel
  • Citigroup
  • Glenmede Philadelphia
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • JP Morgan Quantitative Research
  • Nomura Research
  • Nomura Sales & Trading
  • PIMCO
  • Squarepoint
  • Volant
  • Russian International Affairs Council

We have a complete listing of hiring partners and current alumni employers/roles/locations.

If you have an opportunity that you would like to publicize with our students, please contact the Director of Corporate Relations.  Our office can help you schedule an on campus interview at our facilities which is an efficient way to meet several of our students.

In view of Princeton’s proximity to the major East Coast financial centers, it is very feasible for our students to travel to meet with you in your offices. Contact us so that we can get you a list of qualified applicants and help you coordinate dates and times with our students’ class schedules.

  • Position title and brief description of job attributes and desired skill set
  • Position start date (please note that, except in unusual circumstances, our program graduates students in early June; should you require a start date that is nonconforming with graduation, you should contact us to see what sort of arrangements can be made)
  • Preferred method of receiving applications

The MFIN Directory lists all of our students and whether they are seeking an internship or permanent employment opportunities.

The Bendheim Center for Finance offers Master in Finance students a wealth of resources for career development:

Bendheim Center for Finance Career Development programs include

Graduate School Career Advising & Resources via Career Development

Graduate School Professional Development Resources

Handshake/HireTigers – online recruiting resources

Meet-Ups and Career Fairs

Princeternships

Online Resources

Trading Competitions, Data-thons and Conferences

Career Research Resources

Goldman Sachs newsletter – subscribe here

BlackRock Insights

AQR Research

Citadel Career Guides

 Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance programs

Keller Center programs for entrepreneurial students, including the eLab Incubator

Academic Calendars

January 2020

January 5. Winter recess ends
January 6-14. Reading period
January 16. Fall term exams begin
January 25. Fall term exams end and term break begins

February–June 2020

February 3. Classes begin
March 9-13. Mid-term exam week
March 14-22. Spring recess
March 23. Classes resume
May 4-12. Reading period
May 13-23. Spring term exams
June 2. Commencement

September–December 2020

Please note that Princeton’s academic calendar has moved up two weeks earlier from past years.
In general, most company presentations and interviews for permanent positions take place by fall break. Most offers for permanent positions are made prior to Thanksgiving and resolved prior to Winter recess. Internship information sessions kick off in September and continue through early December. Job shadowing visits tend to take place on Fridays in October and November.

August 17-28. MFIN Math Camp
August 29-September 1. MFIN Careers Boot Camp and orientation
September 2. Classes commence
October 12-16. Mid-term exam week
October 17. Fall recess commences
October 26. Classes resume
November 24-29. Thanksgiving holiday
December 8-15. Reading period
December 16-22. Fall term exams
December 23. Winter recess begins

January–June 2020

January 11-24. Wintersession
January 25. Spring Semester Classes begin
March 1-5. Mid-term exam week
March 6-14. Spring recess
March 15. Classes resume
April 26-May 4. Reading period
May 7-13. Spring term exams
May 24. Graduate School Hooding Ceremony & Class Day Celebrations
May 25. Commencement

In this technology-driven world, a graduate degree in quantitative and computational finance is more valuable than ever before. At the same time, MBA programs are in decline given their less technical focus, while the MFin Degree provides a gateway to a broader array of career opportunities, spanning finance, technology and many other industries. Our program incorporates all the interdisciplinary aspects of modern finance, such as financial mathematics, financial econometrics, computational finance, behavioral finance and corporate finance, along with elective courses in Machine Learning, FinTech, Data Science and Entrepreneurship. Our courses are more quantitative than a typical MBA course and many may find them more demanding. While an MBA is valuable for corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, the MFin degree has become the preferred degree for algorithmic trading, quantitative asset management, risk management, derivatives pricing and trading, fixed income analytics and other areas where the pricing and analysis of complex securities require significant quantitative input. Also, the world of finance is broader than the traditional investment banking business, with opportunities in insurance, commercial banking, commodities and energy trading and risk management for traditional industrial companies, to mention just a few areas where our MFin program is well known due to the quality of the students and the learning experience provided by Princeton’s MFin program.

Unlike mathematical or computational finance Master programs, we teach all of finance– accounting, corporate finance, and behavioral finance, in addition to stochastic calculus, derivatives pricing, financial engineering, etc. In addition, we have expanded our course offerings to span areas of financial technologies, with new courses in Machine Learning, FinTech, Data Science and Entrepreneurship We believe that our broad multidisciplinary approach to finance is an important advantage of our program, and that our placement record reflects it.