Program Overview

The BYU Marriott finance program consists of sixty-four credit hours in addition to general university core classes. Special emphasis in the program is given to critical thinking and problem solving and includes instruction in data procurement and analysis, firm and project valuation, fundamental analysis, risk hedging, and portfolio management and optimization.

After completing pre-management courses and gaining acceptance into the program, students must complete the finance junior core. During senior year, students have the opportunity to take electives that focus on one of six tracks in the program.

In addition to active engagement in classes, students are expected to participate in the Finance Society, complete an internship, and be proactive in their networking efforts. By fully immersing themselves in the finance program, students will find that they have the optimal BYU Marriott experience.

BS Finance Program Expectations

  • Complete any required supplemental training prior to fall semester
  • We suggest you purchase a student subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Several interviewers will ask about current events in the business world.  Subscribe at https://buy.wsj.com/offers/html/JIEofferWDSM151.html
  • Attend Orientation. This is a mandatory event for all new finance majors the first day of fall semester. Dress is business professional, photos will be taken
  • Join and actively participate in the Finance Society
  • Consider attending one or more NetTREKS (Networking trips) during August or the fall semester
  • Recruiting starts immediately in the fall, review the Finance Recruiting Guide which will be sent to you
  • Secure a meaningful internship during the summer between junior and senior year
  • In your graduation year (Dec-Aug): Attend the Senior Send-off, held in March for all graduating seniors 
  • At time of graduation, attend an Exit Interview.  Schedule this through 610 TNRB (801-422-8378
  • Report internship and placement data on the Marriott School Website
  • Take advantage of opportunities open to students that help build your resume, your social/career network, and enhance the ‘community’ of the Finance Major.  These things will magnify your experience at BYU, and increase your satisfaction. (ie: Club leadership/involvement, case competitions, NetTREKS, peer & underclassmen mentoring, etc)

10 Steps to Take Before Fall Semester as a New Finance Major:  

  1. After admission you will receive informative emails. Review the “Finance Recruiting Guide” PowerPoint
  2. Review the “Intern & Full-Time Hiring Companies 2017-18”  and the “Hiring Companies by Emphasis 2017-2018 lists
  3. After completing the second step, read complete the exercises in “Two Hour Job Search – 40 Firms” slide deck before taking the survey in step four
  4. Complete “Incoming Finance Student Survey” by 5pm, August 10.  https://byu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_10nV2luJDrEVbVj
  5. Join the Finance Society if you haven’t already. (Finance Recruiting Guide, slide #19)
  6. We strongly recommend registering for an On-Campus Internship to obtain more experience and strengthen your resume.  Register at oci.byu.edu  (Please review the email outlining Finance-Related Internships.)
  7. Update and polish your resume (Finance Recruiting Guide, slide #11)
  8. Create and update your LInkedIn profile (Finance Recruiting Guide, slide #14)
  9. Create and update your BYU Handshake profile (“Finance Recruiting Guide” slide #16)
  10. Consider attending 1-2 NetTREKS (August & fall semester) and submit applications by their stated deadlines