Is SCIFI a program right for you?

Are you a self-starter, an independent thinker? Do you have a natural curiosity and are not afraid to dig deep to get the right answers? Those successful in the world of investment finance tend to share these characteristics. Admission into SCIFI is by application. The ideal candidate should be a rising senior with a strong intellect, an interest in the investment field, good communication and analytical skills, demonstrated academic achievement and a strong work ethic.

Interested? Get a Head Start!

Students will need to consider course requirements as early as their sophomore year and first successfully complete two core business program courses - Financial Accounting (BUS203) and Corporate Finance (BUS320).

Serious candidates need to demonstrate interest and commitment to the program during their junior year in Investments (BUS327). We recommend that potential applicants take BUS327 in the fall of their junior year and consider study abroad or internship opportunities away during the spring semester. Applications from students taking Investments (BUS327) in the spring or equivalent coursework from other colleges will be given equal consideration for admission to SCIFI for their senior year.

Why an Application Process?

  • An application process requires demonstrated commitment to the program
  • Allows us to determine who has the right skills and drive to make a significant contribution
  • Measures ability of candidates to take advantage of a very competitive internship and post-graduate job market

Application Requirements

  •  Completed application including typed responses to the three evaluation questions.
  •  A resume reviewed by Career Services
  •  Anything else that you believe would demonstrate your ability and motivation to the academic committee.
  •  Submit the application directly to Professor Mullen or the Business Department Office.

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Application Schedule

Fall of Junior Year Schedule meeting with Career Services for resume review and application assistance
Dec. 1st of Junior Year Applications will be accepted
Dec. 15th of Junior Year Application deadline - submit application package to Business Department
Early January First round selections made
Late February Spring applications accepted
Mid-March Second round selections made
Early Spring Sememster Schedule summer internship interviews through Office of Career Services
What else can help?
  • Bloomberg Certification
  • Advanced Excel Course (1 Credit) participation
  • Daily reading of the financial press
  • Participation in the College Chapter of the FMA
  • Other internships or coursework in the field