Morgan Stanley
Investment Banking

Full-time Analyst

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Placement and duration

The Full-time Analyst Program generally starts in the spring or summer and typically runs for three years. Analysts are assigned directly to a specific group, where they are given a rare opportunity to assist clients with financial solutions including M&A, capital raising and other Investment Banking Division (IBD)-related activities. Analysts will develop analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills in preparation for a potentially successful and rewarding career as investment bankers in Japan.

Training program

All new Analysts will participate in both a Firmwide orientation, covering the Firm's business and the transition from an academic setting to a corporate environment, and an IBD-specific program. The curriculum includes accounting, business overview speaker series and technical skills. Analysts will network with peers, mentors,officers and senior managers through team-building sessions and other organized events.

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The work is challenging; Full-time Analysts are encouraged to roll up their sleeves, dig into financial statements and construct innovative solutions. Assignments vary depending on group placement and typically include:

  • Analyzing financial and operating information relating to corporations and industries.
  • Creating statistical exhibits that analyze comparative financial performance.
  • Building models to depict projected financial results and to value client companies.
  • Developing marketing memoranda.
  • Participating actively in the execution of financings and/or M&A transactions.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are a student in your final year of study.
  • You have strong communication skills and are fluent in English and Japanese.
  • You have excellent analytical skills and are detail-oriented.
  • You are a quick learner, leader, team player, multi-tasker, and possess strong work ethics and a positive attitude.
  • You are motivated to succeed in the investment banking industry.


Morgan Stanley Tokyo

Morgan Stanley opened a representative office in Tokyo in 1970. With more than 1,300 employees in Japan, Morgan Stanley is one of the largest and most active foreign participants in the Japanese market, providing investment banking, sales & trading, research, real estate and investment management products and services. In 2010, Morgan Stanley joined force with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) to commence securities joint venture operations in Japan, as part of the global strategic alliance.

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Application Process & Deadlines

Students attending schools in Japan must apply through our local campus recruiting website that includes application deadlines at If you are attending schools outside Japan, please apply through the Boston Career Forum website at

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