Finance Scholar Profile

Finance Scholars make annual trips to financial firms in places such as New York, Dallas, Chicago and Kansas City.

A Finance Scholar:

  • Shows a keen interest in pursuing a career in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Sales & Trading, Asset Management, Investment Management or Corporate Finance.
  • Has superior academic achievement with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstrates exceptional initiative and leadership ability
  • Is willing to commit to a 12-month participation in the program

Program Overview

Sophomore/Junior Year
  • Participate in scheduled meetings in the spring semester of sophomore year
  • On-site visits to premier financial institutions in New York or Chicago during late spring or early fall
  • An initial $1,000 scholarship for the fall semester
  • Enroll in FIN 302 during the Fall semester and FIN 303, Spring semester
  • Preparation to apply for a Summer Internship in Finance: resume review, phone and face-to-face mock interviews, interaction with guest speakers, financial accounting/valuation and financial modeling modules
  • A $500 scholarship in the spring (subject to successful continued association with the Finance Scholars Program).
  • Complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certification and the Wall Street Prep Student Passport modules
Senior Year
  • A $500 scholarship in the Fall
  • Completion of recommended coursework in Corporate Finance, Applied Portfolio Management, Valuation, Fixed Income and Derivatives
  • Main job interviewing season
  • Networking events in KC

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The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
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