Morgan Stanley
Investment Banking

Summer Associate

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Placement and duration

Morgan Stanley has three distinct types of opportunities for Summer Associates. Many 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. Finally, opportunities are available in our regional offices located in Houston, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Mexico City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Training program

Investment Banking Summer 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. Our week-long training program in New York also covers corporate valuation methodologies, financial statement analysis and modeling from accomplished instructors, bankers and university professors.

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  • Managing and assisting in the execution of corporate finance transactions.
  • Performing financial analysis, strategic business analysis and detailed industry research.
  • Contributing to team discussions and client meetings.
  • Preparing 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 2021 and June 2022.
  • 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.