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Finance Honors Program
Finance Honors Program
Group of finance honors students

The Finance Honors Program gives a select group of undergraduate students opportunities to interface with industry leaders while taking academically challenging classes in a cohort. If selected, you will advance through the program with peers who have similar exceptional abilities in academics and leadership.

Program Requirements

The Finance Honors program recruits a new cohort at the beginning of the winter quarter. To be eligible, you must have an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher and a minimum grade of B+ in FIN 310 or are enrolled in FIN 310 in the winter quarter.

The admissions committee will also consider:

  • Your GPA
  • Grade in FIN 310
  • Other evidence of superior academic performance and the potential to excel in the program
  • An interview for admissions to the program

Once admitted, you will be required to complete a set of courses taught in lock step from the spring quarter of the current academic year until the spring quarter of the following year.

Expectations and Benefits

Finance honors student

As a Finance Honors student, you'll be exposed to rigorous and challenging courses in corporate finance, investments, financial statement analysis and financial accounting. Analytical writing and teamwork skills will be emphasized throughout the program.

You'll also gain better exposure to corporate recruiters, priority enrollment, greater interaction with financial executives and assistance with developing your résumé and interviewing skills through the Honors Seminar.

How to Apply

If you are eligible (you have a GPA of 3.4 or higher and a minimum grade of B+ in FIN 310 or are enrolled in FIN 310 in the winter quarter), you will receive an invitation email in early January for an opportunity to apply to the program.

"When I first joined the Honors program, I was unsure of the career path I wanted to take, or what was even available to me. The Finance Honors program bridged that gap for me. I have now been able to establish my career goals and trajectory and have also landed successful internships in my field. This program teaches you the hard skills that go beyond any finance textbook to succeed in your future career."

Finance Honors Student


Contact Us:

Questions about the program? Reach out to:

Marshall Brown​
Director, Finance Honors Program
Department of Finance & Real Estate
(312) 362-5915