College of Business > Academics > Department of Finance & Real Estate > About > Keeley Center Academy > Program Expectations
Student commitment: Each student will be asked to make an Honor Pledge to commit to the activities of the academy. Executive and academic directors of the Keeley Center for Financial Services will be responsible for organizing the events and monitoring students. Key expectations for students in the academy include:
In the first quarter, academy students are required to take FIN 310 if they have not yet completed it. Students will also take a two-credit hour career course in their first quarter.
Quarter one – autumn quarter of year one:
Quarter two – winter quarter of year one:
Quarter three – spring quarter of year one:
Quarter four – autumn quarter of year two:
Quarter five – winter quarter of year two:
Quarter six – spring quarter of Yyear two:
The following courses are not required but recommended as important courses to prepare you for a career in financial services. Recommended finance courses associated with specific career paths within them include:
Academy students interested in commercial banking: FIN 323 Commercial BankingFIN 324 Banking & Credit AnalysisFIN 350 Real Estate Finance
Academy students interested in investment banking:FIN 313 Investment BankingFIN 324 Banking & Credit AnalysisFIN 336 Equity Research
Academy students interested in investment management:FIN 335 Portfolio Management FIN 336 Equity ResearchFIN 362 Enterprise Risk Management or FIN 363 Derivatives: Pricing and ApplicationsFIN 395 Investment Seminar (Student Managed Investment Fund)
Recommended courses for Academy students to fulfill business school core requirements:FIN 340 International Finance or FIN355 Global IPOs and Venture CapitalCSC 241 Introduction to Computer Science I
Recommended accounting courses for students interested in commercial banking and investment banking:ACC 305 Financial Reporting II
Students interested in
investment management will be required to participate in the fund as a co-curricular activity, which is designed to complement the recommended Student Managed Investment Fund course, FIN 395.
First-year academy students will begin this
hands-on experience in the role of a junior analyst, shadowing more senior students and researching industry sectors. Over time, students will advance to senior analysts and eventually portfolio managers, making buy/sell recommendations for the portfolio.
If you have any questions or comments, contact
Martin Essenburg, executive director of the John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services, at: