Investment Banking at Johnson
“As I am transitioning to finance, I am aware that Johnson has a strong reputation in finance, with a solid alumni base in investment banks and the corporate world...In 10 years, I see myself as a team leader in an investment bank or in the investment and/or strategy division of an emerging company.” Read MoreCiara Chen, Two-Year MBA ’21
“The network of alumni, professors, and resources at Johnson is simply inimitable. The endless resources pour into building successful individuals, and thereby form a community is like no other.” Read MoreRose Haber, Two-Year MBA ’22
- Strong emphasis on team projects, peer mentorship, and collaborative recruiting practices
- Intentional and customized feedback from peers to enhance hard and soft skills for your banking career
- Dedicated mentorship from second-year bankers via Career Working Groups (CWGs)
- Treks to NYC and alternate geographies, like Houston, for exposure to major banks.
- Expert career management staff who can help you plan and navigate your recruitment strategy
- Engaged network of alumni who remain actively involved in the recruiting process
- Access to successful industry professionals via lectures, coursework, guest speakers, and the IB Immersion
- Vast network of bankers from both the undergraduate and graduate programs, throughout Wall Street and around the globe
“Working in the most important financial hub of the world has been a dream since I started a career in finance… A good way to navigate the recruitment process is to leverage your network, your peers, and second-years. Practice your technicals, deal pitch, and behavioral questions as much as you can with them. Challenge them and ask them to challenge you.”Carlos Acevedo, Two-Year MBA ’20. Carlos took the Investment Banking Immersion and held a summer internship at Deutsche Bank in New York City, where he returned after graduation
“Prior to Johnson, I was a Teach for America Corps Member. I taught 18-to-22-year-olds with developmental disabilities necessary life skills. Immersing myself in accounting and finance was certainly a challenge, but the Johnson community supported me throughout the entire journey. The professional clubs, students, and coursework at Johnson enabled me to prove to investment banks that I have the skills required to perform at a high level. I am confident that the training and education that I received at Johnson was pivotal to my successful career switch and a major reason why I received a return offer to become a full time M&A Investment Banking Associate at Guggenheim.”Timothy O’Connor
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Associate Dean for MBA Programs and Rempe Wilson Distinguished Lecturer
Leader of the Investment Banking Immersion and founder of the Fintech Intensive, Pascarella spent 15 years at bulge bracket investment banks where he advised clients on more than $35 billion of M&A transactions and led equity, convertible, and debt financing transactions totaling over $9 billion in proceeds. In addition to his duties at Johnson, he is Managing Director and Head of East Coast Banking of Vista Point Advisors.
Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance
O’Hara’s research focuses on issues in market microstructure, and she is the author of numerous journal articles as well as the classic book, Market Microstructure Theory. She was a member of the CFTC-SEC Emerging Regulatory Issues Task Force (the “flash crash” committee), the advisory board of the Office of Financial Research for the U.S. Treasury, and, most recently, she served on the SEC Equity Market Structure Advisory Board.
Dr. Philip and Rosalyn Baron Professor of Management Saar’s research interests are in market microstructure, behavioral finance, and stock market return predictability. He has been published in the leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Markets. He is also a co-editor of the Journal of Financial Markets and a member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Explore Johnson's Academic Programs
Johnson offers several graduate degree programs for candidates with a range of experiences, academic backgrounds, and interests. See which program is your best fit as you plan to launch or advance a career in investment banking.