SMIF is a two-semester experiential course in which a select group of Bucknell seniors manages approximately $850,000 of Bucknell's endowment. Co-directed by Prof. Robert Needham, an outstanding teacher, and Prof. David Jensen, previous winner of the University's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, the course exposes students to the intellectual and practical challenges of running a small investment company.Learn more
Bucknell professor David Jensen, and students Zach Schattner and Annie Dean, are featured in this CNBC video about the Student Mangage Investment Fund.
The reason I am an accounting major is because a professor approached me outside of class and told me that he thought I had a lot of potential. From there on out I've always felt comfortable approaching professors, asking them questions, and they've felt comfortable with me, inviting me and my fellow classmates to their homes, introducing their families.Read more
This isn’t your grandfather’s economy. Our program in accounting and finance is rooted in our liberal arts core to help you make ethical, informed judgments.
Regulations and economics governing accounting and financial services are changing constantly, and investors have more questions than ever. You'll need more than a grasp of the rules and analytic tools to succeed in the marketplace of tomorrow - you'll need to understand the economic and political environment where important financial decisions are made. You'll get that in our program.
Leaders must ensure that their organizations use capital efficiently and responsibly, yet they face a shifting economic, political, and regulatory landscape. To succeed, accountants and financial services professionals must have a firm grasp on the analytical tools and conventions of their trade. But they must also understand the broader context in which financial transactions occur and make decisions under conditions of varying uncertainty. Bucknell's Accounting and Financial Management program blurs the lines between accounting and finance. Students learn accounting standards, but they also understand the context in which standards emerge and continue to evolve. They learn the conventions of financial analysis, but they also learn to apply these conventions with integrity and sound judgment.
We are all scholars here. We have a duty to our profession, our society, and our students to engage in scholarship as a life-long search for new answers to intellectually vital questions. By our example as scholars, we teach our students the importance of an abiding curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
Students come first. We base every decision on what is best for our students, and though reasonable people disagree about what is "best," we do not accept decisions premised on any lesser standard.
The right to be authentic. We believe in allowing each faculty member the autonomy to express their uniqueness as teachers, scholars, and community members. The interplay among these diverse perspectives, rather than any one best model of pedagogy or scholarship, promotes learning, passion, and innovation.
Truly professional education. We are committed to our students' professional development. We define "professional" broadly to include technical competence, intellectual depth, and moral development. The truly professional manager is not constrained by narrow conventions but understands organizations, has the skills and creativity to lead them, and thinks deeply and responsibly about their impact on society.
Leave room for community. Even in our autonomy, we are responsible to each other, to help each other achieve our professional goals and to work together in common cause. We value the fundamental trust and easy collegiality that we share.
A two-semester experiential course in which a select group of Bucknell seniors manages approximately $1.6 million of Bucknell's endowment. Co-directed by Prof. Robert Needham and Prof. David Jensen, the course exposes students to the intellectual and practical challenges of running a small investment company.
Internships provide management and accounting students with real-world business experience, professional development and networking benefits. Bucknell's Career Development Center helps students identify and apply for internships. Recently, students have interned with Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs Operations, Merrill Lynch.
Management and accounting majors often enhance their studies by spending a summer, semester or year abroad through one of Bucknell's own "in" programs or through one of many approved programs around the world. Recently, management and accounting majors have studied in Florence, Milan, Prague, Spain and Vienna.
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