Master of Finance Career Management | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Master of Finance Career Management

Weatherhead Prepares You for the Future

The Weatherhead Master of Finance degree can take you anywhere in business. After engaging coursework and real-world, project-based experiences, you'll be prepared to work in a bank, an investment firm, a branch of the government, a consulting firm, or start a thriving corporate finance career.

Gain Real-World Experience to Stand Out: Weatherhead Finance Fellowship

A corporate project experience in the curriculum may be available for top Master of Finance students. Through Weatherhead’s Finance Fellowship, students can complete a corporate assignment facilitated by industry expert(s) in the finance field, designed to address real issues in your area of specialization: corporate finance, corporate financial analytics, risk management analytics or financial big data analytics. The Fellowship may come with a tuition scholarship award and will add relevant industry experience to resume. 40% of Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Cleveland, so the projects will be representative of a variety of industries including financial services. Since Cleveland is near other big-city financial centers, projects may be in those cities as well.

Internships

Examples of firms where students have been placed in internship include:

  • African Leadership Foundation
  • Apple Growth Partners
  • Bank of China
  • Blue Rose Group Inc.
  • Breakthrough Schools
  • CardinalCommerce
  • China Galaxy Securities Co.,
  • China Galaxy Securities Co., LTD
  • Cleveland China Commerce
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland Clinic Investments
  • Cleveland Food Bank
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • Cleveland Research Company
  • Coleman Wick
  • Copper Run Capital
  • Creditease
  • Danaher
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Ernst and Young
  • Fanzhuo Capital
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Fusi equity
  • Greater Cleveland Foodbank
  • Guotai Junan Securities
  • Hangzhou CIEC Group Co.
  • Huaan Securities
  • Imagine Software
  • Insight2profit
  • Ivan Ecreg Trading
  • Jaitong Securities
  • KeyBank
  • Likefolio
  • Lions Assurance Corporation
  • LXL Capital
  • Mangen & Associates
  • Minsheng Securities
  • National Development Council
  • Nestle
  • New York Community Bank
  • Nonovest
  • NYIC
  • Ondecare
  • Pantera Technology
  • Pingan Technology
  • Plug and Play Cleveland
  • PNC Financial Services
  • Ridge Creek Global
  • RMI Software
  • Rockwell Automation
  • SAS (Beijing)
  • The 216 Agency
  • The Cleveland Found
  • The Martec Group (Shanghai) Inc.
  • The Thinkbox
  • University Hospitals

Placements

A solid foundation in finance doesn't mean that students’ futures have to be only in banking. The world of finance touches every sector of economy. The Master of Finance degree can enhance an undergraduate degree with quantitative and analytical skills to begin a career in the field of interest, or set students off in an entirely new direction. Graduates of the Master of Finance program have accepted positions in banks, in consultancy, in government organizations, financial institutions, insurance, higher education, government, manufacturing, investment firms, technology, and many others. Examples of firms where our students have found employment after graduating from the Master of Finance program, include:

  • 284 Partners
  • Agricultural Development Bank of China
  • Albert & Wendel LLP
  • Amazon
  • AML Right Source
  • Applied Medical Technology
  • Baird
  • BioEnterprise
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • BNY Mellon
  • Boyd Watterson Asset Management
  • BrightEdge
  • Capgemini
  • Capital One
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Changjiang Securities
  • Cheetah Mobile
  • China Life
  • China Merger & Acquisition Fund
  • China Stock.com
  • CITIC Bank
  • CITIC Securities Company Limited
  • Cleveland for Public Transit
  • CME Group
  • CNNC Medical Industry Co.
  • Cohen & Company
  • Corning
  • Currency
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Delsk Group
  • Dominion Energy
  • DoorDash
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • East Kernel Technology Inc
  • Eaton
  • EDM Management
  • Elixir
  • Emirates NBD
  • EnvisionRx
  • Epic
  • EXB Ventures
  • ExchangeBase
  • EY
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Financial Technology Partners
  • find.jobs
  • FinTell Financial Services
  • Flack Global Metals
  • FlatWorld Capital
  • Fleetmatics
  • Forest City
  • FOX International Channels
  • GCL New Energy
  • GPS Speakers & Events
  • Guangfa Securities Co., Ltd
  • Haitong Securities
  • Haslam Sports Group
  • Hauwei
  • Highland Consulting Associates
  • Highmark Health
  • HM Health Solutions
  • HSBC GSC China
  • Huarong Securities
  • Huarong Xiangjiang Bank
  • Huatai Securities
  • Huaxi Securities
  • Huron
  • Hyland Software
  • Imagine Software
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • Insight2Profit
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • iResearch Consulting Group
  • Jernigan Capital Inc
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Judson Senior Living
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • KeyBank
  • Kiski School
  • KPMG
  • Law Office of David Kahn
  • Lovelytics
  • MAI Capital Management
  • MarshBerry
  • McKinsey
  • Meituan
  • MetroHealth
  • Minsheng Securities.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nanjing Securities Co. Ltd.
  • National Interstate Transportation
  • Nations Lending
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
  • New York Community Bank
  • NMBLTechedge Group
  • Nolan & Associates
  • Northcoast Research
  • NorthShore Energy
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Northwind Precision
  • Ondecare
  • Optiver
  • PIMCO
  • PNC Bank
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Rockwell Automation
  • RSM US LLP
  • S&P Global Ratings
  • SAS
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Standard and Poor Global
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Starr Companies
  • Strategic Value Bank Partners
  • Suning.com Co.,ltd
  • Taihecap
  • TechCode Accelerator
  • Tencent
  • The Carlyle Group
  • The Riverside Company
  • Thompson & Hines LLP
  • Tianfeng Securities Co., Ltd.
  • TravelCenters of America
  • U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission
  • UniEnergy Technologies
  • Vanguard
  • Verizon Media
  • WinTrust Specialty Finance
  • Woodside Health
  • Zheshan Fund Management

Higher Education

The Master of Finance program provides a solid background in theoretical financial economics, and in econometric analysis to do well in a PhD program in finance. Since its inception in 2007, several Master of Finance students have successfully applied to, and completed their PhD’s from academic intuitions in USA, China, and Europe.

City Treks

The Master of Finance program organizes city treks across the U.S. to meet with potential employers. City treks include Chicago, New York, and Cleveland. Participating companies have included Bloomberg, Samsung Asset Management, PwC, Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, New York Stock exchange, KeyBank, PNC, Trading Technologies, Morningstar, and more. These treks provide students with the opportunity to visit and learn about various firms, and to meet and form relationships with leaders in the field.

Executive Seminars

The Master of Finance program hosts several seminars a year led by industry experts. These seminars introduce students to a variety sectors of finance and gives them the opportunity to network with top finance professionals. The program has welcomed/will welcome distinguished executives from: JP Morgan Chase, Huntington Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Federal Reserve Bank, KeyBank, PNC, Likefolio, Hilltop Securities, Chakravorti Advisors, The Riverside Company, and many more. These seminars provide a great opportunity for students to learn about what is needed to succeed in finance jobs.

Academic Seminars

Master of Finance students are also invited to regular academic seminars the Banking and Finance department hosts. These seminars are held regularly, and given by top academic researchers in finance. These seminars provide students information about what is currently happening at the cutting edge of financial research that may have many applications in practice.

Theodore Evans
In addition to the resources offered by CMO, the Master of Finance program has a dedicated Director to assist students in finding internships and jobs, and help build relationships

Ted Evans, theodore.evans@case.edu

Career Management Resources

Weatherhead students are encouraged to connect with the Career Management Office early on in their academic program to gain the most from resources and services such as career assessments, career fairs, job listings, events with employers and alumni, resume reviews, coaching and much more. In addition to the resources offered by CMO, the Master of Finance program has a dedicated Director to assist students in finding internships and jobs, and help build relationships with employers.

Learn more about managing your career or take a look at our official LinkedIn group of alumni, students, applicants, faculty and staff of the Master of Finance program.

Marybeth Keeler
From course planning to career planning and beyond, I'm here to help and support our students. Contact me to learn more about how we prepare our students for their future.

Marybeth Keeler, Program Manager, Master of Finance

We appreciate the rich talent pool and career aspirations international students bring to the program. At the same time, we recognize the challenges international students may face when searching for an internship or full-time job in the U.S. While the Master of Finance program prepares students with valuable skills to be successful in their careers, it does not guarantee job placement.