About Us

The purpose of the HPS Center for Financial Excellence is to provide innovative student programming that produces high-caliber graduates for careers in finance, especially in the areas of investment and wealth management, commercial and investment banking, real estate, and capital markets.

HPS Center for Financial Excellence


Speakers & Initiatives

  • Investment Management Academy Scholars Program
  • Wealth Management Program
  • Corporate guest speakers
  • Wall Street on Campus 


  • Kapnick Foundation Endowed JD/MBA Scholarship
  • HPS Academy Scholarship  

Career Support

  • Internship opportunities
  • HPS mentorship program 
  • Professional exam preparation
  • Travel

Technical Skills Bootcamps


  • Accounting bootcamp
  • Beginner financial modeling
  • Advance financial modeling
  • Understanding capital markets
  • Bloomberg terminal training
  • Assessment financial statements

Soft Skills Workshops


  • Interview prep
  • Resume bootcamp
  • Email etiquette
  • Presentation skills
  • Networking

Experiential Learning

Wall Street on Campus: This is an interactive experience with professionals from leading financial services firms. This annual financial education seminar exposes students at Howard University and nearby colleges and universities to practical knowledge and Insights on financial strategies from practitioners and provides them with information about careers in financial services.

Presenting firms have included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and HPS partners.

The seminars cover a wide range of applied finance topics, such as institutional investment management, wealth management, banking and other careers in the financial services sectors.

Students sitting around a conference table at HPS Center for Financial Excellence.
Students sitting around a conference table at HPS Center for Financial Excellence.

Affiliated Student Groups

Howard University Investment Group (HUIG)

Howard University Investment Group (HUIG)

Howard Finance & Investment Club

Howard University Finance and Investment Club (HUFIC)

Scholars of Finance

Scholars of Finance

Black Venture Capitalist Club

Black Venture Capitalist Club

Howard Real Estate Club

Real Estate Club

Howard University Consulting Club

Howard University Consulting Group


Year end gala

The Center for Financial Excellence will be hosting a year end gala in the Blackburn Center.

April 27, 2023|


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Meet the Team

Dr. Curtis Kidd TelemaqueDirector & Adjunct Professor
Dr. Cheryl EvansAssociate Director
Ms. Roi BlackwellStudent Engagement Manager
Mr. Alex PianimCommunity Engagement Manager
Alumni advisory groupThe HPS-CFE Governance Council (CFEGC)

Contact Us!

For more information, please contact us at  HPS-CFE@howard.edu.

Contact Information
Howard University School of Business
2600 6th St NW. Room 568
Washington, D.C. 20059
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