Is a Career in Investing Right for You?

Are you interested in pursuing a career in investment analysis and asset management? Discover opportunities for you to pursue this goal by applying for enrollment in specialized classes taught by investment professionals.

Our final info session was held on Monday, January 23.  Please contact Cara Scadden at cara.scadden@wisc.edu if you have any questions or would like a copy of the presentation. 

FIN 365 - Applied Equity Market Research Class

This two-semester class (3 credits each semester, Finance elective) is targeted at Juniors and Seniors interested in a career in investment management. The class is taught by 2-3 successful hedge fund managers and includes access to many data services to improve the research you produce.

Class focus: business model analysis, valuation approaches, and preparing a professional quality stock pitch.

Timeline: You must apply for instructor permission to take this class during the application window of your Sophomore or Junior year.

MS in Finance: Applied Security Analysis

The Wisconsin MS in Finance: Applied Security Analysis is designed to prepare students for a career in investment research and portfolio management. This graduate degree is a two-year program beginning your Senior year and only offered to Finance BBA students at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Timeline: You must apply for instructor permission to take this class during the application window of your Junior year.

Full program details are available here.

Applying to these Programs

Interested students should apply during their Sophomore and Junior years. The same application is used for both FIN365 and the MS in Finance.

Please direct all questions about either of these opportunities or the application process to Cara Scadden (cara.scadden@wisc.edu).