The Skyhawk Investment Group is a team of talented Stonehill College students selected to participate in a year-long, comprehensive, academic and professional development course of study managed by the Finance program
in the Meehan School of Business. Student participants are charged with the management of the Mary Herlihy Opportunity Fund.
SCIFI's Skyhawk Investment Group program is a year-long, two course of study and more. The program is designed to enhance the critical thinking and financial analytical skills of participants through hands-on academic and security analysis experience. It combines an interesting and challenging course of study with internships, mentoring and the management of real-money to represent a truly differentiated learning experience for Stonehill students.
Participation starts with a variety of summer reading and modeling assignments, learning about the Opportunity Fund portfolio and a 3-day Advanced Skills Workshop in August to facilitate responsibility for the portfolio and interview preparation for internship and post graduate positions.
Student participant coursework includes:
•BUS 432 - Applied Research & Portfolio Management (fall) 4 credits
•BUS 430 - Special Topics - Behavioral Finance (spring) 4 credits
Why should it interest me?
While finance, economics and accounting majors may find the coursework familiar, any student interested in the capital markets, public financial policy, global economics and a better understanding of the value of things, may be interested in seeking admission.
The Skyhawk Investment Group program is not for everyone. There is always something to do. And everyday there is something new to consider. Students that get the most out of the program expect the best from themselves and the students around them. It takes real commitment to be part of a great team that wants to get the most from their Stonehill educational experience.
Skyhawk Investment Group alumni have graduated to positions in Investment Banking, Sell-side Research, Buy-side Research, Risk Management, Commercial Lending, Consulting, Big-Four Accounting, Corporate Finance multi-year training programs, Wealth Management, and to other interesting and dynamic career opportunities.
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How do I prepare and when should I apply?
Applicants are required to successfully complete three courses before being admitted into SCIFI:
BUS203 - Financial Accounting (Business Core)
BUS320 - Corporate Finance (Business Core)
BUS327 - Investments (Finance Major Requirement)
Students seeking to get the most from the program can complete this coursework by end of sophomore year, applying for admission as juniors. These students gain competitive advantage in interviewing for higher profile banking and investment internships. Juniors also have the option of staying in the fund management part of the program for senior year, developing important leadership and mentoring skills. Students interested in studying abroad or the other study-away programs that the College offers may do so in junior year and can then apply for participation for senior year.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis starting in January and ending by mid-April. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as admission will be limited.
As a Skyhawk Investment Group member,
do we really manage "real money"?
Simply, yes you do. You are part of a team of students that manage the Mary Herlihy Opportunity Fund. Each year the team reviews the fund's Investment Policy Statement, makes all buy and sell decisions, and evaluates each others recommendations and modeling efforts.
Founded in September 2013, the SCIFI Mary Herlihy Opportunity Fund was established through a generous bequest by Mary Herlihy, wife of the late William T. Herlihy, a member of the inaugural class of 1952 and lifelong benefactor to Stonehill College. The Fund is a student-run equity portfolio designed to provide program participants with hands-on equity research, analysis and portfolio management experience. Special thanks are extended to Eastern Bank and Stonehill College alumni for additional founding contributions to the Fund and the SCIFI program.