Any of these experiences can meet the requirement for an Experiential Learning Opportunity. For more information or how to get started with any of these opportunities for Experiential Learning contact:
Jane Pettinger, Experiential Learning Coordinator Paseka School of Business, CB firstname.lastname@example.org
You can test your business acumen in a variety of academic competitions offered each year. DECA Collegiate competition is open to all business majors, while finance students can participate in CFA Research Challenge or a Credit Case Analysis.
MSUM students generally compete very well and often advance to the regional or national levels of these competitions. Visit the Academic Competitions page.
You can get a Bloomberg Terminal Certification, which is an introduction to Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC). The 8-hour, self-paced e-learning course provides a visual introduction to the financial markets.
You can join a study group along with area professionals to prepare for the first level exam for CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). Earning the CFA charter demonstrates you have the knowledge, skills and experience needed for investment analysis and management in today’s dynamic global markets.
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides you with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.
If you acquire a cooperative work experience, which is essentially a full-time internship typically secured through Career Services, you can work with Jane Pettinger, email@example.com, to sign up for internship credits and fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement.
Dragon Consulting connects teams of the very best students with regional businesses. Over the course of 16 weeks of collaboration, you will apply your energy and talent to help solve cross-functional issues. For more information on participation visit the Center for Innovative Business Solutions.
The Dragon Investment Fund started as an investment club with donations from students, faculty and other interested individuals. Participating in Dragon Invest Fund will elevate your qualifications by giving you real world investment experience. You’ll learn a variety of investment strategies and results through actual investing. For more information visit the Dragon Investment Fund page.
Executive Mentorship is a 1-credit course offered each semester for juniors and seniors. You will be matched with a community executive to explore career choices, participate in networking opportunities and receive advice about transitioning from college to professional work. For more information and how to apply, visit the Executive Mentorship page.
If you are interested in doing research with a faculty member in the Paseka School of Business, please contact him or her directly. Research and/or publication fulfills the Experiential Learning requirement.
Internships are job openings with employers that acknowledge the benefit of putting your classroom learning to work in a business setting. Most of these opportunities are emailed to students in the related major; some are posted in Career Services. Internships vary from 1 to 12 credits. Visit the Internships page.
Job shadowing is a program where students will be matched with professionals in their career interest. You are responsible for contacting the executive to arrange mutually agreeable days and times for job shadowing. This program is still under development. For more information contact Jane Pettinger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Risk Management Association “Credit Analysis Competition” is a challenging competition that teams from MSUM have won the last two years.
Service Learning may be something that you have already done as a community member. If you have a significant level (equivalent to the work you put into one of your courses) of participation in a service activity, see Jane Pettinger about this activity fulfilling your Experiential Learning requirement. Visit the Service Learning page.
If one of your classes involves solving a problem or creating programs or strategies for an organization in our regional business community, this work can fulfill your Experiential Learning requirement. Work with your instructor in the course to acknowledge your participation in the project.
Each Spring semester, MSUM hosts a Student Academic Conference. We strongly encourage students to present research or other academic findings at this conference. Work with a faculty member in your area of study to advise and assist you for this conference. Visit the Student Academic Conference page.
The Paseka School of Business offers exchange opportunities for students who would like to study abroad. Whether you study abroad for a full semester or for a shorter trip, this will fulfill your experiential learning requirement.
For more information on any of these study abroad opportunities visit the MSUM Study Abroad office.