Undergraduate Program

Emerging CFOs

Finance Fellows Speaker
Finance Fellows Speaker

The Emerging CFOs program is for students interested in corporate finance and investment banking. ECFOs provides in-depth analysis of corporate finance aspects of finance and provides students with enhanced leadership and communication skills.

In addition to traditional courses taken by all finance majors, students in this program will take a dedicated Fellows section of Financial Management, BMGT440F. This section brings in corporate speakers and includes an in-class case competition.

As part of the ECFO Finance Fellows program, students consult with a local company over the semester. Last spring's company was greeNEWit, a Columbia, MD, energy audit company. Student teams advised the firm's CEO about obtaining financing to fuel the firm's expected growth. This kind of consulting can be very positive on a resume, and generally something that employers will be interested in talking about.

Dr. Sue White is the Faculty Champion for this program.

Click here for Fellows student testimonial.

Curriculum: one-year program

  • BMGT340 (Business Finance) - Sophomore year or Fall of Junior year
  • BMGT313F (Financial Statement Analysis) - Fall 
  • BMGT440F (Financial Management) - Spring 

Co-curricular Actvities

  • Mentoring program with with professionals in the field
  • Case competition
  • Finance Fellows Speaker Series 
  • Site visits

Students are required to attend Finance Fellows Networking Night in the Fall plus two other co-curricular events as approved by the Finance Fellows team.

Fellows Application Eligibility

  • Must be a Finance Major. (You may also apply if you are in the process of applying to Smith as a transfer student.)
  • Rising juniors or seniors may apply.
  • Grade of B- or better in BMGT340 (may complete either spring semester at time of application or fall semester. Admission is provisional contingent upon satisfactory completion of BMGT340).


Applications for the Emerging CFOs Program for the 2015-2016 academic year are now closed. Fellows admission decisions will be sent out by February 27.

Questions? Contact Emily Doane Heavin (edoane@rhsmith.umd.edu).