Students in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking MBA Program at the Wisconsin School of Business have a broad range of career interests. Their goals are varied and include:

  • To elevate a career in finance
  • To break into the field of finance
  • To use finance skills for broader career opportunities, such as consulting, strategy, corporate development, or investing

The diversity of our students attracts a wide range of employers that includes Fortune 500 companies, investment banks, consulting firms, and asset managers, as well as small and medium-sized businesses.

Full-time and Internship Placement

Select full-time and internship employers from 2014-2019 shown.

Corporate Finance

  • Allstate
  • Amazon
  • American Airlines
  • American Family Insurance
  • AT&T
  • Dish Network
  • Ecolab
  • Emerson
  • Fiserv
  • General Mills
  • Intel
  • Johnson Controls
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Rockwell Automation
  • SC Johnson
  • Sunoco LP
  • United Technologies

Investment Banking / Consulting / Financial Services

  • Accenture
  • Associated Bank
  • Baird
  • Bank of America
  • Cornerstone Research
  • Duff & Phelps
  • FTI Consulting
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harris Williams
  • KPMG
  • Livingstone Partners
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Miller Buckfire
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Piper Jaffray
  • Vanguard

Common Job Titles for Graduates

  • Accounting and Finance Manager
  • Associate Finance Manager
  • Business Development Associate
  • Business Strategy Consultant
  • Equity Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banking Associate
  • Operations Controller
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Finance Manager
  • Senior Treasury Analyst

Placement Data

100%

Internship placement rate
(2016-2018)

89%

Received full-time offers within three months of graduation
(Class of 2018)

Salary Data — Class of 2018

$100,375

Average base salary

$102,500

Median base salary

47%

Average salary increase
pre- to post-MBA

$19,400

Average signing bonus

“We have a long track record of hiring successful business leaders from the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking MBA Program. The students are not only academically prepared, but their hands-on style of learning through-real world business projects makes them especially well suited for a company of the size and complexity of Johnson Controls. Corporate Finance and Investment Banking graduates have strong analytical skills and have been trained to work well on teams. Their strategic as well as their leadership skills have been honed through the practical experience of being accountable for providing recommendations and solutions for real-world problems.”

—Susan Kreh
Chief Financial Officer and VP Information Technology, Johnson Controls Power Solutions