Center for Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance
Our newly-designed Center for Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance (CEEF) provides introductory and advanced courses for students along with the opportunity to apply foundation concepts to explore and learn real-world critical thinking skills in entrepreneuship, economics and finance.
Students taking WMA’s Finance courses will learn key financial concepts, investment tools and the foundations to building an investment portfolio, all while increasing their knowledge in financial literacy and global economics.
Entrepreneurship courses teach students how to think and act like entrepreneurs. Through their coursework, they will plan, implement and evaluate real programs including for profit and non-profit organizations.
Students enrolled in CEEF courses will utilize the state-of-the-art Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center, as well as WMA’s computer lab to embark on active research and gain trading experience in their journey to understanding the global financial environment. WMA’s showcase facility houses 16 computer stations with monitor displays, two 65-inch LCD monitors, LED dynamic stock ticker, StockTrack market simulation software and Morningstar™ Financial Data, as well as video conferencing capabilities.
I came into Wilbraham Monson as purely a C student my freshman year. I left on the honor roll thanks to the mentorship of Mrs. Hsiao and Jim Irzyk. I won the Evelyne Barber prize for finance and entrepreneurship my senior year. Countless faculty members at WMA elevated me as a student and allowed me to thrive.
- John Tierney '15
Leadership and Extracurricular Opportunities
The Finance, Entrepreneurship & Business Society (FEB) is a student-run organization which promotes financial literacy, business, economics and entrepreneurship among students, faculty and members of WMA and the local community.
Students attending WMA also have opportunities to attend speaker series, visit colleges and university programs and participate in business and finance competitions.