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Career outcomes

On completion of their MPhil in Finance degree, students continue on to a PhD or industry.

MPhil in Finance graduates have been offered admission to PhD programmes at:

  • Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Harvard University
  • MIT
  • University of Chicago
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Oxford
  • New York University's Stern School of Business
  • London School of Economics
  • Columbia University
  • Tilburg University

Students who complete the MPhil and proceed to the School's PhD programme can apply to have their MPhil year counted towards their PhD.

Those students who have gone into industry 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 Inc.
  • 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

In 2011 a New York Times poll of chief executives and chairmen from leading companies placed Cambridge 4th in a list of the universities from which they recruit.

Employers know that the competition for entry into the MPhil in Finance is fierce and that we are extremely selective. No one who gains entry into the MPhil in Finance will have anything less than an impeccable academic pedigree. We have found that this selectivity at the admissions stage has greatly helped our students when they compete for jobs in the marketplace.

Careers support

As an MPhil in Finance student you will have access to the University of Cambridge's excellent careers service.

Its recruitment events 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

Applications closed

Admissions for entry in 2017/18 have now closed.

Applications for entry in October 2018 will open in September 2017.


Funding available to our MPhil in Finance students includes University of Cambridge scholarships, Cambridge Judge Business School bursaries and external scholarships.

Find out more about scholarships