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As a Master in Finance student at Booth, you’ll build both of those skillsets through a combination of rigorous coursework, career counseling, and communication coaching.

Whether you plan a career in hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds, endowments, investment banking, fintech, research, or another finance-related field, you’ll have a world of outstanding opportunities after you graduate.

Accelerate Your Professional Development

A strong foundation in communication skills, teamwork and adaptability, relationship building, research, job search skills, giving and receiving feedback, and other professional skills will set you up for success from the start of your career.

You’ll begin to hone these skills and others in Boothcamp. It is an immersive, two-week experience full of career and professional development training.

The 10-week Succeeding in the Workplace course builds on your Boothcamp activities, allowing you to build additional skills to position you to thrive in a professional environment. Learn more about these professional development resources below.


Are you interested in identifying compelling career paths that align with your intellectual interests and passions? During Boothcamp, you will participate in hands-on programming to develop your career goals, define your job search strategy, build essential skills to execute a job search, and more.

Boothcamp kicks off your graduate program experience in August before the start of your first quarter. It also prepares you for your coursework. Boothcamp includes an intensive course on Python coding for data analysis that will allow you to hit the classroom running.

Succeeding in the Workplace

With our Succeeding in the Workplace course, you learn the fundamentals of professional success from the very start of your time at Booth. This 10-week cocurricular course starts during Boothcamp and runs into Autumn Quarter. It covers three areas, each of which is essential to launching and managing a successful career:

  • Career exploration
  • Job search strategy and skills
  • Self-awareness

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Career Support

At Booth, MiF career development starts even before classes begin. Our immersive orientation and pre-program learning experience includes career exploration and counseling, software and programming education, and opportunities to build communication skills.

Throughout the program, you’ll connect with Booth alumni and employers who are shaping financial industries around the world. From investment banking and asset management to fintech and beyond, we have the connections you need to create the career you want and advance more quickly.

One of the ways we will connect you to potential employers is through an exclusive, Booth-sponsored speaker series—the Leaders in Finance Speaker Series—with events taking place throughout the academic year.

You will also have access to other engagement opportunities available through UChicagoGRAD. Through that resource, you will have access to fellowship and writing support, career preparation and internships, training in public speaking and networking, and more.

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