Investment Banking at Johnson
“As I am transitioning to finance, I am aware that Johnson has a strong reputation in finance, with a solid alumni base in investment banks and the corporate world...In 10 years, I see myself as a team leader in an investment bank or in the investment and/or strategy division of an emerging company.”
Ciara Chen, Two-Year MBA ’21
Parker Center for Investment Research
In this intercollegiate MBA competition, you’ll present a portfolio analysis and recommendation to a panel of executives and have plenty of opportunities to network with sponsoring firms.
Two-Year MBA Program
Focus an entire semester on investment banking. Through courses, cases, and pitches, you’ll analyze landmark transactions, get advice from senior clients, and receive coaching from top bankers.
Parker Center for Investment Research
WIN hosts two national conferences: one for MBAs and another for undergraduates. Hear from distinguished women in investing, network with firms, and showcase your stock-pitching skills.
- Emphasis on team projects, peer mentorship, and non-competitive recruiting practices
- Feedback from peers as you develop hard and soft skills for your investment career
- Group treks and company visits to Wall Street and other NYC-based companies
- Expert career management staff who can help you plan your recruitment strategy
- Engaged alumni who return as recruiters, case competition judges, immersion mentors, and more
- Company informational meetings and networking events
- Guidance in narrowing in on industries and sectors
“Working in the most important financial hub of the world has been a dream since I started a career in finance… A good way to navigate the recruitment process is to leverage your network, your peers, and second-years. Practice your technicals, deal pitch, and
behavioral questions as much as you can with them. Challenge them and ask them to challenge you.”
Carlos Acevedo, Two-Year MBA ’20. Carlos took the Investment Banking Immersion and held a summer internship at Deutsche Bank in New York City,, where he returned after graduation
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Investment Research and Asset Management (IRAM)
As a residential MBA student in Ithaca, you can choose to complete the IRAM immersion or select electives within the IRAM area of focus to complement another immersion area (like investment banking). There are several ways to round out your finance experiences.
The Cayuga Fund manages money for the Cornell University endowment. MBA fund managers have a high degree of decision-making responsibility as they manage equities with faculty/alumni advisor oversight and a suite of analytical software.
Investment Management Club (IMC)
The IMC for residential MBA students holds weekly calls to discuss investment topics from both a macro and micro level. The club also hosts career treks to Boston and NYC, allowing you to meet with analysts from buy-side and sell-side investment firms.
With 200+ MBA members, Old Ezra is committed to enhancing Johnson’s presence in finance and providing its members the tools necessary for successful recruiting—including access to alumni and firms—and exceptional workplace performance.
Open to undergrads and grad students, the JPEC hosts a speaker series, an annual conference, and weekly meetings. As a member, you’ll participate in competitions and focus on topics such as private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, impact investing, and more.
Associate dean for MBA programs and Rempe Wilson Distinguished Lecturer
Leader of the Investment Banking Immersion and founder of the Fintech Intensive, Pascarella has previously advised clients on more than $35 billion of merger and acquisition transactions and has led equity, convertible, and debt financing transactions totaling $9 billion+ in proceeds.
Ronald P. & Susan E. Lynch Professor of Investment Management
Jarrow’s teaching and research interests involve the study of derivatives, risk management, investments, and asset pricing theory. An associate editor for numerous finance journals, he is a recipient of Risk Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Clinical professor of finance and accounting and faculty co-director of the Parker Center
Stewart’s research interests include portfolio management techniques, the behavior of institutional investors, equity valuation, and the use of technology in finance. Previously with Fidelity Investments, he was founder and leader of the $45 billion Structured Investments Group.
Explore Johnson's Academic Programs
Johnson offers several graduate degree programs for candidates with a range of experiences, academic backgrounds, and interests. See which program is your best fit as you plan to launch or advance a career in investment banking.