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-business 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.
Finance Program Expectations
- Complete any required supplemental training prior to fall semester
- Attend orientation, a mandatory event for all new finance majors the first day of Fall semester. Dress is business professional as photos will be taken.
- Join and actively participate in the Finance Society
- Consider attending one or more NetTREKS during August or Fall semester
- Consider an on-campus internship
- Review the Finance Recruiting Guide (will be emailed to you) as recruiting starts immediately during Fall semester
- Read the Wall Street Journal often. Several interviewers will ask about current events in the business world.
- Secure a meaningful industry internship during the summer between junior and senior year
- Attend the Senior Sendoff in March for all graduating seniors
- At time of graduation, attend an exit interview. Schedule this through 610 TNRB
- Report internship and placement data on the BYU Marriott website
- Take advantage of opportunities open to students that help build your résumé, your social/career network, and enhance the community of the finance major. These things will magnify your experience at BYU and increase your satisfaction. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, club leadership/involvement, case competitions, NetTREKS, underclassmen mentoring, peer mentoring, and portfolio management.
10 Steps to Take Before Fall Semester as a New Finance Major
- After admission you will receive informative emails. Review the Finance Recruiting Guide PowerPoint
- Review the Intern & Full-Time Hiring Companies 2017-18 and the Hiring Companies by Emphasis 2017-2018 lists
- After completing the second step, read the exercises in Two Hour Job Search – 40 Firms slide deck before taking the survey in step four
- Complete Incoming Finance Student Survey by 5 p.m. on 10 August
- Join the Finance Society if you haven’t already (Finance Recruiting Guide, slide #19)
- Register for an on-campus internship to obtain more experience and strengthen your résumé
- Update and polish your résumé (Finance Recruiting Guide, slide #11)
- Create and update your LinkedIn profile (Finance Recruiting Guide, slide #14)
- Create and update your Handshake profile (“Finance Recruiting Guide” slide #16)
- Consider attending NetTREKS (August & Fall semester) and submit applications by their stated deadlines