Field Trips

In conjunction with their classes, MSF students have had the opportunity to attend both on-campus and off-campus presentations by corporate executives and potential employers. In many cases these presentations are given by University of Illinois alumni!

These events are a valuable tool as they provide additional insight into the practical application of financial concepts and they allow students to evaluate potential employers and the various positions available to finance professionals.

Over the past few years MSF students have heard presentations by many companies either in the classroom or as part of a class field trip. Below is an incomplete list of presentations:

  • Anheuser Busch, St. Louis
  • Archer Daniel Midland Corporation, Decatur
  • Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Chicago
  • Bear Stearns, New York
  • Blackrock Financial, New York
  • Boeing, Chicago
  • Caterpillar, Peoria
  • Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago
  • Chicago Options Exchange, Chicago
  • CNA Surety Insurance Co., Chicago
  • Deutsche Bank, New York
  • The Delves Group
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Goldman Sachs, Chicago and New York
  • Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P., Chicago
  • Ibbotson Associates, Chicago
  • McDonalds Corporation, Chicago
  • Moody's KMV, Indiana
  • Morningstar, Chicago
  • Motorola Corporation, Chicago
  • New York Stock Exchange, New York
  • Pfizer, New York
  • Sara Lee Corporation, Chicago
  • Standard and Poor's, New York
  • Stern Stewart & Company, New York
  • Wal-Mart Corporation, Arkansas


Saint Louis


Chicago Board of Trade


New York Stock Exchange