Michigan Finance Scholars (MFS) Program

The Finance department at Central Michigan University is committed to establishing a path that takes ambitious and driven undergraduate students at the College of Business and prepares them for top finance careers in investment banking, corporate finance, asset management, consulting, commercial banking and other fields.  The goal of the program is two-pronged.  First, prepare our scholars to be well-qualified candidates to get top internships and entry-level positions in the finance industry.  Second, equip them with soft and hard skills to ensure continued success and growth in their careers.

Key Features

  • Monthly, 4-hour Saturday workshops with faculty to advance technical finance skills
    • Business case studies with Dr. Brad Taylor
    • Working with Dr. Jim Felton in the Bloomberg lab to make investment decisions for the student-managed $2 million fund
  • Campus visits by distinguished alumni and professionals
    • Visiting speakers
    • Brown bag lunches
    • Professional mentors
    • Preferred access to internships
  • Regular Wednesday morning seminars to prepare students to further develop their soft & hard skills
    • Excel workshops offered by industry professionals and alumni
    • Enhancing intrapersonal skills, improving Emotional Intelligence and workplace behavior offered by CMU’s career resource center
  • Additional assignments during winter/spring/summer breaks to solidify fundamental accounting and finance skills
  • Optional study sections and scholarships have been provided by the CFA Institute, for those students interested in taking the CFA level I. Students registered to take the CFA exam may receive credit for Independent Study, replacing an elective course requirement



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Luke Anderson
Major: Finance & Economics

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Blake Bachelor
Major: Finance & Management

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Shae Berghoefer
Major: Finance

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Jonathon Bork
Major: Finance & Accounting

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Mitch Brussel
Major: Finance

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Nicholas Clark

Major: Accounting
Minor: Computer Science

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Blake Eads
Major: Finance 
Minor: Accounting

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Allison Harrison
Major: Finance

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Austin Harvey
Major: Finance
Minor: Accounting
President of Central Finance Club

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Mitchell Kerkstra
Major: Finance

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Ghadah Moquim
Major: Finance
Minor: Information Systems

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Randy Osterman
Major: Finance
Minor: Economics

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Emily Telesco
Major: Finance 
Minor: Informations Systems

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Spencer Timm
Major: Finance 

Major: Finance & Accounting

Major: Finance 
Minor: Biology

Major: Finance 


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Ryan Andrews
Major: Finance 

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Jake Aymen
Major: Finance & Economics

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Sam Bodman
Major: Finance 
Minor: Mathematics, Professional Sales
, & Accounting

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Major: Finance 

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Andrew Kern
Major: Finance 
Minor: Accounting

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Tommy Lucas
Major: Finance 
Minor: Accounting

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Jack Poslajko
Major: Finance & Accounting

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Major: Finance & Accounting

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Damon Thompson
Major: Finance 
Minor: Accounting

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Jacob Chase
Major: Finance


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Adam Klaus
Major: Finance 
Minor: Accounting

Who Should Apply?

The Michigan Finance Scholars program admits 12-16 undergraduate students (mostly juniors).  The program is rigorous and seeks to identify the most ambitious and driven students.


Professor Max Dolinsky at