Financial Leadership Program
A training initiative focused on preparing students for careers in the financial services industry
Mission
The program's mission is to increase recruiting for Baruch's diverse and talented students into top financial analyst programs across industries. By providing intensive training on technical, leadership, and professional skills to a select group of top-performing juniors, FLP cultivates successful finance professionals.

Baruch is a highly competitive business school; it's the largest AACSB-accredited undergraduate business school in the US and it has been ranked as the most ethnically diverse institution of higher education in the United States for the last 7 years in a row. (US News and World Report)
Curriculum
The Financial Leadership Program is a year-long curriculum. The program's focus is to provide students with the necessary technical and career training to become strong candidates for finance internships during the Summer 2013.

Initially, workshops will focus on career management skills including resume writing, networking, and business communication. As the program goes on, Excel mastery, dining etiquette, office visits and educational workshops with working finance professionals will occur.

In addition to the workshops, students have various homework assignments to complete. Regular reading of The Wall Street Journal and other relevant publications is an example. When possible, program participants are matched with a mentor ranging from working finance professionals to peer mentors who are senior FLP students at Baruch.
Partial List of Past Events & Activities
  • Client Hedging and Acquisition Advisory Case Study Competition with JP Morgan Chase
  • Mock Interview Day with working professionals and alums
  • Advanced Excel and Financial Modeling workshops
  • Communications workshop
  • Office visits to Financial Services firms
Corporate Involvment
Made possible by generous contributions from the Starr Foundation, the Financial Leadership Program continues to seek support from foundations and corporate partners. Many past seminars and training were sponsored by various institutions who donated both their time and money to educate and assist our students.

We welcome corporate sponsorship for the Program and can offer several corporate visibility opportunities. Involvement by corporate representatives can include mentorship, speakers for seminars and monetary contributions for finance-related publications and material.
Partial List of Past Corporate Sponsored Activites
  • Risk Management Case Study by JP Morgan
  • Office Visit and Life of a Deal Case Study by JP Morgan
  • Office Visit and Networking Seminar by BMO Capital Markets
  • Office Visit and Interviewing Workshop by Goldman Sachs
For more information on corporate sponsorship please contact us.
Mentors
Mentors play a major role in the Financial Leadership Program by guiding students with their internship search and development into successful finance professionals. Each student in the Program is matched with both an alumni mentor, who works the student's field of interest, and a peer mentor, a senior FLP student at Baruch. In addition, students receive invaluable guidance from Dr. David Shulman, a semi-retired finance executive and a current Managing Director of the Financial Leadership Program.

The Financial Leadership Program is always looking for more mentors to help guide our students. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact us.
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