Morgan Stanley

Placement and duration

The 10-week Summer Analyst Program is designed to expose students to how business is run in the Investment Banking industry. The Program generally begins in June or July, allowing students to experience actual business duties in the span of several weeks. Students will be assigned a specific group and will work on assignments ranging from industry analysis to analytical work. Successful Summer Analysts may receive a Full-time Analyst offer after graduating from the Program.

Training program

Summer Analysts will receive both Firmwide and Investment Banking Division (IBD)-specific related training, and will meet with Analysts participating in other summer programs. The training program consists of business-specific content, compliance matters and networking.

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The work is challenging, and Summer 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 must be a graduate student in your penultimate year of study, preferably with a concentration in finance.
  • You have at least two years of business experience.
  • You have excellent communication skills and are fluent in both English and Japanese.
  • You are analytical, quantitative, insightful, adaptive, a quick learner, a leader, a team player, a 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

All students attending schools in Japan are required to apply through our local campus recruiting website,, which details the application process and deadlines. Students attending schools outside of Japan (all nationalities) should apply through the Boston Career Forum website,

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