Teaching & Learning at D’Amore-McKim
Finance involves the management and investment of money and other assets for businesses, individuals and governments. The finance curriculum at D’Amore-McKim offers opportunities to develop specialized knowledge and skills in one or more areas such as corporate finance, investment management, financial risk management and real estate. Ultimately, the Finance Group looks to support a faculty that delivers a world-class finance curriculum to our undergraduate and graduate students; emphasizing cutting edge, conceptually rigorous and highly-relevant, practice-oriented learning experiences.
Financial management and investment methods used in practice have undergone dramatic changes over the past 25 years. The field is very dynamic and our faculty and vast array of course offerings enable our students to keep on the cutting edge of the field. Areas of specialization include:
Corporate Finance—Focusing on the investment and financing activities of a business entity, including merger and acquisition, private equity, venture capital transactions, and entrepreneurial finance.
Investment Analysis—Focusing on valuation of a variety of financial instruments and the markets where they trade, portfolio management, financial risk management, and fixed-income securities.
International Financial Management—Focusing on corporate finance and investment analysis in a global economy, including foreign currency transactions and foreign exchange risk management, evaluation of foreign direct investment opportunities, and hedging techniques.
Real-World, Practice-Oriented, Experiential Learning
The Finance faculty brings a wealth of professional expertise to the classroom, with many faculty having held significant managerial positions prior to coming to Northeastern. All faculty are involved with Finance practitioners through their teaching, research, and consulting activities. A number of our courses use case studies and real-company projects and utilize guest speakers. Students’ Co-Op and other work experiences provide learning opportunities and compliment classroom learning. The Group utilizes an Advisory Board to gain additional insights into current managerial issues and practices.
For undergraduates, our dedicated Co-Op Coordinators work to place students in up to three paid six-month placements with companies across New England and the World. Recent Co-Op employers include General Electric, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Fidelity Investments, MFS Investment Management, Raytheon, EMC Corporation, etc..
For Full-Time MBA students, our MBA Career Center develops six- or twelve-month corporate residencies and full-time placements with a broad variety of companies. Recent MBA Finance employers include: Wellington Management, State Street Corporation, Raytheon, IBM, etc.
Beyond classroom and career management, students have further opportunities to engage with the business world through student clubs. We have active finance and investment clubs and student-managed investment portfolios at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.