The mission of the Hawk Center for Applied Security Analysis is to deliver an investment program that follows the University's mission of teaching, research and outreach in both substance and spirit. Our role within the School of Business is to be the preeminent academic institution for applied investment education and, as such, help the school achieve top business school recognition.

Our objective is to offer talented and motivated students a unique opportunity to participate in a curriculum that emphasizes the application of modern investment theory to the management of real assets. Students, immersed in a rich, real-world investment environment, are expected to develop skills in teamwork, communication, research methods, analytical thinking, and portfolio management. By definition, this environment is dynamic. Teaching, mentoring, placement, admissions and the provision of financial support require the synergistic interaction of academicians and professionals. By the time students complete the investment program, they should be fully prepared for their first investment research position.

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