The Department of Finance will educate and train students and/or prospective managers in the theories and practices associated with the ownership and management of financial assets, the financial management of non-financial, and financial firms, and the creation of investment strategies that include all asset classes.  Instruction will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will include doctoral education.

The department will produce research that contributes to the body of knowledge in finance.  Concurrently, the finance department will support the programmatic needs of the college and the university and the educational needs of the community.

Capital Markets Lab

As a research facility dedicated to academic excellence, we aim to prepare students for today’s competitive job market. 

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The Department may offer credit for paid or unpaid part-time supervised work in a selected bank or other organization in the area of finance, upon prior approval by the chairman.

The goal of the internship program is to gain work experience in your field of interest and to help you confirm or re-shape your career goals. You will also develop specific work related skills that can enhance your marketability upon graduation. It will help you build your “network” of professional contacts for your future job search upon graduation. Finally, it will allow you to demonstrate your talents to a potential future employer. 

These internship opportunities are available via our College of Business Career Management Services department at the beginning of each fall, spring and summer semester. 

  • Requirements and eligibility for the credit internship course
    • Three (3) completed (with a C or above) courses in Finance
    • GPA 3.25 or above
    • If international student, completion of the ISSS workshop prior to start.
    • Need to complete a minimum of 135 hours during the entire semester. Can not withdraw before semester ends, even if hours are completed, unless arranged by sponsoring company and student.
    • 10 page report to be submitted at the end of the semester, and a time log. (See paper guidelines below).
    • Upon approval; students will need to obtain permit number from department, then register and pay course FIN 4941 or FIN 6943 if graduate.
    • This course can be used as your finance or business elective. You will earn a grade based on your 10-page paper and a performance evaluation from the company.

Contact Us

Florida International University
Department of Finance, College of Business

11200 S.W. 8th Street — RB 210
Miami, FL 33199-0001 

Phone: 305-348-2680
Email:Jessica Ugaz and/or Lili Sasso