The Johns Hopkins Masters in Finance program just released their 2017 placement report. This is something I always watch for as all of you who read this site typically focus on placements when trying to decide which program to attend. Johns Hopkins has been good with reporting every year and they continue this tradition. I will include a link to the report in this post, but check below for a summary of the 2017 placement report.
2017 Placement Report
The Johns Hopkins program is large, with over 400 students across both the full time and part time programs. For the 2017 program year, 74% of graduates were employed, accepted full-time or internship positions, continued their education or started their own business within six months of graduation (Based on data collected for 57% of August 2017 graduates).
Prospective students should make a note that there are a large number of international students in this program and they can be difficult to keep in contact with, hence the lower reporting percentage. These reporting rates will also differ for full time vs. part time, as well as for the Baltimore vs. Washington campuses. Check with admissions for additional details.
The chart below includes specific details making up the above placement percentages. The key take away for me is that the program managed to place 191 students into full time positions. This is nearly triple the number of total students at most MSF programs. No easy task.
|Placement Details||Numbers (#)||Percentage (%)|
|Students with Placement Information*||276||57%|
|Not Seeking Employment||12||2%|
|Starting New Business||1||8%|
|Full‐time Offer ‐ Accepted||191||72%|
|Still Seeking Employment||63||24%|
Of the students accepting offers, the majority were working in the financial sector. The program did show some diversity of placement, which is a positive as more and more students are looking at consulting or other industries.
Placement by Industry
- 75% Financial Services
- 8% Consulting
- 6% Real Estate
- 11% Other
Placement by Firm
The program does a good job of listing the firms hiring students. As you can imagine, with 191 students being placed, the number of firms is pretty expansive. I’ve selected a number of them, but make sure you check out the official placements to see all of them.
|Apple||CITIC Securities||HSBC Commercial Banking||Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
|Bain and Company||Credit Suisse Securities LLC||JP Morgan Chase & Company||Standard Chartered Bank|
|Bank of America Merrill Lynch||Deloitte Consulting||KPMG||Transamerica|
|Bank of China||Ernst & Young LLP||Morgan Stanley||United Nations|
|Citibank||General Electric (GE)||PNC Financial Services Group, Inc||Wells Fargo|
For those interested, you can find the complete report here. I will write another post shortly updating the program in general as there have been some new things to report. Stay tuned!
Here is a link to the Johns Hopkins Masters in Finance Program