Finance Academy, one of the Stanley C. Golder Academies, challenges top students in the College of Business to reach higher levels of excellence in their education and in themselves. By building confidence and capability in these students, they will be prepared to be a positive influence to business and society.
Finance Academy is comprised of our top sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in the College of Business. These students are generally pursuing a degree in finance, but some are pursuing degrees in business, mathematics, and marketing. Most of our Academy students are pursuing dual degrees—typically finance & accountancy.
Finance Academy aims to foster improvement in its members in the following areas: technical financial skills, leadership, business and professional responsibility / governance / ethics, communications, technical and software tools, current events in global finance, and career management.
The Academy formally meets once a week with other events during the school year. Academy presentations include student as well as guest presentations by business leaders (presidents, board members, CFOs and CEOs) and politicians from Chicago, California, New York, and other financial centers. Just about every industry has been represented at Finance Academy. Academy members also receive exposure to analysis tools such as CapIQ, Bloomberg, and other financial software.