Morgan Stanley
Firm Strategy and Execution

Corporate Strategy & Development Full-Time Analyst

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placement and duration

The Corporate Strategy & Development Analyst role is a two-year program in which the Analyst will have the opportunity to support the Firm’s senior management in the development and execution of critical corporate initiatives. The Analyst can expect to develop advanced problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and a deeper understanding of Morgan Stanley’s businesses in the region, as well as the broader financial services industry.

At the end of the two-year program, Analyst with exceptional performance may receive an offer to continue as an Associate with the Firm, paving the way for an exciting long term career at Morgan Stanley. Alternatively, the program may appeal to an Analyst considering an MBA who is interested in obtaining vital experience from within a strategic role.  

training program

This program begins in July with a Firmwide orientation to Morgan Stanley’s businesses. Your training will continue throughout the summer with a blended approach of structured learning and on-the-job training. You will have many opportunities to interact with peers from other Morgan Stanley divisions and senior colleagues through a series of networking, social, charity and mentoring events.


As a Corporate Strategy & Development Analyst, you will contribute to the strategic thinking behind key decisions and discussions around the Firm’s top priorities. You will have different responsibilities subject to the projects you may be involved in, which typically include:

  • Researching and evaluating market trends, emerging challenges / opportunities, and regulatory developments to form strategic insights and implications for the Firm’s businesses  
  • Conducting analyses such as competitive benchmarking to support the development and execution of the Firm’s strategies
  • Partnering with colleagues from various business units / functions to help drive forward business initiatives
  • Prepare presentations and supplementary materials for internal / external meetings and conferences for the Firm’s senior management 

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree and will graduate before July 2021, or you hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree with 1-2 years of prior professional work experience since graduation
  • You have outstanding academic standing and professional achievement in prior work experiences 
  • You have a strong track record of leadership in an academic, professional, or extra-curricular setting
  • You have exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • You have the ability to review and synthesize complex information and form independent judgment, as well as sharp attention to detail
  • You have strong work ethics and can work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • You have outstanding communication skills and are able to convey complex ideas effectively and confidently, both verbally and in writing
  • You have excellent time management skills, as well as the ability to meet competing deadlines and handle high-pressure situations
  • You are culturally sensitive and adaptable, with a high level of maturity
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Ability to conduct research in Mandarin is required; fluency in spoken Mandarin is preferred


Morgan Stanley Hong Kong

The Hong Kong office is Morgan Stanley’s regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. Since first operating in Hong Kong in 1987, Morgan Stanley has expanded to offer its complete range of products and services to clients across the region, including institutional securities, corporate finance and advisory, private wealth management and investment management.

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Application Process and Deadline

To apply please submit your CV and Cover Letter online at If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview with some of our senior executives within Firm Management.

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