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Professional Program in Finance (PPF)

professional program in finance

The Professional Program in Finance (PPF) is designed for exceptional undergraduate finance students within the Jindal School of Management who are interested in pursuing top-flight careers in finance. The purpose of the PPF is to prepare these top students, through mastery of technical and professional skills, to perform at the highest levels in the most dynamic and attractive jobs in the market.

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PPF Benefits to Students

  • Exclusive access to top jobs, internships, and networking opportunities
  • Development of functional skills that translate directly to job placement and career success
  • One-on-one mentorship from the PPF Director and experienced industry professionals
  • Be a part of a highly motivated, high performing group of students

PPF Benefits to Employers

  • Direct access to UTD’s top finance students
  • Streamlined recruitment process; all PPF students are pre-vetted for potential roles based on qualifications and overall fit
  • Opportunities to engage with students and develop a lasting presence at UTD

PPF Process Timeline

  • Online applications open: August 19th
  • Online applications deadline: September 6th
  • In-Person Interviews: Will be communicated directly to selected students

If you are interested in joining the program or would like to find out how you can recruit the top finance students from the PPF, please contact Alex Treece.

Alex Treece Director, Professional Program in Finance
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Please note that satisfaction of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the PPF program, which is based on both quantitative and qualitative factors.

  • Minimum sophomore standing (a sophomore is a student who has successfully completed at least 30 hours). Maximum junior standing.
    • As of fall 2019, if you are scheduled to graduate from fall 2020 to spring 2022, you are eligible.
  • Minimum of 6 graded hours at UTD or another 4-year college
  • Selected applicants will go through one in-person interview with the PPF director, which will determine final acceptance into the program.
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