Designing A Transformational Financial Modeling Course
Oliver Schnusenberg, Ph.D., CFP, BFATM

Both employers and accrediting agencies view workplace readiness as essential in preparing students for their careers. This article discusses a financial modeling course which drastically enhances students’ critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, communication skills, and teamwork. This is accomplished through a unique mix of in-class presentations by students utilizing industry data to illustrate topics, constructive peer criticism, and competitive company projects. As evidenced by the hiring of several graduates immediately after graduation by the companies they worked with throughout the course, the course provides students with the necessary skills to succeed. Importantly, while the course setup is innovative, it is not unique and can easily be replicated/designed in other disciplines and universities.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v12n1a4