Business & Finance

The Traub Careers in Business & Finance program was created in 2015 and is dedicated to coaching, advising, and preparing students for careers in finance, consulting, and general business. It is also the advisor to students seeking an innovative path to startups or as an entrepreneur. Students interested in these fields will explore industries and career opportunities, participate in dedicated programs to enhance their liberal arts education, prepare for how to successfully navigate interviews, and be well-prepared for internships and full-time positions.

Why Fintech Is Growing So Fast and How to Break Into This White-Hot Industry

The financial world is poised for disruption, and cutting edge technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) are just some of the moving pieces on this changing landscape.

Brian Hamilton is the founder and CEO of One, a fintech startup that …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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4 Attributes You Need to Get Hired by a Top Consulting Firm

As an MBA student aspiring to become a management consultant, specifically in the financial services industry, I had the opportunity to attend several information sessions organized by management consulting firms. In these sessions, management consulting firms showcased their organizational capabilities …

By Vibhu Sinha - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Defining the Path Forward for Executive Education

Well before the pandemic entered the picture, the concept of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) was fully integrated into the managerial lexicon. It is a tidy shorthand used to describe unpredictable circumstances. And if ever there was an era …

By HEC Paris - Ivy Exec
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Skill Building Courses

Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurship

Guy Kawasaki
In this interview-style course, author, entrepreneur, evangelist, and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki discusses a variety of topics centered on entrepreneurship.…

Consulting Foundations

Mike Figliuolo
View Mike’s LinkedIn Newsletter Consulting is a top-paying, high-growth career path that comes with benefits like being able to set…

Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Cert Prep: Domains 1–4

Jungwoo Ryoo
In the information age, companies need skilled professionals who can glean useful intelligence from troves of data. These data science…

Business Tax Foundations

Michael McDonald
Whether you’re a professional accountant or a manager at a small-sized firm, navigating business taxes can be intimidating. Business taxes…

Entrepreneurship Foundations

Kim Kaupe
View Kim’s LinkedIn Newsletter Join Kim Kaupe as she shares the steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Kim begins by…

Accounting Foundations: Internal Controls

Earl Stice
Knowingly—or unknowingly—reporting fraudulent information in your financial statements can lead to catastrophic consequences for your business. To prevent fraud, you…

Accounting Ethics

Ajay Pangarkar
For both public and private businesses, timely and accurate financial reports are a vital part of communicating your company’s health.…

Finance Foundations: Corporate Governance

Earl Stice
In this course, Jim and Kay Stice explore the foundations of corporate governance, including key aspects and considerations when creating…

FinOps Essentials for Cloud Deployments

David Linthicum
FinOps sits at the intersection of finance and cloud operations, where cross-functional teamwork is essential for success. When it comes…

Pitching to Investors

Jana Lee
Find out what angel investors and venture capital firms are looking for in this course by investor and entrepreneur Jana…

Business Analytics Foundations: Descriptive, Exploratory, and Explanatory Analytics

Kumaran Ponnambalam
Business analytics allows us to learn from the past and make better predictions for the future. There are three types…

Financial Accounting Part 2

Earl Stice
While their products and services may differ wildly, successful companies have at least one thing in common: they’re savvy with…

Excel PivotTables: Real-World Case Studies

Chris Dutton
Once you grasp the basics of Excel PivotTables, you’re ready to see how this powerful data analysis tool can add…

SAP Accounts Payable Boot Camp

Michael Management
Quickly learn how to manage accounts payable (AP) tasks in the SAP suite of enterprise software. Get acquainted with the…

Business Analytics: Marketing Data

The sales data at your organization can tell you more than how much revenue you earned. The information you’re generating…

Excel for Banking Professionals

Michael McDonald
Across the world of banking and finance, Excel is simply indispensable. This critical tool serves as a blank canvas for…

Business Analysis Foundations: Strategy Analysis

Laura Paton
Strategy analysis is one of the six major knowledge areas of business analysis, and practitioners must be able to incorporate…

Introduction to Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners

Candy Messer
When starting a business, you may not know what is required to account for your financial transactions—if you must register…

Excel 2007: Financial Analysis

Curt Frye
Numbers and financial data drives today’s business world and Excel 2007: Financial Analysis can help decode this information. The proper…

Taxes and Accounting for Music

Richard Stim
Most musicians count themselves lucky to make money at a career they love. But income means taxes, and taxes can…

Career & Exploration Guides


Newton Juhng

  • New York, New York
  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Healthcare A-CAP Management

Kim Karetsky

  • Founder & CEO KHK Leadership and Learning

Sean Legister

  • Alternative Product Specialist Goldman Sachs' Merchant Bank

Contact & Location


First Floor College Hall
155 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002