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Why Machine Learning is the Gold Standard for Finance: A Nicholas Center Student Perspective

March 21, 2019

[Caleb White is a first year MBA student at the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business.  Caleb utilized one of his electives to take a new course …

MBA Student Spotlight: Mary Roberts & the Nicholas Center's Value Proposition

March 1, 2019

This article profiles Mary Roberts (1st year MBA student), who will be interning this summer as an Equity Research Associate at Bank of America in New York City. The Nicholas Center’s Growth Mindset The Nicholas …

Nicholas Center Speaker Series Cara Lombardo (Wall Street Journal Reporter) on Activist Investing

February 21, 2019

We continued our Nicholas Center Speaker Series this week by hosting Cara Lombardo for a discussion on activist investing.  This was a fascinating discussion with a special mix of an inherently interesting topic and a …

Nicholas Center MBA Students Reach Finals of the National Investment Banking Competition

February 14, 2019

We are pleased to announce that a team of Nicholas Center MBA students has reached the finals of the National Investment Banking Competition (“NIBC”).  The NIBC is the first and largest international investment banking case …

UW-Madison Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Publication: Top Student Perspectives

February 7, 2019

We are pleased to announce our first publication in the blockchain and cryptocurrencies space – Top Student Perspectives on Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies.  This publication highlights the best research papers from our first class on blockchain and …

Nicholas Center Analysis: Modeling Impacts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

February 5, 2019

The Nicholas Center seeks to provide educational resources for current finance topics, and one of the areas we have been studying recently is the impact of the new tax reform bill on financial modeling.      …

Team Badger Capital

February 4, 2019

On February 1st, six teams from the Nicholas Center competed against each other for the right to represent the Wisconsin School of Business in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) investment banking case competition. The …

Our Visit With Peruvian Economist Hernando de Soto

January 29, 2019

A few weeks ago, I attended the MBA global trip to Peru, and our group had the privilege of visiting world-renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto.  Mr. de Soto hosted us at his home office …

Finance Books We Read Over Winter Break

January 15, 2019

Winter break is for catching up on books that we wish we had read.  Our favorites from this winter include: Bad Blood:  Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup  by John Carreyrou Our Rating: …

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