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The Finance Academy is a curriculum enhancement that runs concurrent to academic coursework and exposes students to real-world experiences that will better prepare them for a variety of finance careers. This program provides students the opportunity to engage in team oriented, real-world business projects while developing the soft skills that lead to effective performance in the workplace. During the program, students work alongside experienced finance executives in a small group setting to complete a real-world business project. Students also participate in industry and professional development workshops that are vital to their professional careers.

Learn From Executives   Professional Development Workshops
  • Network with experienced finance executives
  • Tackle real-time finance projects
  • Enhance your understanding of U.S. business practices
  • Engage with finance industry coaches
  • Presentation skills
  • Résumé writing
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Communication skills

2014 Keynote Speakers

Gaurav Patankar, MBA '03
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager - Emerging Markets and Alternatives
The Boston Company, BNY Mellon Asset Management
(Formerly of) Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company

Mike Coyler
Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing
VWR International

Gregg S. Fisher '92
Founder and CIO
Gerstein Fisher

Companies in Past Years