Stonehill College Investment Finance Initiative (SCIFI) Program
The SCIFI academic program is a senior level course of study in investment finance. Applications for the program are accepted from students taking BUS 327 - Investments either in the fall or spring semester of junior year. However, students with a strong academic record can seek participation in Junior year. Prerequisite course requirements include: BUS 203 - Financial Accounting and BUS 320 - Corporate Finance. Students need not be business majors or business minors to apply. Participation in the program provides an advanced forum for learning with an emphasis of putting classroom knowledge into practice. SCIFI enables students to explore in-depth financial topics such as:
Modern Investment Philosophy
Economic and Industry Analysis
Investment Valuation Tools
Portfolio Management Theory and Practice
Options and Futures
SCIFI Senior Year Coursework
Student participants in SCIFI are committing to coursework for two semesters that involve active management of the Student Run Investment Fund for the entire year:
Student Run Investment Fund Administration of the Mary Herlihy Opportunity Fund begins with admission into the SCIFI program and is fostered via the senior year coursework as well as seminars and presentations that may take place throughout the year. Students with interest in SCIFI can indirectly participate in the process as early as their junior year through
. As part of the management process, SCIFI members will be asked to act as mentors to those in BUS 327 interested in the program.
Business Internship Program
Business majors are encouraged to participate in multiple internships. Only junior and senior Business majors with a 2.80 GPA or better may register for BUS 475 - Internship in Business Administration unless granted permission by the Business Department Internship Coordinator.
Students must work a minimum of 12 hours per week for 14 weeks (168 hours total) to earn 3 credits. Students are also required to submit a professional journal or portfolio and a research paper as part of their internship.
Business majors may apply a maximum of 6 credits of BUS 475 to their major.
Students are encouraged to consult with Prof. Suzanne Edinger the Business Department Internship Coordinator.