Part exploration and part networking, study trips can be one of the most inspiring and valuable parts of a graduate business program. Our MSF program coordinates two study trips per year, normally traveling to finance power destinations like New York City and San Francisco. Trips are typically held over fall and spring breaks and are two to three days in duration. On average, students will visit three to four companies per day and have additional informal networking opportunities with alumni in each destination. Study trips are designed to introduce students to a wide variety of finance-related disciplines, industries, and company cultures from start-up to Fortune 100. Trips are coordinated and led by finance program staff. Some financial assistance may be available to participating students.
MS Finance students have numerous opportunities to participate in case competitions both locally and nationally. Case competitions are the intersection of the real-world and academics, providing students the chance to put their advanced finance skills into practice and to be judged by industry veterans. The networking, resources and experience gained through case competitions is what puts MSF students ahead of the pack.
Fixed Income Class
Students have the unique opportunity to participate in a fixed income trading and analysis program taught by one of our esteemed faculty who has over ten years of fixed income derivatives trading and research experience on Wall Street. The course is designed to facilitate a real-time trading and research environment where participants gain hands on experience working with a real fund.
Finance Consulting Projects
By combining curricular and experiential components, this consulting course allows students to work in small teams to tackle real-world strategic challenges under the guidance of executive in residence Kent Cannon. Recent consulting projects have included an international logistics analysis for KURU Footwear, a sustainability analysis for the city of Saratoga Springs and a lease industry analysis for EquityMetrix Gas and Oil.
The class is held over one semester and meets weekly to review strategy and progress under Mr. Cannon’s expertise. In addition to using tools for financial analysis, consulting projects develop critical skills such as project planning, strategic analysis, professionalism, communication skills and working in teams.
Join the MSF program in London this spring!
March 10-15, 2019
Join us and expand your understanding of different areas of finance and meet with firm executives and employees, all while experiencing the sights and sounds of the city. The official application and more details will be available in mid-January.
MSF students have the opportunity to participate in a partnership program with the SEC. This program includes a two-semester professional experience at the Salt Lake City SEC headquarters. Students work on projects that involve compliance and regulatory issues while learning more about the important role the SEC plays in the finance industry. This program is open to a limited number of students and can be taken for credit. Program application is required. To find out more, contact Greg.Bisping@Eccles.Utah.edu.