The Fischer-Shain Center for Financial Services is a doorway into the financial services industry for students at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. The Center aims to establish a strong presence in regional and national financial service markets through the support of a new financial services concentration and engagement of industry speakers in the classroom. With student professional organizations and production of research, the Center can inform practice in the financial services industry.
The Center will identify students to participate in the CSBS community banking case study competition, which provides students with an engaging, experiential learning opportunity with a local community bank.
The Center is inviting financial services industry professionals to speak in the classroom and at student professional organization meetings. These speakers add a practice dimension to complement the concepts that they are learning in the classroom
The Center will be partnering with RMA to host annual practice-oriented conferences on cutting-edge issues. The Center is also using RMA resource for course material and data for faculty research.
The Center will sponsor an annual conference that focuses on topical areas in financial services. These conferences should create networking opportunities for students, generate research ideas for faculty and promote collaboration between members of the Temple community and other academic and industry centers.
To stimulate high-quality, industry-relevant research, the Center will sponsor grants for research projects. The goal is to create a stream of research that can be both rigorous and practical and appeal to academic journals and industry practitioners.
Students in Temple University undergraduate programs who are interested in careers in the financial services industry are eligible for Fischer-Shain Scholarships of up to $2000/semester. Preference for awards will be given to students interested in careers in the commercial banking industry after graduation.