I just received a wonderful placement report from Georgetown University Masters in Finance program detailing the placements of their 1st cohort which graduated in 2015. All the students were placed or found improved jobs within their current employers. The average salary increase was 43% with an average graduating base salary of over $90,000. You have incredible geographic diversification with roughly 30% living and working in the NYC metro area, roughly 30% in the DC metro area and 10% in the Chicago metro area.
A sampling of Companies hiring Georgetown University Master in Finance graduates include:
- Capital One
- Charles Schwab
- Centre Asset Management
- Compass Group/E15
- Department of Defense
- Department of the Navy
- Fannie Mae
- Goldman Sachs (Wealth Management)
- Investment Placement Group
- Middleburg Real Estate Partners
- Pact, Inc.
- The Rockefeller Group
- Starwood Capital Group
- Webster Investments
I think these placements are pretty strong for the first year of an all online program. Now that the Georgetown program is maturing and offering a dual online/in-person option, I have no doubt placements will continue to excel and improve. What I found impressive is the increase in base salary. This program has a cost to it, but if graduates are seeing a 43% increase in base salary upon graduating then the return on investment is crystal clear. This is important because many, if not most, of the students in this original cohort were working professionals looking to augment their skills and education with a flexible graduate degree.
Here is a link to the Georgetown University Masters in Finance Program