Golder Academies

Get a head start on your finance career
through the Golder Academies

In the Gies Business classroom, you’ll get a premier finance education. Through our Golder Academies, you can accelerate that education and set yourself apart. Named for private equity industry pioneer and Gies Business alumnus Stanley Golder, the three Golder Academies offer advanced academic and career-building opportunities to explore professions in the finance sector. Through professional development activities, on-site finance firm visits, networking opportunities, and advanced technical training, the Academies provide an experience that prepares you for a rewarding career with a top firm in investment banking, investment management, venture capital, private equity, or corporate finance.


Exclusive opportunities for exceptional students

Outstanding undergraduate finance majors are eligible to apply for membership in one of the three Golder Academies. In addition, the top students in the Academies are recognized as Golder Scholars, a distinction that offers additional opportunities for professional development activities in their chosen field as well as scholarship eligibility.

Academy directors offer extensive finance career experience

Each of the Golder Academies is led by a distinguished professional who has extensive experience in the corporate financial world and a commitment to share that experience with the next generation of business leaders. For students, that ensures a practical, real-world focus that gives them unparalleled insights and connections to the world of finance.


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