The King's College

Meraki Honors Program in Finance

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Study Finance in the Heart of The Financial District in New York City

The Meraki Program is an intensive and highly selective program designed for top Christian students from across the United States with a passion for finance and plans to pursue a career in New York City upon graduation. The program combines a financial internship at a top NYC firm, with field trips to key financial institutions, a Christian mentor for each student, and a college class on Faith and Finance. The class will discuss ways that the Christian faith intersects with Finance and the Financial Services industry in NYC.

About The Program
3-Credit Faith & Finance Class

The 10-week course will introduce students to different financial institutions and their roles in the marketplace. Students will hear from leading Christian practitioners, and discuss how Biblical principles are applicable to everyday operations at each type of institution.

6-9 Credit Internship

Students will spend 30 hours per week working in finance at a leading firm in NYC. Upon acceptance into the program students will interview via video conference with companies for placement. Internships available include Investment Banking, Private Equity, Hedge Fund / Family Office, Office of the CFO, and others. Students will be expected to complete related assignments and papers to receive course credit.

Mentorship

Students will be assigned a Christian mentor to meet with regularly throughout the term. We have chosen mentors who have demonstrated a commitment and dedication to their faith while navigating long hours at work and pursuing a challenging financial career.

Program Leadership
Michael Hrynuik

Michael Hrynuik
Director of Meraki Honors Program in Finance
Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics

Michael Hrynuik is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics at The King’s College in New York City. Prior to joining King’s, Michael worked as an Investment Banker specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets. He has helped over 150 companies raise close to $100 billion in equity and advised Fortune 500 companies on both domestic and cross-border acquisitions and joint-ventures.

Michael earned his MBA from Yale University and his BComm from the University of Calgary.

Admissions

To be considered for admission to the program, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50, have a B+ in calculus, and either be enrolled in or have completed a college class in accounting. The program is designed for students who will have completed their sophomore year prior to the summer of 2019. If you meet these criteria, please complete the application form below.

Step 1: Apply
Step 2: Submit Official College Transcript

Applicant must send sealed official college transcript to:
Office of NYCS Admissions
The King’s College
56 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Step 3: Submit Resume

A current resume is required and may be uploaded when submitting the application or emailed to faithandfinance@tkc.edu.

Step 4: Submit Essay

A maximum 500-word essay is required and may be uploaded when submitting the application or emailed to faithandfinance@tkc.edu.

The essay should address the following: Is a career in finance at odds with the Christian faith? How do you reconcile the issues and why is this the correct field for you?

Step 5: Submit Nomination

Students must be nominated by a professor or faculty member at their current college who can attest to the student’s character, academic ability, and potential for success. The applicant will provide the nominator’s name and email address in the application and the nominator will receive an automated request to submit the nomination.

Step 6: Submit Pastoral Reference

Students must submit a reference letter from a pastor or church leader who can attest to the student’s commitment to the Christian faith. The applicant will provide a name and email address in the application and the reference provider will receive an automated request to submit the reference.

Step 7: Submit Video

Students must submit a 2-minute video discussing the applicant’s background, ambitions, and why they are a good fit for the program.

Step 8: Pay Enrollment Deposit

Upon admittance to the program, submit your $1,000 enrollment deposit.

Investment

Tuition and housing for the 10-week period will cost $10,500. This cost will be partially offset by income earned from the internship and by grants starting at $2,500 per student. Students will be advised of their grant at the time of their acceptance into the program. Housing will be in The King’s College student housing in downtown Manhattan on Greenwich Street.

Calendar

SUMMER 2019

  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Program Acceptance Date: December 15, 2018
  • Program Begins: Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Program Ends: Friday, August 2, 2019
Contact Us

Questions? Email us at faithandfinance@tkc.edu or call (917) 885-1174 about the Meraki Honors Program in Finance and learn more.