The Cambridge Master of Finance (MFin) programme was ranked second in the Financial Times 2020 ranking of post-experience master of finance courses worldwide. The strength of our career outcomes has been a key contributing factor to our position in the rankings, with careers service ranking first among post-experience master of finance courses globally, and a career outcome of over 89 per cent placement success on average (three months out) over the last three years despite the challenging job markets in financial services.
Below are some of the career metrics where the Cambridge MFin scored highly:
- Average salary increase of 74 per cent.
- Average salary of $136,080(USD).
- Ninety one per cent employed three months out.
- Aims achieved with 86 per cent of our responding alumni saying they fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing a masters.
The above data was taken from the Financial Times 2020 rankings of Master of Finance programmes which measured career outcomes of graduates within three years of completing studies.
Additionally, the Cambridge MFin has a number of ties to the finance industry. This is clearly exhibited in the rich portfolio of corporate sponsored projects our students undertake every year and the broad range of senior city speakers we bring in on campus every week to share their professional insights with the class.
What to expect
From your first week, you will be encouraged to take steps to develop your career in finance. Here we outline the career service students rely on during and after the MFin programme.
Individual support with professional and personal development
Our regular one-on-one coaching sessions and workshops provide the tools to leverage our exclusive alumni and professional network and advance students’ prospects in the finance industry. We work with a pool of specialised careers coaches from across the industry.
These activities also help boost networking confidence and communication skills. To keep the students on track with their professional goals, the MFin Executive Director runs individual benchmarking sessions at the end of each term.
Learn more on the Support tab above.
Engagement with world-leaders in finance in and outside the classroom
Our City Speaker Series brings the world’s authorities in finance to the MFin classroom. Students meet industry leaders, ask questions and share ideas with them over dinner arranged in different colleges. In the classroom, the students are navigated through the programme by the faculty, who have each made a significant mark in their fields.
Find out more on the City speakers tab above.
Project work with top finance practitioners
The MFin offers students numerous ways to present their skills to leading finance organisations. During the Group Consulting and Equity Research Projects, students have the opportunity to work in small groups with a range of financial institutions, tackling real industry issues for tangible results.
One-to-one mentoring scheme
We offer a mentoring scheme during the academic year, pairing the students with alumni depending on their history and career aspirations. Mentors guide and support the students on the development of their interpersonal skills, interview skills, careers nevigation, and share with the student their own career journey and the latest development in their sector.
A significant benefit of the programme is the opportunity it provides to engage with bright, ambitious and creative people from a variety of backgrounds. This interaction enables you to build lifelong networks.
The University of Cambridge has a thriving community of world class faculty, students, powerful alumni groups, and committed corporate supporters:
Finance professionals and experts
Cambridge Judge Business School and MFin programme have strong networks with the corporate world, including specific links with the banking and finance industry. Practitioners will play a central role in the delivery of the programme through teaching, seminars and involvement in various practical MFin projects. During the programme you will attend guest lectures within MFin City Speaker Series (see relevent tab above) which brings the world’s authorities in finance to the MFin classroom. Students can meet industry leaders and experts, ask questions and share ideas with them over dinner in a Cambridge College.
Cambridge Judge Business School’s alumni network allows you to keep in touch with your fellow students and the School after graduation. This growing network also offers mutual support for students at the School. We hold a number of networking events throughout the year, with alumni currently working in finance.
There are over 400 MFin alumni working in more than 40 countries around the world. Our alumni work in a large number of different finance areas, functions and top global companies.
The MFin programme team helps to organise various local alumni gatherings around the world. For more information please see our Meet us page.
The School attracts the highest calibre of people from a range of different backgrounds, which fosters an atmosphere of global collaboration and provids unique opportunities for discussion and learning. All MFin students attend lectures together which makes it easier to build relationships throughout the course. Please see our latest class profile.
Resident and visiting academic faculty from disciplines such as Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Law and Land Economy, many of whom are leaders in their field of expertise.
The Master of Finance City Speaker Series provides a further stream of practical financial expertise to the degree. It also provides students regular networking opportunities with finance professionals. The speakers are experts in their fields working at the daily cutting edge of applied finance.
- Anne-Marie Fleurbaaij, Senior Adviser | GAIN
- Kristine Braden, Managing Director, Head of Europe Global Subsidiaries Group | Citi
- Chris McHugh, Investment Banking Europe (IBEU) | HSBC
- Paul Tucker, Partner at Egerton | Egerton Capital
- Dania Seiglie, Managing Director, Energy | Societe Generale, Corporate & Investment Banking
- Jamie Walton, Managing Director, Head of global macro quants | Morgan Stanley
- Andrea Traversone, Partner, Wireless Telecommunications sector | Amadeus Capital Partners
- Michael Wilkins, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings group | Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
- Tom Hall, Equity Partner and Co-Head of the Media team | Apax Partners UK
- Philip Yates, Partner | Perella Weinberg Partners
- Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny, Managing Director and Head of Global Private Equity Investments | Northgate Capital
- Chris Eagle, Chief Executive Officer | Aquila Markets
- Helen Steers, Partner | Pantheon Ventures
- Laurence Hopkins, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
- Kevin Gardiner, Managing Director, Rothschild & Co
- Jan-Peter Onstwedder, Managing Director, Citi
The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes standards in the investment industry and offers educational and career resources for investment professionals. It has branches around the globe and over 100, 000 members worldwide.