A hands-on experiential learning opportunity for finance students interested in understanding the investment process.
The College of Business and Economics offers a 3-unit finance elective course called FIN 425, or the Student Investment Fund. This program provides finance students the opportunity to manage real money in an actual investment fund by applying analytical skills to make their own investment decisions and recommendations. This faculty-directed, student-run course exposes students to the investment management process, including the collection of metrics for publicly traded companies, the usage of professional investment platforms and software, the application of model-driven analysis, the creation of analyst reports, and the presentation of investment recommendations to a board of directors. The Student Investment Fund offers students hoping to immerse themselves in the world of finance further the unique chance to blend theoretical knowledge with real-world application, providing them with the valuable experience of being a financial analyst and preparing them for a fruitful career in investment decision-making.
"The Student Investment Fund teaches students about the importance of giving back and sharing success. Each year, a percentage of the fund’s net assets are distributed back to students in the form of scholarships." -