Morgan Stanley

Placement and duration

During this 10-week program, Summer Analysts are placed directly into one of the following sector teams: Consumer, Energy, Utilities, Financials, Healthcare, Industrials, Materials, Media, Telecommunication or Technology. The placements are made based on the needs of the department and the skill set of the candidate.

Training program

The Summer Analyst Program begins with a training and development curriculum that covers the fundamental and professional skills you need for success in Equity Research. After a brief training period, Summer Analysts will be assigned to a specific industry group, building a strong foundation in the basic skills of fundamental analysis, accounting and valuation. There will be networking opportunities and ongoing training throughout the program.

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Equity Research is the best place to start a career in finance, in my view. You learn the hard skills of analyzing financial statements and building models, along with soft skills like developing a thesis and communicating it to the smart clients you interact with every day.
Elizabeth, Associate


  • Gather and analyze industry data to develop an industry-specific vision.
  • Update and build 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.
  • Build relationships within Sales & Trading and Research.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree (junior) or a Master’s degree with a graduation date of December 2021 or Spring 2022.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • You have basic knowledge and a keen interest in finance.
  • You are analytical, adaptive, collaborative, a leader, and a multi-tasker.
  • You possess strong oral and written communication skills.    

Morgan Stanley is made up of many talents and perspectives. One way we demonstrate our commitment to diversity is through the Sophomore Summer Program. This program is an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts helping to attract Black, Hispanic, Native American, Female and/or LGBT+ college sophomores.

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree (sophomore) with a graduation date of December 2022 or Spring 2023.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • You have basic knowledge of and a keen interest in finance.
  • You are analytical, adaptive, possess a strong work ethic, a leader, team player, as well as a multi-tasker.
  • You possess strong oral and written communication skills.


Morgan Stanley New York

Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a boutique, the intelligence and creativity of the brightest professionals in the industry and the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

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Application Process & Deadlines

Students must apply online at If Morgan Stanley recruits on your campus, you may also be required to apply through your school’s on‑campus system.

After submitting your application, you will be asked to complete a video-recorded questionnaire through HireVue. You will receive an email with additional information on how to complete the video after you submit your application. We encourage you to account for this in your application timeline.

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