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BUS-F 428: WORKSHOPS IN FINANCE I (1.5 - 3 credits)


This course provides students with intense preparation for specialized careers in finance. Each section of this course will be devoted to a specific career pathway. Examples of such specialized careers are investment banking, investment management, commercial real estate and financial planning. The course will introduce students to the special charactertics, trends and challenges of the industry, cover academic content relevant to the industry, and provide experential activity such as pitch book competitions, client pitches, financial plan development, stock selection, and business plan development. In addition, the course will develop the skills necessary to prepare for interactions with professionals in the field and with the kind of work conducted in professional settings. Specific skills addressed will vary depending on the specialized field. Students will be expected to attend industry networking sessions and participate in company visits. No credit towards finance major requirements.