Morgan Stanley
Firm Strategy and Execution

Summer Analyst

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Placement and duration

The 10-week FSE Summer Analyst program takes place at Morgan Stanley’s headquarters in New York. Summer Analysts will have the opportunity to work on both strategy projects and principal M&A transactions, while gaining direct exposure to senior management. On strategic consulting projects, Summer Analysts can expect to develop advanced problem-solving skills, strategic thinking frameworks, and a much deeper understanding of the global financial services industry. Through analysis and execution of principal M&A projects, Summer Analysts will learn the fundamentals of company valuation, deal sourcing, structuring and execution, due diligence, negotiations and business integration.

Training program

Alongside other peers, FSE Summer Analysts will attend the five-day Investment Banking Division (IBD) training program, which includes both academic and practical sessions focusing on financial accounting and modeling training from accomplished instructors, bankers and university professors. Following this, FSE Summer Analysts may also participate in additional training focused specifically on the financial services sector and industry-specific valuation and accounting methodology.

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FSE projects are aligned with Morgan Stanley's three main business units: Institutional Securities, Asset Management and Wealth Management. Projects are categorized as either:

  • Strategic Consulting Projects: Evaluating market trends, competitive forces and internal competencies to identify emerging opportunities for the Firm; providing leadership and support for the strategic development and capital planning process.
  • M&A Execution Projects: Providing valuation analysis and execution expertise for potential mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and minority investments for Morgan Stanley.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing a Bachelor's degree and will graduate between December 2021 and June 2022.
  • You have superior academic achievements and a strong interest in financial services.
  • You are analytical and quantitative, a quick learner, both a leader and team player.
  • You are a great multi-tasker, possess a strong work ethic, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • You have excellent decision-making abilities.


Morgan Stanley New York

Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a boutique, the intelligence and creativity of the brightest professionals in the industry and the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

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