University of Texas at Austin MSF Update – May 2019

There have been a number of updated on the University of Texas at Austin MSF program that I wanted to bring to everyones attention. They just posted the 2019 class profile as well as updated career outcomes. There are also a number of other updates that I noticed that I think all of you will be interested in. With this program earning STEM certification I have noticed an increase of inquiries about it. Considering the reputation of the business school as well as the historic placements, this increased interest makes perfect sense.

Class of 2019

The class of 2019 for the University of Texas at Austin MSF program shows the continued growth that they have seen. At 67 students, the class is large, but not unwieldily. Being able to recruit and start that many students without sacrificing standards is impressive. Over a quarter of the class is female, no small accomplishment considering how few women you see in the higher level finance classes. The list of countries students come from, as well as majors that students bring into the program is very diverse and shows that the university is interested in students with a variety of backgrounds. All in all, everything I see is very positive and indicative of the quality of the program.

  • Average GPA – 3.44
  • Average GMAT – 687
  • Average GRE – 316
  • Average Work Experience – 10 months

You can also read a number of student perspectives on the program that I found rather interesting.


Career Outcomes

The program has updated 2017 career outcomes and there is some interesting information on there. Mean salary for all groups is close to $70,000, with international students having a slightly higher mean than domestic students. Definitely not something I would have expected. Financial services placements account for 42% of the class, what you would expect from a masters in finance program, but consulting was 25% and petroleum & energy came in at 10%. I think the consulting placements really reflect UT Austin’s openness to admitting non-business undergraduate majors and the energy placements being a function of going to school in Texas.

The program has dedicated career services individuals as well as a number services to help students in their job search. Specialized masters students need different things than MBA students and I always like seeing dedicated resources to address these different needs.

I am working to get more content on the University of Texas at Austin MSF. With the program being STEM certified now and having such great placements and career outcomes there will be increased interest. I’ve already noticed more questions and emails on the program and I want to make sure I provide the content that all of you want. Stay tuned!


Here is a link to the University of Texas at Austin MSF Program


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