The master’s program in applied security analysis at the Wisconsin School of Business is both demanding and personalized, with significant emphasis on hands-on experience and meaningful interactions with industry professionals. Working in teams, students manage portfolios that hold, in aggregate, more than $50 million in equity and fixed income assets. Student teams have complete control over their portfolios and make regularly scheduled presentations about their investment strategies to a panel of professionals.
The depth and breadth of the alumni network is another distinctive feature of the Applied Security Analysis Program. The Stephen L. Hawk Center for Investment Analysis was founded in 1970, and as a result, we have a base of more than 600 alumni who hold industry positions across the globe. Our alumni are known for being extraordinarily supportive of students and graduates, and many are actively involved in the program as mentors, lecturers, and employers.
A favorable student-faculty ratio of 4-to-1 means that you’ll have direct contact with our highly accomplished faculty members. Some of your classes will be taught by industry practitioners, and guest speakers from leading firms join classes regularly for discussion and networking.
In order to help ensure your career success, we provide assistance in landing internships and full-time positions, working closely with a network of corporate partners.