Morgan Stanley Investment Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was 100% through my universities on-campus recruiting. The first round was on campus and the second round was in their NYC office. The first round was primarily fit based. The second round took 4 hours or so and involved meeting people from all different levels. The interviews with the more junior people were technical in nature

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    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the website and addressed the Cover Letter directly to my campus recruiter.

    Received an email for a phone interview one week later with a VP in M&A and a Senior Analyst in FIG.

    Both interviews were standard behavioural questions with some easy technical questions (What are the methods for valuing a company, what's a stock you've been following)

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One over the phone interview and super day on site. Over the phone mainly fit questions and talking about my interests. On site- again fit question and a few accounting questions. Extended offer about 2 hours after on sit interview. Then they sent the formal letter by email.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied for the investment banking summer analyst position in November 2013. They asked me lots of behavior questions instead of technical ones. Basically, they asked me questions such as "why IBD". "tell me any deals you are interested at / done by Morgan Stanley in the past few years"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    interviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    On campus Recruitment

    Interview Questions
    • Deep dive into your background. Why banking over Private Equity? Why investment banking?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They kept rescheduling our interview time. Looks like they are really busy. I had two first round interview. and a second round interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview for first round. The interviewer was nice but she drilled on every single details of my answers. She asked "How to solve the Euro crisis?" I gave her my view but she was skeptical about it. Be sure to know what you actually mean when you are claiming something or putting forward an opinion. The interviewer will ask follow up questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Morgan Stanley.

    Interview Details

    First round phone interview. I was informed of the interview 2 days prior. The person on the phone was nice but the majority of the questions were technical. Only one fit question - 'Tell me about yourself' and all technical after that.

    Interview Questions
    • - How would an increase in depreciation flow through the statements?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through MS' website with the usual (resume, cover letter, etc). Then got an email informing me about 2 first-round interviews. First was with an analyst - introduced myself, had some personality questions and rest of the interview (around half) was about technical questions. Second interview was with a VP - mostly the same, with slightly more technical questions though not awfully challenging. Both interviewers were really nice. Didn't get through to the next round, probably due to class standing.

    Interview Questions
    • How are the three financial statements related? Explain carefully   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Morgan Stanley in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Process:
    - Began with an info session
    - On campus coffee chats
    - On campus interview that lasted about 30 minutes
    - Interviewer was nice, progressed through the process as though it was a casual conversation
    - Asked a variety of behavioral, technical and even a market sizing question
    - Overall, people at the office are nice, chill, but smart and hardworking

    Interview Questions
    • What sport do you like most? What team is your favorite? How many fans do you think there are for that team in the entire world?   Answer Question
    • If you were spreading comps and you were looking at the market cap and the enterprise value, which do you think would be higher and what would cause you to raise a red flag?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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