CFOs and Financial Leadership

Calling all future CFO’s! High performing Accounting majors seeking high-impact learning experiences may be interested in taking CFOs and Financial Leadership, a course offered by the James Benjamin Department of Accounting. This course covers current financial topics that the world’s largest companies face. It is uniquely different from any other course at Mays because the course is taught by sitting CFOs of these companies! The opportunity to engage and network with individuals at this stage in their career sets it apart.

This course is offered each spring in a minimester format during the second half of the spring semester starting after spring break. Class will meet in person and for a longer length of time each class meeting than a traditional course. Applications are accepted each Fall for the following Spring semester.

Watch this video to hear the experiences of students who have taken the course:

What to expect

Students who take the course should expect:

  • Small class size
  • Numerous case readings due weekly
  • Group project and presentations
  • High level of in-class participation
  • Business casual dress code

Because this course is taught in a minimester format, expect that this course will move at an intense pace.

How to take this course

Students interested in taking this course must first apply to express interest. Depending on demand for the course, additional steps (such as an interview) may be required of interested students. See information about how to apply here.