The FSE Analyst Program is typically a two-year program in which Analysts will have the opportunity to work on the full spectrum of projects in which the group is involved, relying on skill sets in both investment banking and strategic consulting. Through analysis and execution of principal M&A projects, Analysts work on company valuation, deal sourcing, structuring and execution, due diligence, negotiations and business integration. On strategic consulting projects, Analysts rely on advanced strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
FSE Analysts attend the seven-week Morgan Stanley Investment Banking Division (IBD) training program, where Analysts receive financial, accounting and modeling training from accomplished instructors, bankers and university professors. The majority of training takes place in a classroom setting. These classes are complemented by practical sessions generally taught by Morgan Stanley bankers on such topics as Morgan Stanley valuation techniques, modeling methodologies and real-life case studies. FSE Analysts may participate in additional training focused specifically on the financial services sector and industry-specific valuation and accounting methodology.