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Financial
Public Company Financials
These resources provide the companies' financial disclosures and reports showing further analysis.

  • Thomson ONE: Financial comps, SEC filings, investment bank reports
  • Mergent: SEC filings, 15 years of financials, annual reports, create comparison reports

Private Company Ratios
Since private company financials are not disclosed, ratios can provide a benchmark for comparison and sizing the market.

  •  eStatement Studies: Financial ratio benchmarks for private companies by region and company size segments

News
  • BizJournals : Local business news and in-depth analysis from 40 business journals titles from around the U.S. Best for finding information on smaller private companies.
  • Business Source Complete : Journal, trade publication and magazine articles covering all aspects of business.
  • Factiva : Newspapers and trade publications from around the world - includes the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. LImit to local newspapers to find informaiton on private companies.
  • FT.com:  Create your McCombs account to get FT.com content on your devices.
Resume writing and interview prep
Use search box below to look for books and ebooks on resume writing and interview preparation.

Simple and broad searches work best: interview questions, resume.
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Career Resources
  • MSF Career ServicesCareer advising and workshops, assistance with resumes and cover letters, and information about recruiting events.
Find Companies
  • ReferenceUSA : Helps you create company lists that fit your career criteria.  Here is a video detailing how to make a custom company list using ReferenceUSA.  ReferenceUSA also contains job postings from Indeed.com.
  • Uniworld Online : Contains directory information for foreign companies operating in the US and American companies operating abroad.
  • Book of Lists : BizJournals' Book of Lists provides lists of top companies by city, according to different criteria.  This is a good resource if you're looking in a specific city.
  • Mergent : Advanced international company search.  Here is a video that will show you how to make custom lists of companies by industry and country.
  • Capital IQ: Screen for companies based on 100s of items, view top companies in an industry.   MSF student have access to Capital IQ in the FTTC lab.
Industry Overviews
Industry overviews are great for interview preparation.  These resources will help you find competitors, industry news, recent mergers & aquisitions, and more.
  • MarketLine Advantage : Includes detailed company and industry reports with analyses of company strengths and weaknesses.
  • IBISWorld:  Contains industry reports with key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecase performance, major industry participants, and more.  
  • Thomson ONE : Company overviews, news, financials, comparables, and investment bank reports. You must use Internet Explorer.  Here is a video explaining how to find investment bank reports in Thomson ONE:
Finance
Databases
  • Private Equity Info: Database of private equity firms, their investment interests, portfolio companies, and professional biographies. Also includes directories of Hedge Funds, Mezzanine Investors, M&A Advisory firms and more.
  • Thomson ONE: Database includes recent M&A activity as well as latest investment bank deals.  Learn how to locate deal activity in Thomson ONE:
Websites
  • CFA Institute: Certified Financial Analyst Institute offers membership directory and career resources to members.
Books
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Databases
  • Private Equity Info: Database of private equity firms, their investment interests, portfolio companies, and professional biographies. Search private equity firms by acquisition criteria and industries of investment interest. Keyword search biographies of PE professionals. Search the business descriptions of portfolio companies.
WebsitesBooks
Real Estate
Databases
  • Private Equity Info: In addition to the Private Equity database, Private Equity Info also includes a database of over 700 Institutional Real Estate Investors that you can search by location and/or investment focus.
Websites
Books
  • Plunkett's Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac: Provides detailed trends analysis and statistics of all facets of the real estate and construction industry, including architecture, engineering, hotels, housing, property management, finance, operations, mortgages, REITs, brokerage, construction and property development. Includes profiles of over top global 400 firms, public and private.
Consulting
Websites
  • Association of Management Consulting Firms: Oldest and largest organization that represents management consulting firms. Twenty percent of members are international. ACMF members employ over 55,000 management consultants in over 100 countries. A list of these members can be found on this site.
  • Consulting Magazine: Contains breaking news about consulting firms as well as information about consulting careers. It provides rankings for best firms to work.
Books/eBooks
  • Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory: Guide to more than 26,000 firms and individuals in the field of consulting. Contains the following indexes: geographic, consulting activities, and consulting firms.
  • Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac: Contains trends, industry trends analysis, statistical tables and an industry glossary. One page profiles of over 250 top consulting industry firms, including addresses, phone numbers and executive names. Library eBook.
Non-Profits/CSR
Websites
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: A top news source for non-profits; also contains job postings.
  • Foundation Center: A comprehensive database of U.S. grantmakers. Follow link to PND and then to Jobs.
  • GuideStar.org: Contains information on over 1.7 million nonprofits.
  • Corporate Responsibility Officer: This site contains links to Corporate Responsibility Reports from major U.S. and international firms.
  • Sustainable Business: Contains a list of the world’s top 20 sustainable business stocks selected by leading sustainability stock analysts, news about sustainable businesses, and job listings.
  • The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World: These companies were selected by Corporate Knights Inc and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors based on their ability to manage environmental, social, and governance factors impacting their business.
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes: Global indexes for tracking financial performance of sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
  • CorpWatch: Monitors companies in various industries to advocate for corporate responsibility.
Books