Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance Immersion (CFI)

Don’t just learn theory; learn to apply it with this hands-on and transformative experience.


Student in the CFI gain a comprehensive understanding of core and current issues that CFOs encounter, as well as creative and sophisticated approaches for managing and problem solving. From coordinated coursework to a series of courses and practicum sessions, students leave the immersion better prepared for the workforce and with a unique experience that will give them a competitive edge in the industry.

Career Paths

  • Corporate finance
  • Leadership
  • Strategic consulting
  • Rotational programs at major corporations

A Sample of Companies Recruiting Here

Recent corporate finance immersion students secured MBA internships and full-time employment at prestigious banks and financial institutions such as:

  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Deloitte
  • Disney
  • GE
  • Google
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Nike

And more.


The corporate finance immersion imparts a strategic and financial mindset taught by top faculty and practitioners who dissect real cases with actual Fortune 500 companies.

Curriculum Details

Students enrolled in the CFI learn how to address complex issues from a corporate perspective. The CFI’s dynamic curriculum includes:

  • Core courses focused on accounting, finance, financial policy, and governance
  • Site visits to various global leaders in finance
  • A weekly practicum

Key Skills Developed

The corporate finance immersion cultivates and strengthens your skill sets with a special focus on:

  • Financial analysis
  • Modeling
  • Valuation
  • Strategic planning

Clubs & Associations

Take advantage of clubs, associations, and networking opportunities related to the corporate finance immersion, such as:

Old Ezrea Finance Club

Old Ezra Finance Club

The Finance Club, named after Ezra Cornell, the founder of this renowned Ivy League University, is the oldest and largest club at Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

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Corproate Finance Immersion

Corporate Finance Immersion Handout

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Corporate Finance Immersion at Work

Shiril Sunil Nikhar

What I Didn’t Know Before My Corporate Finance Immersion


Shiril Sunil Nikhar, MBA ‘17

Alessandra Kroeff

Intense, Practical, Worth It: Immersion Learning at Johnson


Alessandra Kroeff, MBA ’16

Peter Cassara

Why CFI Was the Right Choice for Me


Peter Cassara, MBA ’14

Derek D. Laclair

Why I Chose the Corporate Finance Immersion


Derek D. Laclair, MBA ‘14

Sharleyne Silcott

Building Real World Skills in a Classroom Setting


Sharleyne Silcott, MBA ’14