Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Practicum

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The MSF Practicum is your opportunity to work as a member of a 4-5 person team on a short-term finance consulting project at a sponsoring corporation for a semester long project during the Fall semester (for students in their third and final semester). The projects are structured so that a finished product is delivered to the sponsor at the end of the Practicum. Each student team is assigned a faculty mentor on campus as a resource and backup support.

The practicum is a win-win program. You gain valuable experience and have an opportunity to significantly impact a company. Corporate partners see the practicum project as an opportunity to use talented, external manpower to tackle a project that requires specialized insight or tools. They also use the practicum as a chance to see your work on the job as a potential future employee.

Past Participants

We’ve worked with a number of companies to provide valuable insight to corporate projects:

  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Andes Capital
  • AON Corporation
  • Axis Reinsurance
  • Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Co.
  • Busey Bank
  • CNA Surety
  • Cozad Asset Management
  • DHC Capital Management
  • Duff & Phelps, LLC
  • Eco Craps
  • Edward Jones
  • Equity International
  • Gerald Auto Group
  • GLE L.L.C.
  • Guy Carpenter
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum
  • John Deere & Company
  • Lake Capital
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • Lockton Companies
  • Marsh
  • Mobile Mini
  • Motorola
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sam’s Club
  • Servant Financial
  • Sterling Wealth Management
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • Strategic Wealth Partners
  • The Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA)
  • Traeger Grills
  • University of Illinois Capital Financing
  • University of Illinois Foundation
  • Walgreen
  • Wayne Hummer

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