Morgan Stanley
Investment Banking

Full Time Associate

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Placement and duration

Many Associates join the generalist pool, based in our New York office, and work on a range of projects across corporate finance industry groups and our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) department. If you have experience or interest in a particular sector, we attempt to accommodate your preference when making project assignments. Additionally, our New York-based Real Estate Banking, Latin America and Financial Institutions Groups hire directly. Opportunities are also available in our regional offices located in Houston, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Mexico City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Training program

All new Associates participate in an orientation program, covering the Firm’s businesses, the transition from an academic setting to a corporate environment, and opportunities for establishing a network throughout the Firm. Investment Banking Associates then participate in a comprehensive four-week training program in our New York office. During the Program, Associates learn corporate valuation methodologies, financial statement analysis and modeling from accomplished instructors, bankers and university professors. Associates are trained and required to complete mandatory regulatory exams (i.e., Series 79). They will also have the opportunity to network with senior officers within the Investment Banking Division and throughout the organization.

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  • Managing and actively participating in the execution of corporate finance transactions.
  • Performing financial analysis, strategic business analysis and detailed industry research.
  • Contributing to team discussions and client meetings.
  • Developing and delivering client presentations in a clear and compelling manner.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are an MBA or a J.D. student graduating between December 2019 and June 2020.
  • You have at least two to three years of work experience (preferred).
  • You can manage multiple projects, provide complicated financial analysis, and develop appropriate corporate finance solutions.
  • You have excellent analytical and decision making abilities.