From MPhil to academic or industry career 

Get to where you want to go. At Cambridge Judge, we are here to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress to a rewarding academic research or industry career. As an MPhil student, you can take advantage of the University of Cambridge’s Career Services, attend recruitment events and connect with our international and supportive network of alumni. 

Discover more about the career outcomes of our Finance MPhil graduates and start planning your future.

Progression to PhD

On completion of their MPhil in Finance degree, students continue to a PhD at Cambridge or elsewhere. 

Our graduates have been admitted to PhD programmes at world-leading business schools and universities, like: 

  • Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 
  • Harvard University 
  • MIT 
  • University of Chicago
  • Stanford University
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 
  • University of Oxford 
  • New York University’s Stern School of Business 
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Columbia University 
  • Tilburg University
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Progression to a finance career 

Employers know that we are extremely selective about who we admit to the MPhil in Finance programme. We only accept students with impeccable academic backgrounds and our strict selectivity leads to our students being highly competitive in the job marketplace. 

This is reflected by the fact that the Global University Employability Ranking 2023/24, published by Times Higher Education, placed Cambridge fourth in a list of the universities from which global companies recruit

MPhil graduates have secured an impressive range of position in organisations such as:

  • Bain & Co. 
  • Barclays Capital 
  • Cazenove 
  • CIBC World Markets 
  • CitiGroup 
  • Credit Suisse 
  • Deloitte 
  • Deutsche Bank 
  • Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein 
  • Enbridge 
  • Ernst & Young 
  • Gartmore Investment Management 
  • Goldman Sachs 
  • IBM 
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG 
  • LEK Consulting 
  • Lehman Brothers 
  • McKinseys 
  • Merrill Lynch 
  • Morgan Stanley 
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers 
  • PSG Group 
  • Rothschild 
  • Royal Bank of Scotland 
  • UBS 
  • Warburg 
  • Watson Wyatt 
  • The World Bank 

Your career support 

We can help you whether you have no decided plan for what to do after Cambridge, a few ideas or a clear idea. You’ll get the support you need through: 

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Careers Service platform

The University of Cambridge Careers Service platform giving you access to: 1-to-1 guidance consultations; booking your spot-on workshops and briefings; careers fairs and employer presentations.

Career Essentials programme

The University of Cambridge Career Essentials programme that provides a selection of sessions, offering you the opportunity to access career and recruitment advice you need from our career advisers. 

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Recruitment events

The Careers Services at the University of Cambridge organise recruitment events that attract major global companies, who are keen to hire from the talent pool assembled in Cambridge, and offer you excellent networking opportunities.

Visit the University’s Careers Service website to find out more

MPhil in Finance news and insights

Find out how MPhil in Finance graduates found their finance niche in start-ups, new jobs, industries or country locations.

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Tara Heuzé-Sarmini (MPhil in Finance 2014) talks about her motivation to study finance at graduate level and her non-linear career path encompassing an NGO to fight period poverty and a co-living project for single-parent families.

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The expertise, programmes and initiatives of Cambridge Judge Business School were on display at a Virtual Experience Day on 15 October that showcased the School’s many facets.

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Chenhao (Kobe) Ge proposed to Xu (Vera) Yang whilst dining underwater in Dubai. Both MPhil in Finance alumni (2012) returned to Cambridge for their fairytale wedding. "Chenhao and I met during the first week of orientation at Cambridge Judge in 2012. We were classmates and quickly became good friends. "As fate would have it, Chenhao was with Wolfson College and I was with Robinson College, which are very close to each other. So he walked me home and we had so many great talks about the future and dreams. Although writing essays, studying for final exams and preparing for job interviews are not particularly fun, we had great memories at Cambridge. Those good old days of studying until midnight in libraries, cycling along the river and pennying each other during formal dinners became the most precious moments of our life and formed a strong bond between us. "Chenhao proposed to me during our trip back to the UK in 2014. I thought it would happen when we revisited Cambridge, but he surprised me with a proposal during an underwater private dining in Dubai. Of course, I said YES! I always had a dream of a Cambridge wedding and he made…

Alumni network

Join a major network for life. As an MPhil Finance graduate, you’ll be part of an international network of more than 9,600 Cambridge alumni, in more than 147 locations worldwide. Meet up at alumni events and reunions to keep connections that last a lifetime.

Discover our alumni network