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Student Resources

DePaul University and the Department of Finance offer students many services, including academic tutoring and access to internships. The DePaul Career Center for undergraduate students and the Kellstadt Career Management Center for graduate students will help you learn more about career paths as well as networking opportunities available through student and professional associations related to your interests.

Finance Lab

Forms

Undergraduate and graduate students can download scholarship, course application and other forms here.

Undergraduate Forms

Undergraduate Scholarships

The Finance Department offers a variety of scholarships to finance majors.

To apply for the scholarships, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to DePaul University. (This is only required for need-based scholarships.)
  2. Complete the General Application on the DePaul Online Scholarship Application:
    • Log into the DePaul Online​ Scholarship Application using your Campus Connect ID and password.
    • Complete and submit the General Application.
    • Your General Application will be marked with a green checkmark to indicate that it has been completed and submitted successfully. 
    • If it is gray, the application was not submitted successfully; please try again.
  3. After submitting the General Application, you will automatically be applied to opportunities for which you qualify. If you are eligible for additional scholarships, you will be able to view a list of recommended scholarship opportunities. Apply for them by clicking on the blue "Apply" button beside each scholarship. Additional questions or information may be required to complete the application process.

After Submitting an Application:

If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via email and you will see a notification on the "Applications" tab of the scholarship application site under "Active." You will also receive a communication from DePaul's Financial Aid office stating that your financial aid award letter has been updated. If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will see a notification on the Home tab of the website indicating your application was reviewed and not selected.​

FIN 313 Undergraduate Investment Banking Course

This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of investment banking, the structure of the industry and analytical tools commonly used in the profession. Students who successfully complete the course will develop the skills necessary for an entry-level analyst position with an investment bank. Spreadsheet skills, valuation methods, as well as company, deal and market analysis will be emphasized. The course also will foster the development of presentation and writing skills through group analysis and preparation of case studies. PREREQUISITES: FIN 310 & DEPARTMENT CONSENT

Download the FIN 313 2016 Application​

Internship Course Application Form

The Finance Internship (FIN 393) is an elective finance course offered to undergraduate students who are declared Finance Majors.  You MUST include an unofficial transcript with your application.

Students interested in FIN 393 must complete an Application for the Department of Finance Internship.  This can be obtained from the Finance Department office.  It may be returned to the Finance Department office or emailed to the internship coordinator at mhocter@depaul.edu.  Applicants must 

  1. Be declared Finance majors, 
  2. Have a cumulative DePaul GPA of 2.8 at the time of application, and 
  3. Have completed the prerequisite course of FIN 310.  

Once the student is approved by the Internship Coordinator, he or she will be notified via email. Then the intern will be able to register for the class through Campus Connect.

Internships should be found independently. DePaul’s Career Center has many resources to assist students in this search including the Alumni Sharing Knowledge and the Experience job posting system. Please contact the Finance Department internship coordinator at mhocter@depaul if you are not having success in an independent search.

The student must spend 12 hours per week for the 10-week quarter at the internship firm. A flexible schedule is worked out between the intern and the supervisor. The internship may be compensated, but students are required to pay tuition for this course.  


In addition, interns will meet with the internship coordinator as a group once during the quarter. The class schedule will be determined in the syllabus, which will be emailed to the student upon approval for the course. Student deliverables will include a brief paper on the intern’s firm and its industry position, and a research paper which will focus on a topic of interest to the intern’s firm. In addition, students will be evaluated on their performance in the internship by their supervisor.

For further information, contact Mary Ann Hocter at mhocter@depaul or the Department of Finance secretary at (312) 362-8826.

Download the FIN 393 Application 2017 

FIN 395 Portfolio Management Investment Seminar

The Investment Seminar is intended to provide you with a rich, real-world  learning experience focused on financial investing. The learning experience comes through the fusion of the academic knowledge you will gain from advanced courses in investments and corporate finance with the actual practice of analyzing securities and making and defending buy and sell recommendations for a "live" portfolio. The experience is unique to collegiate business education and provides participants with a definite competitive edge in the job market.

The seminar experience is a participatory approach to learning. The experience can be very rewarding, but it calls for a commitment on your part. Your commitment involves not just a willingness to do the necessary work outside of class but also the execution of that work at the highest professional level. Students who cannot meet outside of class on a frequent and regular basis should not take this class.

Enrollment criteria:

  1. The pre-requisites are FIN 310, 311, 320 and 330. If a student has not taken FIN 330, he or she can enroll based on at least FIN 311 and any other finance class completed by the time of the application. The student is required to have completed at least three finance classes by the time of the application.
  2. The applicant should have an A- in at least one finance class taken earlier.
  3. An average GPA of 3.0 in the finance classes completed till the time of the application.

Admission is by application. To be considered, please submit your application to Associate Professor Vahap Uysal at vuysal@depaul.edu.

Download the FIN_395_595_Application_Form

FIN 398 Equity Research Analysis Internship

Topics include:

  • The fundamental earnings metrics, valuation multiples and accounting adjustments used in financial statement analysis ;
  • The effective use of valuation techniques and analytical tools;
  • Identifying and assessing the economic and competitive forces affecting the sectors;
  • Strategies for accessing capital markets and managing capital;
  • Writing styles and report formats that get your research report noticed.

Download the FIN 398 Application​​

Undergraduate Independent Study Application

The Undergraduate Independent Study course for Finance (FIN 399) gives students an opportunity to pursue a course of study not commonly offered by the Department of Finance. The student must work with a finance faculty member and the finance department to gain consent to be enrolled in a Finance Independent Study course.

Independent Study Application forms should be finalized and submitted to the business college's Undergraduate Programs Office, Suite  5200, DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., before the add deadline for the respective term.

Download the FIN 399 Application​

Declaration of Major

Students may declare majors online via Campus Connect​. You can find the declaration under:

For Students > Records & Registration > Change Major/Minor/College

Student Finance Association Application

Click here to find out more about the Student Finance Association.

Download the SFA Application ​​

Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Application Forms

All DePaul undergraduate students who have completed FIN 310 and all of its prerequisites with no final grades in these courses lower than B- are eligible for admission to these programs.  

For admission to the Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management or Master of Finance degree programs, applicants must provide all of the following documents electronically (saved in pdf format) to financefrontdesk@depaul.edu or in-person to the reception desk for the DePartment of Finance, Suite 5500, DePaul Center. To apply, you must include:
  • A completed application submitted to the Department of Finance (application fee will be waived);
  • A current résumé/curriculum vitae, no more than two pages long, summarizing work experience and educational background;
  • A personal statement, approximately 600 words in length, outlining personal goals for pursuing the  bachelor's/master's combined degree program, and  
  • Unofficial DePaul transcripts
The admissions committee may require applicants to participate in a personal interview.

Please note: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


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Graduate Forms

Graduate Scholarships

The Department of Finance at DePaul University has opportunities for scholarships to graduate students.

To apply for a scholarship, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to DePaul University. (This is only required for need-based scholarships.)
  2. Complete the General Application on the DePaul Online Scholarship Application:
    • Log into the DePaul Online Scholarship Application using your Campus Connect ID and password.
    • Complete and submit the General Application.
    • Your General Application will be marked with a green checkmark to indicate that it has been completed and submitted successfully.
    • If it is gray, the application was not submitted successfully; please try again.
  3. After submitting the General Application, your submission will automatically be applied to opportunities for which you qualify. If you are recommended for additional scholarships, you will be able to view a list of scholarship opportunities. Apply for them by clicking on the blue "Apply" button beside each scholarship. Additional questions or information may be required to complete the application process.

After submitting an application:

If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via email and you will see a notification on the "Applications" tab of the scholarship application site under "Active." ​You will also receive a communication from DePaul's Financial Aid office stating that your financial aid award letter has been updated. If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will see a notification on the Home tab of the website indicating your application was reviewed and not selected.​​

FIN 595 Portfolio Management Investment Course

The Investment Seminar is intended to provide you with a rich, real-world learning experience focused on financial investing. The learning experience comes through the fusion of the academic knowledge you will gain from advanced courses in investments and corporate finance with the actual practice of analyzing securities and making and defending buy and sell recommendations for a "live" portfolio. The experience is unique to collegiate business education and provides participants with a definite competitive edge in the job market.

The seminar experience is a participatory approach to learning. The experience can be very rewarding but it calls for a commitment on your part. Your commitment involves not just a willingness to do the necessary work outside of class, but also the execution of that work at the highest professional level. Students who cannot meet outside of class on a frequent and regular basis should not take this class.

Enrollment criteria:

  1. The pre-requisites are Fin 310, 311, 320 and 330. If a student has not taken FIN 330, he or she can enroll based on at least FIN 311 and any other finance class completed by the time of the application. The student is required to have completed at least three finance classes by the time of the application.
  2. The applicant should have an A- in at least one finance class taken earlier.
  3. An average GPA of 3.0 in the finance classes completed until the time of the application.

Admission is by application. To be considered, please submit your application to Associate Professor Vahap Uysal at vuysal@depaul.edu.

Download the FIN_395_595_Application_Form

Graduate Independent Study Application

The Graduate Independent Study course for Finance (FIN 799) gives students an opportunity to pursue a course of study not commonly offered by the Department of Finance. The student must work with a finance faculty member and the finance department to gain consent to be enrolled in a Finance Independent Study course. Independent Study application forms should be finalized in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Office, Suite 5300, DePaul Center before the deadline of the respective term.

Download the FIN 799 application​

Graduate Assistant Application

Only applicants who have been admitted to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business can apply for an assistantship.

Access the Graduate Assistant Application​.