Placement Information

The students in the one-year Master’s Program in Finance (does not include CMC BA/MA students) have placed exceptionally well in the first five years of the program, resulting in a 95% placement rate*. Please see below for more specific information regarding employment and salary statistics.

Master’s Program in Finance Compensation (2010-2014) **

Type of Compensation  Median Range
Annual Starting Salary $67,000 $45,000 – $150,000
Signing Bonus $10,000 $4,500 – $12,500
Performance Bonus —- 5% – 100% of salary

Total Compensation:  $77,000 (plus performance bonus)

*  Placement is defined as any fulltime position, internship position, entrepreneurial venture, fellowship or continuing education secured within 90 days of completion of the Program.  Placement figures exclude those not actively pursuing fulltime employment opportunities
** Compensation figures only include students pursuing full-time employment and do not reflect those entering graduate school, delaying their job search, or continuing their job search beyond 90 days. Not all students received bonuses.

2010 – 2014 Placement History

Over the last five years, the students in the Master’s Program in Finance classes have accepted positions such as:

  • Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) – Senior Associate, Finance
  • Australia New Zealand Bank (Singapore) – Research Analyst
  • Caltech Investment Office (Pasadena, CA) – Risk Analyst
  • Cambridge Associates (Menlo Park, CA) – Analyst
  • Chicago Trading Company (Chicago, IL) – Trading Assistant
  • China International Capital Corporation (Hong Kong) – Investment Banking Analyst
  • Citi (New York, NY) – Quantitative Trader
  • Cowen & Co. (San Francisco, CA) – Investment Banking Analyst
  • Credit Suisse (Los Angeles, CA) – Investment Banking Analyst
  • DaVita, Inc. (Denver, CO) – Healthcare Analyst
  • Ernst & Young (New York, NY) – Business Advisory Analyst
  • Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) – Investment Banking Analyst
  • Hall Capital Partners (San Francisco, CA) – Private Wealth Mgmt. Analyst
  • Harris Williams & Co. (San Francisco, CA) – Investment Banking Analyst
  • Houlihan Lokey (San Francisco, CA) – Financial Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst
  • Morgan Stanley (New York, NY) – Global Capital Markets Analyst
  • PMF Group (Los Angeles, CA) – Analyst
  • Prager & Co. (New York, NY) – Trader
  • Private Family Office (Brussels, Belgium) – Analyst
  • Public Resources Advisory Group (Los Angeles, CA) – Analyst
  • Relational Investors (San Diego, CA) – Analyst
  • Union Bank (San Francisco, CA) – Analyst
  • Visa USA (Foster City, CA) – Financial Analyst
  • Wells Fargo (San Francisco, CA) – Commodities Analyst

Additionally, our graduate students have pursed Ph.D. programs in economics and machine learning/statistics, in addition to law school.

Recruiting Partners

The following firms have recruited students of The Robert Day School, at the undergraduate or graduate level, in either an internship or full-time capacity.

Investment Banking and Trading

Banc of America Securities
Barclays Global Investments
CIBC World Markets
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Goldman Sachs
Harris Williams & Co.
Houlihan Lokey
Lazard Ltd.
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
Montgomery & Co.
Piper Jaffray
Prager & Co.
Prudential Financial
RBC Capital Markets
Strategic Equity Group
Wells Fargo


Analysis Group
Bain & Company
Boston Consulting Group
Deloitte Consulting
McKinsey & Company
Monitor Consulting
NERA Economic Consulting

Asset Management & Hedge Funds

Cambridge Associates
Capital Group
Cascade Investment
Citadel Investment Group
Legg Mason
Oakmont Corporation
Public Financial Management
Taconic Capital
Trust Company of the West
Union Bank
Western Asset Management Company