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Old 07-06-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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I'm currently pursuing an MBA in finance from SMU. I have 4 years of experience in corporate accounting and 2 years in financial analysis, and I'm also advanced in Excel, Python, and SQL. I've found that Austin's job market isn't very friendly for those who work in finance, and I'm not too sure about Houston and Fort Worth. So now I'm interested in finding a senior financial analyst position here in Dallas. How are the opportunities for senior financial analysts in this city? Are there a limited number of jobs with high competition? What salary range should one expect for a Sr. financial analyst position?
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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Check out Wall Street Oasis | Investment Banking & Finance Com... to help your job search it has a lot of good info on how to land finance jobs.

Austin has the top ranked accounting school in the nation so competition is going to be fierce for any job down there. There's always a fresh crop of UT grads to compete with. It would probably be easier to work in Houston or Fort Worth.
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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Run to the career management center. SMU does an outstanding job networking with outside firms and alumni to get their MBA's hired. Lots of job fair opportunities with top employers in the area every semester.

They were extremely helpful to me when I was getting started out with my BBA and helping me find opportunities. I had zero trouble finding a job out of school thanks to their help along with the way with my degree.

Here is an interesting piece, while a few years old, shows what companies are hiring SMU MBA grads. http://www.cox.smu.edu/c/document_li...&groupId=56865

A good metric could also be some of the averages that Cox places on their site - particularly for the class of 2014. 92% were employed within 3 months of graduation. MBA Employment Statistics: Full Time Program @ SMU Cox. The only thing here is there is not enough data to know how many stayed in the DFW area, but I am sure that many alumni also ended up on either the far east or west coast with higher COLs that bring the averages up.

One thing to note, do everything you can to network with not only Cox alumni, but also your colleagues. My SMU colleagues have opened countless doors for me. Even with just my BBA, I am sitting in a position considerably higher than the average MBA hiring salaries and I graduated in 2011 for what it's worth and I was hired for this position by a Cox alumnus that I met during a tailgate on the boulevard sponsored by Cox.

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