As a CBS MSAFA graduate, you’ll launch your career with an exceptional foundation in how markets work and obtain a comprehensive range of quantitative skills, along with applied, problem-solving expertise.

The MS degree positions you for short- and long-term success with highly desirable employers in all sectors.  This program equips students with the quantitative and theoretical tools needed for entry into careers in investment and commercial banking, sales and trading, distressed investing/restructuring, equity and credit research, value investing, private equity and consulting.

Career Management Center

The Career Management Center (CMC) at Columbia Business School works with students to help them build lifelong career management skills, and to effectively leverage the Columbia network. The small program size allows the CMC to target job search resources; tailoring these to the experience and specific needs of MS students, including:

  • Pre-MS career curriculum, providing students with a head start in career strategy fundamentals
  • Practical training, including resume and cover letter development, mock interviews
  • One-on-one career coaching
  • Access to customized resources in Columbia Business School’s online career management portal, COIN