What are Academies?
Academies are an integral feature of your Kelley MBA program. They blend advanced coursework, sector-focused experiences, special projects, field trips, industry speakers, and direct involvement with the senior practitioners on their advisory boards. The result is specialized, field-specific knowledge you can leverage to start a career in industries which can sometimes be challenging to enter. In conjunction with Graduate Career Services, all Academies offer career guidance to their members. Additionally, they hold week-long dedicated sessions during each of your first three semesters at Kelley. Your choice will complement your major and minors and help you fulfill the Career Track you've chosen to pursue. (Learn more at http://kelley.iu.edu/MBA/Academics/Academies/page38435.html)
Strategic Finance Academy
The purpose of the Strategic Finance Academy (SFA) is to prepare students for corporate finance careers. The SFA's programs educate students about the types of corporate finance jobs available, prepare them to compete effectively against MBAs from other top programs for those jobs, and enable them to achieve professional success in the years beyond graduate school. The Academy serves as a magnet both for students focused on the corporate finance profession and recruiters seeking highly skilled and motivated employees.
Capital Markets Academy
The Capital Markets Academy (CapM) has a duel mission: 1) to provide the education, skills and networking for Kelley Graduates to have successful careers in investment banking and investment management, and 2) to provide the financial industry with an identifiable group of students who are committed to careers in investment banking and investment management. Preparation is both academic and professional. Students must take courses in Kelley's capital markets curriculum and complete independent study courses specifically designed for CapM students with their career interests. For example, CapM students with an interest in equity research or portfolio management can participate in the management of an actual $400,000 portfolio.