Students in the Wisconsin MBA Program in applied security analysis find guidance and support from alumni and board members with a wide array of experience and specialties in investment research. In the first year, board members place a priority on mock interviews, mentoring, and enhancing your ability to explain your investment strategies to firms as part of your curriculum. Your second year will involve extensive interaction with financial leaders on the decisions you make when managing a multimillion-dollar fund as part of your capstone class. Alumni from firms across the country are regular in-class guest speakers and provide a vast support network, reinforced by annual meetings in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Chicago where you'll present your portfolio's performance. Applied security analysis students find guidance and an influential support network of leading professionals in their MBA program and their careers.

Brandon Jankowski

“The support of the alumni from the Wisconsin MBA Program in applied security analysis has far exceeded any of my expectations. I never thought I would get the opportunity to work with and learn from so many successful individuals in the investment management field while I was still in school. Whether it's being challenged on my investment decisions by our advisory board or just getting the opportunity to learn from and interact with our weekly speakers, my understanding of the investment business and how to be successful in this field has definitely been accelerated by our alumni base.”

— Brandon Jankowski, MBA
High Yield Corporate Bond Research Analyst, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Board Members