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There are numerous career opportunities in investment management spanning various sub-sectors. Recruiting can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Given the fragmented nature of the industry, we offer specialized resources that provide tailored career development support, and a clear recruiting timeline, to help you secure the perfect opportunity in the investment management field.

Enhanced employment outcomes

Finance is a strong area at UNC Kenan-Flagler, with approximately 35% of our full-time MBA students and 45% of our Undergraduate Business Program students pursuing careers in finance. Positions in investment management, sales and trading and private wealth management command premium salaries in line with investment banking with reasonable work-life balance.

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Key employers

Candidates at UNC Kenan-Flagler who are interested in investment management will have an opportunity to recruit with the most reputable firms in the industry. Select key employers that recruit our graduates include:

  • American Century
  • Cambridge Associates
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JPMorgan
  • Morgan Creek
  • Southpoint
  • Thornburg
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Unum
  • William Blair

The MBA recruiting timeline

Undergraduate Business Program recruiting

First-year students at UNC are encouraged to explore various finance offerings including becoming a member of the Undergraduate Finance Society.  Sophomores deepen their knowledge of finance through the Investment Banking Bootcamp (IBBC), which provides a solid foundation for finance including investment management; IBBC kicks off in October so that students are prepared for internship recruiting in the Spring.  Junior and Seniors continue to gain additional exposure to finance and investment management via signature career events such as the Undergraduate Business Symposium as well as experiential offerings such as the Applied Investment Management (AIM) Program.

In 2022 we hosted the inaugural Undergraduate Alpha competition. Over 30 1st years and sophomores participated.  This event was led by Smart Women Securities, Fixed Income Association, MBA Alpha Challenge Chair, IMC, along with six MBA mentors. Firms in attendance included Alpha Theory, Durable, Diamond Hill, JP Morgan, TIAA, T. Rowe and William Blair.

Diversity recruiting

Diversity recruiting at investment firms offer candidates a number of opportunities to connect with firms before and during the on-campus recruiting process. Many firms offer additional touch points, early interviews and fellowship opportunities for qualifying candidates.

In addition to the Center, the MBA Investment Management Club and the Undergraduate Finance Society, other organizations supporting diverse candidates at UNC Kenan-Flagler include:

Many top investment firms and major banks focus on recruiting diverse candidates. Select initiatives include:

Here is an externally compiled summary of various diversity recruiting programs.

Resources and guides

Here are some resources to help you explore the world of finance.

* Contact us if you are interested in pursuing this program. Students with UNC Kenan-Flagler email credentials get discounted pricing.

We also offer an extensive Investment Management Summer Preparation Guide. If you are interested in receiving the guide, contact us.

Investment management reading list