Carnegie Mellon University

MSCF Corporate Partnerships

Through a wide variety of targeted engagement opportunities, companies can benefit from strategic corporate partnerships with MSCF that will advance the company's goals and enhance the student experience.

Capstone Partnerships

Sponsoring a project for the MSCF Machine Learning Capstone Project Course is a special opportunity to partner with the next generation of quantitative finance talent. The course itself builds on concepts and skills taught in MSCF’s five-course data science curriculum. Second-year MSCF students work as teams on data mining, modeling and visualization techniques along with statistical and machine learning methods to address real-world challenges corporate sponsors select in coordination with faculty. Projects run for 14-weeks, concluding with a final report and presentation to company sponsors. 2020 sponsors included major companies including Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Citi, PNC and Voya, as well as growing companies such as Secor-AM, Fora Capital and  Light Sky Macro. 

Student and Alumni Activities and Fellowships

Today's students are tomorrow's employees, managers, researchers, and executives. Engage with top talent by sponsoring fellowships, student competitions, career treks, clubs and club events. Sponsor opportunities are also available for our speaker series, alumni networking events and fireside chats.

Sponsored Research

In our increasingly global world, valuable innovation arises both within and outside a company, and research universities like Carnegie Mellon University have become major partners for innovation with industry. One of the many ways companies can work with CMU is through sponsored research projects, which involve engaging company research efforts with CMU researchers and students. Companies might partner on their research efforts for a variety of reasons. They may wish to make the best use of limited corporate resources, or to take advantage of unique research facilities, or to engage faculty and students in questions that will impact the future of the world. As a major research university, CMU receives a significant portion of its funding from organizations that directly engage in sponsored research projects. Usually awarded upon submission and evaluation of a proposal, sponsored projects typically include a statement of work, a budget, and terms for the disposition of resulting tangible and intangible property.