Placement and duration

As a Full Time Analyst, you will work within a sector team within Equity Research and will be matched to a team based on department need, your skill set and sector preferences. Throughout the program, you will work on a team collaborating with a lead Analyst.

Training program

All new Analysts participate in an intensive Firmwide orientation program, which covers the Firm's businesses, the transition from an academic setting to a corporate environment and opportunities for establishing a network throughout the Firm, globally. Equity Research Analysts then attend divisional training where they learn core skills required to be successful on the job. The curriculum includes course work in financial statement analysis, corporate finance and financial modeling in Excel, and a customized series of seminars presented by more experienced members of the department. You will have the opportunity to participate in training and study sessions to prepare you for the Series exams. Studying for the CFA is strongly encouraged and supported by the Firm. In addition, Analysts have several opportunities to network with peers, mentors, and managers through team-building sessions and other organized events.

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  • Analyze a specific industry, the companies within a sector, and prepare materials for a specific audience.
  • Analyze industry data to develop an industry-specific vision.
  • Update and create financial models on the companies and industry you follow.
  • Analyze emerging trends in an industry or macro-economy; assess relative stock valuations and review findings with your team, and ultimately with internal and external clients.
  • Build relationships with global colleagues, salespeople, traders and over time, external investing clients.


  • In pursuit of an undergraduate degree; in final year of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Comfort dealing with clients and a team player attitude.
  • Natural intellectual curiosity, focus and creativity.
  • Keen research instinct and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong interest in the financial markets and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent decision-making abilities.

Application Process & Deadlines

Students are required to apply online at If Morgan Stanley recruits on your campus, you may also be required to apply through your school's on-campus system. The deadline for applications is November 1.

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