The program has had a successful placement track record and many alumni are well-known for their success in the investment field. The alumni work in investment positions at at least 250 firms around the world, which comprises a network of business leaders with investment expertise rivaled by few.

Recruiting Partners

Firm Location
American Century Kansas City
American Family Madison
Asset Management Investors, LLC Chicago
Bank of America- Merrill Lynch London
BlackRock Philadelphia
BMO Harris Milwaukee
Citigroup Buffalo
Columbia Wanger Asset Management Chicago
Craig-Hallum Capital Group Minneapolis
Credit Suisse New York
Fiduciary Management Milwaukee
Heartland Advisors Milwaukee
InView Investment Management Chicago
Keeley Asset Management Chicago
Langham Capital India
Madison Investment Advisors Madison
Mairs and Powers Fund Minneapolis
Manning & Napier Advisors Rochester, New York
Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Madison
MorningStar, Inc. Chicago
Nakoma Capital Management, LLC Madison
Petroleum & Resources Corporation Baltimore
State of Wisconsin Investment Board Madison
Stifel Nicolaus New York
Thornburg Investment Management Santa Fe
UBS Global Asset Management New York, Chicago
Victory Capital Management Cleveland, New York
Wasatch Advisors Salt Lake City
Wells Capital Management Boston


According to Morningstar data, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's graduate program ranked #6 in placement of investment professionals at Morningstar rated funds. This is evidence of the school's long and rich tradition of training investment managers.

Graduate Degrees of Investment Professionals at Morningstar Ranked Funds

Rank Count Graduate Studies Index
1 1 University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School 100
2 2 Harvard Business School 46
3 3 New York University - Stern School of Business 45
4 4 University of Chicago Graduate School of Business 40
5 5 Columbia Business School 35
6 6 University of Wisconsin - Madison 31
7 7 University of California at Los Angeles - Anderson School of Business 20
7 8 Stanford Graduate School of Business 20
9 9 Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Business 18
10 10 University of Virginia - Darden School of Management 17
11 11 University of Southern California 15
12 12 University of Michigan School of Business 12
12 13 Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management 12
12 14 Indiana University 12
15 15 Dartmouth College - Amos Tuck School of Business 11
15 16 MIT Sloan School of Management 11
15 17 Oxford University 11
18 18 University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business 9
18 19 Carnegie Mellon University 9
18 20 Duke University - Fuqua School 9
18 21 Cambridge University 9
18 22 University of Texas at Austin 9
23 23 University of Minnesota 8
24 24 University of Connecticut 7
24 25 Case Western Reserve University 7
Example   For every 100 investment managers that earned their graduate degrees from Wharton, 31 earned their degrees from UW-Madison.  

One key to future success is to maintain the essential elements that led to past success. To be sure, we must be innovative, as the academic environment and the markets evolve into the future. Finally, it is important to attract the right people into this investment program for the future.