David Murrell

Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Finance 2024

Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

Email me with questions about the MS in Applied Quantitative Finance

Previous Education

University of Kansas, Finance

Why did you choose Daniels?

I chose Daniels because of the challenging curriculum it offers and the small class size. The hands-on experience you receive in the classroom can be directly applied to the real world the minute you step outside of the classroom. The professors are always available at your disposal and more than willing to go out of their way to offer help when you need it, whether it be with an assignment or applying to jobs.

Pre-grad school experience

I pursued a master’s degree directly out of undergrad. During undergrad, I worked as an analyst managing the school’s endowment fund portfolio as well as interned for a private wealth fund at UMB Bank in Kansas City doing equity research.

Post-Grad School Goal

Post grad school, I am looking for entry-level investment banking opportunities. What is great about Daniels is their well-connected community offers internships during the school year that can help you with experience to get your desired job.


When not doing schoolwork, I enjoy playing and watching sports, particularly golf and basketball, any activity in the Rocky Mountains, and hanging out with friends exploring Denver.