Weatherhead School of Management’s Master of Finance degree can take you anywhere in business. After challenging yourself through engaging coursework and real-world, project-based experiences at Case Western Reserve University, 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.
A solid foundation in finance doesn't mean that your future has to be only in banking. The world of finance touches every sector of the 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 you off in an entirely new direction.
Weatherhead Finance Fellowship
A corporate project experience in the curriculum may be available for top Master of Finance students. Through Weatherhead’s Finance Fellowship, you 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 your resume.
With 40% of Fortune 500 companies having a presence in Cleveland, and with our city's location near other financial centers, your projects will represent a variety of industries, including financial services.
In this fellowship, I obtained an unforgettable experience. I learned how to coordinate with my teammates and how to be a good leader. This fellowship will help me achieve success in the future.”
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 you with the opportunity to visit and learn about various firms, and to meet and form relationships with leaders in the field.
The Master of Finance program hosts several seminars a year led by industry experts to provide you with insights on what you need to succeed in finance. These seminars introduce you to a variety of sectors of finance and give you the opportunity to network with top finance professionals.
The program has welcomed/will welcome distinguished executives from JP Morgan Chase, Huntington Bank, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Federal Reserve Bank, KeyBank, PNC, Likefolio, Hilltop Securities, Chakravorti Advisors, The Riverside Company, and many more.
Master of Finance students are also invited to regular academic seminars the Department of Banking and Finance hosts. These seminars provide students information about what is happening at the cutting edge of financial research that may have many applications in practice.
Career Management Resources
You are encouraged to connect with the Career Management Office early on in your 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 Career Management Office, the Master of Finance program has a dedicated director to assist students in finding internships and jobs, and help build relationships.
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Capital One
- Dominion Energy
- DoubleTree by Hilton
- EDM Management
- Hyland Software
- JP Morgan Chase
- Procter & Gamble
- Progressive Insurance
- Apple Growth Partners
- Bank of China
- Cleveland Clinic
- Deloitte Consulting
- Ernst and Young
- Fanzhuo Capital
- Farmers Insurance
- Pantera Technology
- Pingan Technology
- The Martec Group (Shanghai) Inc.
- The Thinkbox
- University Hospitals