Investment Banking

Overview of the Role

Investment banking creates capital for other companies by underwriting new debt and equity securities for all types of corporations.  In addition, investment banks provide guidance on the issuance and placement of stock, facilitate merger and acquisitions, and advise institutions and private investors regarding reorganizations and trading activities.

What Recruiters Want

Recruiters for jobs in Investment Banking look for an array of skills, including:

  • Deep understanding of financial analysis and deal structure
  • Knowledge of how to use persuasive information and communication skills
  • Accounting skills, especially in initial positions
  • Teamwork skills, particularly the art of influencing others using analytical findings
  • Relationship building, which assists in facilitating deals

Sample Hiring Companies

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Nomura, RBC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, UBS and Wells Fargo


Students at Goizueta choose from a variety of elective options in the area of Investment Banking, including: