Regular contact with industry practitioners and leaders in the investment community provides you with insights into the profession, networking opportunities, and sound career advice.
The program incorporates classes taught by actual practitioners who have extensive experience as investment managers. In these classes, you will develop analytical and communication skills, as instructors provide individual critiques of your models and reports.
Guest speakers visit the program on most Fridays to share their experiences, discuss industry issues and trends, and answer your questions. Class speakers have represented firms such as Fidelity Management & Research Company, Fiduciary Management, Northwestern Mutual, OppenheimerFunds, Robert W. Baird & Co., T. Rowe Price, Waddell & Reed, and Wells Capital Management.
Students in the Applied Security Analysis Program can also choose to experience two important financial centers firsthand. In an optional trip over the winter break, Wisconsin M.S. in Finance and MBA students visit leading investment firms in New York City and Boston. The trip provides an insider’s look at the various types of firms and careers that exist within the investment profession, as well as an opportunity to network with Wisconsin alumni and other professionals. Some of the travel costs are subsidized by the Hawk Center.