Corporate Finance Program


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The Corporate Finance Program (CFP) is a finance major track of guided electives for students focused on a career in corporate finance.  Attending the Corporate Finance Boot Camp in August of the Junior year is the first step in the certificate curriculum.

The Certificate is awarded for completing a specialized selection of courses focused on the knowledge and skills essential to working across the various finance functions performed in the Office of the CFO:

  • Treasurer – cash management, credit ratings, debt and equity financing, risk management
  • Controller – profit forecasting, annual budgets, performance management, capital budgeting
  • Investor Relations Officer – communications with stakeholders, regulatory considerations
  • CFO – talent management, strategic planning, corporate development (M&A)

In addition to the courses required by the Department of Finance, the following elective courses are required to receive this certificate:

  • Success Factors in Corporate Finance (Boot Camp)–CFP students only
    • Finance info sessions from company sponsors
    • Case study project – team presentations
    • Excel and modeling skills
    • Presentation skills and PowerPoint training
    • Bloomberg Registration
    • Myers-Briggs & Clifton Strengths
  • FINC 443/641 – Valuation
  • ACCT 447/647 – Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 449/649 – Financial Modeling
  • ISTM 489 – Foundations of Data Analytics
  • Corporate Finance Capstone (new senior-level course)–CFP students only

Certification process timelines and requirements:

  • Submit application (see Application Instructions below)
  • Attend Boot Camp in August one week ahead of regular classes in the Junior year
  • Complete the Capstone case study course in the Spring semester of the Senior year
  • Maintain at least a 3.3 GPA in finance courses
  • Attend company-sponsored events

Students pursuing the CFP will attend two classes as a cohort.  Their first such class is the Junior year CFP Boot Camp, held in late August.  Students accepted into the CFP come together to meet finance professionals, discuss current finance topics, receive training in Excel and PowerPoint, and finish the Boot Camp week with a team presentation on a case study.  Bloomberg Certificate training also begins during Boot Camp week. The second cohort class is Corporate Finance Capstone offered in the Spring semester of a student’s senior year.

 

Application Timeline & Instructions:

 

Application Deadline CFP Acceptance CFP Bootcamp
Class of 2022 April 3, 2020

@11:59 p.m. est*

May TBA, 2020 August  2020* (Howdy Week)
Class of 2023 TBA TBA TBA

*Dates subject to change

Application available: Spring 2020

For application and program questions, please contact: Brandy Tuck, Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor Btuck@mays.tamu.edu