Graduate Finance Management Council

The Graduate Finance Management Council is focused on the needs and interests of graduate finance students. The dedicated GFMC members serve as program ambassadors, mentors and leaders for the MS Finance program. Their support is critical for program support and student success. Continuing students are encouraged to join and support the GFMC.

Are you considering getting your MS in Finance?

GFMC Ambassadors are happy to answer you questions, such as:

  • What is it like to be a student in the Master of Science in Finance program at UT Dallas?
  • How can students get involved at UT Dallas?
  • Would you like to know more?

We have ambassadors from many countries around the world. When you email an ambassador, feel free to specify an ambassador from a particular country or region, and we will do our best to connect you appropriately.

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An ambassador is ready to answer your questions.

Email an Ambassador or check the calendar for an upcoming chat session.

Email an Ambassador

The full roster of GFMC is available under the “About GFMC” tab.

Are you a new or continuing MS in Finance student?

GFMC Mentors are happy to answer you questions, such as:

  • Who should I contact about this?
  • Where can I find information on campus activities?
  • When should I start getting involved in campus organizations?
  • Did you sit for the CFA while taking classes? What problems did you face?
  • How can I meet other people?
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A mentors is ready to answer your questions.

Email your questions to MentorMSF@utdallas.edu or check the calendar for an upcoming Coffee Chat session.

Email a Mentor

The full roster of GFMC is available under the “About GFMC” tab.

Join Now

  • The Graduate Finance Management Council will assist the MS Finance program as Ambassadors for the program, Peer Mentors to new students and with other tasks as appropriate.
  • To apply, each candidate must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Minimum GPA of 3.20.
    • Minimum of 9 completed credit hours in the MS Finance program.
    • Must be able to actively serve on the GFMC for at least one long semester.
    • Complete the online application
    • Assist with MS Finance activities throughout the semester.

Dates to Remember:

  • Online Application link for new membership for Spring 2019 will be available in December.

Please note there are limited openings per semester for GFMC new membership. If you not selected in the current semester, you are encouraged to get involved and volunteer with other organizations in JSOM as well as apply again in a future semester.

GFMC members can be dismissed for any conduct unbecoming of a council member. The responsibility to serve with dignity and dedication is a requirement of membership in this organization.

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The Graduate Finance Management Council members serve as the leaders. Their projects include the following:

  • Plan and develop Coffee Chat sessions for new and continuing students
  • Plan and facilitate various program related events and workshops
  • Develop and coordinate information sessions for prospective students


Hui Zhi

Hui (Vivienne) Zhi


“If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.” –Chris Guillebeau

This is my second year in the MSF program, and I have developed sufficient familiarity with our program, our campus, and our city so as to offer our fellow classmates the help and support needed to reach out for resources and networking. With a strong sense of mission, I expect to introduce this program to prospective students, to serve my peers in the program, and to strengthen our bond via the program into future career and life.

Keerthana Kola

Keerthana Kola

Peer Mentor Coordinator

“The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning”–John Dewey

The MS in Finance program at UTD has given me the opportunity to learn with people of different cultures which gave me better interpersonal skills. The curriculum has equipped me with the required knowledge to step into the finance and risk management field with confidence. Currently in my final semester, I am always looking to help people in whichever way I can. Feel free to contact us via mentorMSF@utdallas.edu.

Salman Jasim

Salman Jasim

Student Ambassador Coordinator

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

I love that my role as an ambassador for the program enables me to equip prospective and current students with experiences and insights so that they can make a more informed decision and consequently have an enriching experience.

Xi Chen

Xi Chen

Social Media Coordinator

“If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”– Isaac Newton

GFMC is a great organization of sharing thoughts about career path and discussing about class selection with respect to different concentrations. Grouped with a team of outstanding students, we have learned problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as consulting experience. In addition, We invite professionals and hold workshop regularly to assist students with necessary financial skills in the industry and advice for career path