Finance (Fin)

A Finance professional is skilled at assessing how individuals and organizations acquire, allocate, and use money considering the risks and rewards of each specific enterprise or venture. Management of cash flow requires an understanding of the timing of funds in both the investing phase and the repayment phase of an enterprise or venture. Therefore, a Finance professional must be able to work with a variety of individuals across a wide set of disciplines to maximize the benefits of the endeavor. The Finance professional has an important leadership role in an organization by raising issues that need attention, initiating analysis on problems or ventures, and building support for proposed solutions.

MECOP Finance interns gain real-world experience building analytical skills involving financial theories, accounting, statistics, quantitative analysis, computer software applications, and economics. Advances in technology have made finance more rigorous, competitive, and international. The successful Finance professional also requires excellent written and oral communication skills in working with a wide set of professionals across many different disciplines and cultures.

Internship History

Participating Universities

MECOP currently accepts Finance students from the following universities:

Academic Advisors

Course Information

Internship Project Samples

  • Assisting project controllers with budget reviews, project forecast, and actual spending plans by quarter
  • Providing financial data for project milestone presentations (ROI, DCVA, etc.)
  • Developing cost models for current and future products to assure new products meed cost/margin targets
  • Customs classification for International Trades and Compliance. Includes researching existing parts, determining classification, and issuing documentation to Customs

Key Course Highlights

  • Capital Budgeting and Decision Models
  • Capital Structure
  • Working Capital Management
  • Risk Assessment and Hedging
  • Analyzing Investment Choices
  • Portfolio Allocation
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • International Finance
  • Analyzing Financial Statements and Firm Performance