The Princeton University Master in Finance program has some of the best placements of any MSF program I have seen. Despite the economic environment, we have achieved 100 percent placement for 2010 summer internships, and 100 percent placement (as of July 2010) for full-time positions.

2010 Placements: Graduates, Fulltime

  • Bank Of America Merrill Lynch, NYC
  • Bank of Colombia
  • Bank of Montreal Trading desk – commodities, Chicago
  • BNP Paribas, NYC
  • Boston Consulting Group, NYC
  • BTG Pactual, New York City
  • Cenario Capital Management, NYC
  • CICC, Beijing, Investment Banking
  • Citi HK – Structured Products
  • Citi Quantitative Strategies, NYC
  • Development Bank of Singapore, Singapore
  • Fortress Investment Group, NYC
  • GIC, Singapore
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management, New York and London
  • Goldman Sachs Equity Derivatives
  • HSBC London, Structured Products
  • JPMorgan Management Associate Program, New York
  • Kepos Capital, New York
  • Ministry of Finance, Paris
  • Ministry of Finance, Paris
  • Ministry of Finance, Singapore
  • Morgan Stanley Interest Rates Derivatives Trading, NYC
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers, London
  • Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • Square Consulting, Chicago
  • UBS London
  • 2010 Internship Placements
  • BNP Paribas Sales & Trading, New York
  • Citigroup Global Markets, Financial Strategies, NY
  • Credit Suisse M&A, Singapore
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management, London
  • Goldman Sachs Securities, NYC
  • Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific Investment Banking – Hong Kong
  • JPMorgan Chase, Fixed Income Sales & Trading
  • Morgan Stanley Fixed Income Sales and Trading

2009 Placements – Graduates/Full Time

  • Goldman Sachs QIS, NYC
  • Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific
  • Citadel NYC
  • Analytic Investors, Los Angeles
  • IFC/World Bank
  • Barclays NYC
  • UBS Sales & Trading, Stamford
  • Morgan Stanley IDEAS, NYC
  • BlackRock, NYC
  • Bank of Mexico
  • Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific – Beijing
  • Neuberger Berman Shanghai
  • UBS Sales & Trading – Stamford
  • Goldman Sachs London
  • Singapore GIC
  • Singapore Power, Investment Monitoring Division
  • BNP Paribas NYC
  • International Monetary Fund
  • PNY Lab, Princeton
  • Towercrest Capital
  • Citi Hong Kong
  • Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, Turkey
  • University of Toronto Research
  • Boston College Law School

2009 Internships

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bloomberg Global Data Systems, Princeton
  • BNP Paribas, Fixed income trading, New York
  • Citigroup Global Markets Hong Kong, Structured Products
  • Citigroup Global Markets, Financial Strategies, NY
  • Citigroup Pakistan
  • DTE Energy Ann Arbor quant analyst
  • Goldman Sachs London
  • Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific – Beijing
  • Group One, Philadelphia
  • JPMorgan Chase, Treasury Strategies
  • Morgan Stanley Fixed Income Sales and Trading
  • Novahill, Princeton
  • PRINCO
  • PSEG Trading, Newark
  • BTG Pactual, Brazil
  • InsiderScore, Princeton
  • UBS

Program Employers

  • JPMorgan Chase: 13 graduates
  • Asset management in New York
  • Emerging markets trading in New York
  • Equity derivatives trading in New York
  • Fixed income trading in London
  • Fixed income research in New York (3)
  • Mortgage-backed securities in New York
  • Proprietary trading in New York (3)
  • Structured credit products in New York
  • Treasury Strategies in New York
  • Goldman Sachs: 14 graduates
  • Equity research in Hong Kong
  • Derivatives trading in London (2)
  • Options trading in Chicago
  • Private client strategy in New York (2)
  • Proprietary trading in New York
  • Principal strategies in London
  • Quantitative strategies in New York (3)
  • Macro structuring in Hong Kong
  • Asset Management in London
  • Equity Derivatives in New York
  • Barclays and Lehman Brothers: 9 graduates
  • Fixed income research and analytics in New York (4)
  • Emerging markets trading in New York
  • Asset backed securities in New York (2)
  • Commodities trading in New York
  • BNP Paribas: 2 graduates
  • Interest Rate structuring in New York
  • Ph.D. Programs: 6 graduates
  • Princeton University
  • London Business School
  • Northwestern University
  • Oxford University
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2)
  • Government of Singapore: 11 graduates
  • Monetary Authority
  • Development Bank
  • Ministry of Finance (4)
  • International Enterprise
  • GIC
  • Treasuries Investment, Singapore
  • Credit Suisse: 3 graduates
  • Asset backed securities in New York
  • QSI program in New York
  • Citadel Investments: 4 graduates
  • Portfolio Management and quantitative analysis in Chicago
  • Fixed income in New York
  • Citigroup: 5 graduates
  • Currency trading in New York
  • Fixed income analysis in New York
  • Quantitative Strategies in New York
  • Structured Products in Hong Kong (2)
  • HSBC:¬† 2 graduates
  • FX Struturing in New York
  • Structured Products in London
  • Merrill Lynch: 3 graduates
  • Capital markets in New York
  • Credit derivative sales in New York
  • Interest rates derivatives trading in New York
  • Morgan Stanley: 6 graduates
  • Emerging markets trading and equity derivatives structuring in New York
  • IDEAS Group – Quantitative strategies in New York
  • Fixed Income trading in New York
  • Fixed income trading in Hong Kong
  • Oak Hill Platinum Partners: 2 graduates
  • Hedge fund trading in Greenwich (2)
  • Princeton University Investment Co. (PRINCO): 2 graduates
  • Asset management in Princeton (2)
  • One graduate each:
  • APAX Partners: Private equity in New York
  • Bank of Italy: Bank supervision in Milan
  • Bank of Montreal: Trading commodities in Chicago
  • Barclays Capital: Fixed income research in New York
  • BlackRock: Portfolio Analytics Group
  • Boston Consulting Group, consulting in New York
  • BTG Pactual, trading in Brazil
  • Cenario Capital Management, asset and risk management in New York
  • CICC, Investment Banking in Beijing
  • CIT Corporation: Corporate finance in New York
  • Constellation Energy: Power trading in Baltimore
  • Dean and Co.: Financial consulting analyst in Washington
  • Derivatech: Derivatives pricing software in New York
  • Deutsche Bank: Global capital markets in New York
  • Empirical Research Partners: Quantitative equity modelling in New York
  • Fortress Investment Group, alternative investments and asset management in New York
  • Gleacher & Associates: Mergers and acquisitions in New York
  • LarrainVial, financial services in Santiago, Chile
  • McKinsey and Co. Business consulting in Paris
  • Mitsui Bank: Commodities trading in New York
  • Moody’s Investors Service: Financial research in New York
  • New York Federal Reserve: Banking supervision in New York
  • NRG Energy: natural gas trading in Princeton
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers, consulting in London
  • Putnam Investments: Quantitative asset management in Boston
  • Reserve Bank of Australia: Credit research and forecasting in Sydney
  • Sanford Bernstein: Quantitative asset management strategy in New York
  • SembCorp Industries: Finance in a manufacturing company in Singapore
  • Shanghai Stock Exchange, Senior Research Fellow
  • Sidley & Austin: Derivatives law in New York
  • Silvercrest Asset Management Group: Asset Management in New York City
  • Susquehanna International Group: Senior Trader
  • Two Sigma Investments: Quantitative technology and finance in New York
  • World Bank: International Finance Corporation

Our two-year students have obtained internships with the same types of employers, often leading to an offer of permanent employment after the internship ends.

In broad terms, students with prior work experience are compensated in terms comparable to an MBA graduate; students without prior experience are compensated somewhere in between an undergraduate and an MBA graduate (who often have a few years of work experience prior to completing their degree).

The average first year starting salary of our June 2008 graduates was $140,000. These numbers include only salary and guaranteed bonus. In addition, most people receive an additional bonus which is determined based on their performance and that of their group at the end of the year. This additional amount often represents 10 to 25 percent of the base salary for rookies (and often more for those with prior work experience) and is not included in the figures above.

Here is a link to the Princeton University Master in Finance program