Financial Leadership Program
A training initiative focused on preparing students for careers in the financial services industry


The Financial Leadership Program (FLP) is a pre-professional training, leadership and development program, offered by the Starr Career Development Center (SCDC), for high-achieving students at Baruch College with a desire to succeed.

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.

FLP has helped students gain entry into premier financial analyst programs at major Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS, and Credit Suisse among others.


The Financial Leadership Program is a year-long curriculum. The program's focus is to provide students with the necessary career skills training to become strong candidates for finance internships during the Summer 2018

Initially, workshops focus on career management skills including resume writing, networking, and business communication. As the program goes on, students benefit from corporate valuation financial modeling provided by Training The Street, dining etiquette, corporate field visits and educational workshops provided by Wall Street professionals.

In addition to the workshops, students have various homework assignments to complete. Regular reading of The Wall Street Journal and other relevant market related 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

  • Advanced Excel and Financial Modeling Workshops
  • FLP Challenge – Investment Banking Case Competition
  • Mock Interview Day with Working Professionals and Alums
  • Finance Career Related Workshops
  • 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 Networking Session by BlackRock
  • Office Visit and Networking Session by RBC
  • Office Visit and Networking Session by Societe Generale
For more information on corporate sponsorship please contact us.


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.
Starr Employers