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 CFP is also open to PPA students pursuing a Master of Financial Management.

The Certificate is awarded for completing a selection of specified courses focused on the knowledge and skills essential to working across the various finance and accounting 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)–open only to CFP students
    • 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
    • Resume writing and interviewing skills
  • FINC 443/641 – Valuation
  • ACCT 447/647 – Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 449/649 – Financial Modeling
  • ISTM 313 – Foundations of Data Analytics
  • Corporate Finance Capstone (new senior-level course)–open only to CFP students

Certification process timelines and requirements:

  • Submit application (see Application Instructions below)
  • Attend the five-day Boot Camp in August during Howdy Week in the Junior year
  • Complete the Capstone case study course in the Spring semester before graduation
  • 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  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 graduation year.


Application Timeline & Instructions:


Application Deadline CFP Acceptance CFP Bootcamp
Class of 2022  

April 30, 2020**

@11:59 p.m. est*

May 29, 2020**  

August 17-21, 2020*

(Howdy Week)

Class of 2023 TBA TBA TBA

*Dates subject to change

**Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we have extended the application and acceptance deadline. We will also be conducting virtual interviews at a date to be determined for the health and safety of all students, staff, and faculty.

Application available: February 25-April 30, 2020

Click Here For Application Link

For application and program questions, please contact: Tony Okoromadu, Assistant Program Director,