Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley has earned a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its advice and execution in financial markets. With offices in more than 41 countries, the firm is truly global-and a market leader in the U.S., Europe and Asia as well as in emerging markets. Morgan Stanley’s success rests on the talents and passion of our people, who share a common set of values and bring excellence and integrity to everything they do. We seek to grow long-term relationships by virtue of our consistently rigorous thinking and the unsurpassed access to financial markets that Morgan Stanley can bring. This means providing leadership in specific areas such as investment banking, debt and equity underwriting, research, and sales and trading. We also focus increasingly on creating custom-tailored solutions that cut across functions to help our clients realize new opportunities and solve complex problems. Our aim is to be the first choice of everyone who deals in financial markets, whether as prospective clients, employees or investors.

Our People

There is no typical person at Morgan Stanley. Our employees represent globally diverse backgrounds and interests. What they have in common is that they are all high achievers who share integrity, intellectual curiosity and the desire to work in a collegial environment. We prize individuality and encourage our people to be themselves. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual career path with us.

Core Values Five things are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in:

  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Putting Clients First
  • Leading With Exceptional Ideas
  • Committing to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Giving Back

Internship Opportunities

Gaining work experience before you graduate adds great value for you and for us. We offer internships that give promising penultimate-year students the chance to experience one of our nine key business areas in an enjoyable and intellectually challenging way. In addition to our 10-week summer programs, we also run industrial placements and off-cycle internships, plus give you the opportunity to join us for a look behind the scenes at one of our insight events. While allowing you to experience Morgan Stanley and our culture first hand, internships and industrial placements also serve us well. They provide the #1 pipeline for our full-time programs.

The Graduate Program

Like our Internships, the Morgan Stanley Graduate Programs are open to students who demonstrate the entrepreneurial drive, teamwork and communication skills needed to
take our business forward. We see it as a challenge to the best and brightest; an invitation to be part of the next generation of leaders who not only create capital but also advance culture, science and humanity through commerce. The structured program is designed to hone your negotiation and networking abilities as well as equip you with specialist knowledge of your chosen area.

Our Commitment to our Talent

We are proud to offer opportunities for students and recent graduates who are ready to grow their careers with us. You will have numerous opportunities to learn and grow professionally as you help put the power of capital to work alongside talented men and women—colleagues having business acumen, diverse backgrounds and varied personal interests. We encourage outside interests because we believe in work-life balance and in supporting your efforts to give back to community, family and yourself. Our diversity of people and ideas bring strength to our firm and to the world. What Leadership brings Morgan Stanley is a place of authentic achievement, of drive with purpose, and of smart people coming together to do work that actually matters. We have maintained our leadership position in the industry for many years. Our investment banking franchise regularly features at the top of the league tables for Mergers & Acquisitions and IPOs. Our research, strategy and economics teams are consistently ranked highly in investor surveys. Our Sales & Trading, Prime Brokerage, Wealth Management and Asset Management businesses have won multiple awards over the years, and Morgan Stanley’s commitment to diversity and equality has also received accolades.

Our future, your future

Morgan Stanley’s leadership success rests on the talents of our people, so our future lies in enabling them—us–to be the best we can be. Which is why—whether you join us as an intern or as a graduate—you can expect world-class training and development. Depending on the area you join, you will learn how to manipulate analytical tools, cutting edge technology and data resources. However, classroom-based and on the job training and workshops are just one aspect of your development. You will also receive regular mentoring and coaching, as well as be invited to networking events and senior management presentations. All of which will help you to know our culture as well as understand our core values and key products, and allow you to build a network of contacts—all necessary foundations for a truly exceptional and rewarding career.

Discover your path at Morgan Stanley – Our Divisions:

  • Investment Banking
  • Global Capital Markets
  • Sales & Trading
  • Research
  • Investment Management
  • Operations
  • Technology

Applications for our 2022 Investment Banking Off-Cycle Programme open on August 1. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit