The Corporate Finance Immersion (CFI) is a series of courses and practicum sessions that prepare Johnson students seeking careers in corporate finance, leadership, strategic consulting roles, or in rotational programs at major corporations.

Through coordinated course work – under the direction of Jack Ferrer – students gain a comprehensive understanding of core and current issues that CFOs encounter as well as sophisticated techniques to manage them.

We utilize a three-pronged strategy to prepare students for successful finance careers, including:

  1. Theoretical and functional skills taught in the classroom
  2. Numerous site visits to global leaders in finance
  3. A weekly practicum during which students learn practical application of the academic courses they’ve taken

Course Learning and Corporate Visits

Completed during an intensive spring semester, Johnson CFI students combine course learning with practical application and corporate visits. Students take 6-8 courses in accounting, finance, modeling, corporate financial policy, and governance. They also participate in a one-week trek to meet with several corporations. In past visits, students have met with J.P. Morgan, American Express, Merck, Air Products, Ernst & Young, and IBM, among others.

To best prepare for company meetings and examine real corporate finance problems, students complete case work during winter break and apply insights learned during corporate visits. As a core part of Johnson’s focus on performance learning, the ultimate goal is to provide students with skills as well as the knowledge and experience to apply those skills in real-world environments.

A Sample of Companies Recruiting with Johnson

Recent CFI students secured MBA internship opportunities and full-time employment with prestigious companies, such as:

  • Accenture
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Bain & Company
  • Booz & Company
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte
  • Dish Network
  • Emerson Electric
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Reserve Bank of NY
  • General Electric Company
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Liberty Mutual Group
  • M&T Bank Corp.
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Pitney Bowes Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Procter & Gamble
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • Samsung
  • Standard & Poor's
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Unilever
  • Verizon
  • Walmart 

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