Asset Management Practicum :: Kellogg School of Management
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Finance 456: Asset Management Practicum I
Finance 457: Asset Management Practicum II
Finance 458: Asset Management Practicum III
Finance 459: Asset Management Practicum IV

Students enrolled in this sequence of courses manage a portion of the Kellogg School’s endowment. The courses combine investment theory with exposure to leading practitioners. Students will rotate across roles of industry analysts, traders, quantitative analysts, and portfolio managers. All students are required to take three full quarters of credit in the practicum. For students entering the Practicum in the spring quarter, this consists of FINC 456, plus two quarters from FINC 457, 458 and 459. Students completing the first three quarters of the practicum have the option of registering for the fourth quarter (FINC 459). For students entering the Practicum in the fall quarter, the requirement consists of FINC 457, 458, and 459.

Finance 456: Asset Management Practicum I

Prerequisites for 456: Permission of instructor;
FINC 431: Finance II or FINC 440: Accelerated Corporate Finance.

Co-requisites:

1) For their first quarter of the practicum, students must have taken or be simultaneously registered for one of the following classes: FINC 442: Financial Decisions; FINC 444: Value Investing; FINC 463: Security Analysis; FINC 477: Global Entrepreneurial Finance; ACCT 451 Financial Reporting and Analysis  (or have the requirement waived by Professor Vincent).

2) Before graduation: either FINC-950 (Capital Markets) or FINC-465 (Derivative Markets I).


Finance 457: Asset Management Practicum II
Prerequisites for 457: Permission of instructor; FINC 431: Finance II or FINC 440: Accelerated Corporate Finance.

Co-requisites:

1) For their first quarter of the practicum, students must have taken or be simultaneously registered for one of the following classes: FINC 442: Financial Decisions; FINC 444: Value Investing; FINC 463: Security Analysis; FINC 477: Global Entrepreneurial Finance; ACCT 451 Financial Reporting and Analysis  (or have the requirement waived by Professor Vincent).

2) Before graduation: either FINC-950 (Capital Markets) or FINC-465 (Derivative Markets I).


Finance 458: Asset Management Practicum III

Prerequisites for 458: Permission of instructor; FINC 431: Finance II or FINC 440: Accelerated Corporate Finance.

Co-requisites:

1) For their first quarter of the practicum, students must have taken or be simultaneously registered for one of the following classes: FINC 442: Financial Decisions; FINC 444: Value Investing; FINC 463: Security Analysis; FINC 477: Global Entrepreneurial Finance; ACCT 451 Financial Reporting and Analysis  (or have the requirement waived by Professor Vincent).

2) Before graduation: either FINC-950 (Capital Markets) or FINC-465 (Derivative Markets I).



Finance 459: Asset Management Practicum IV

Prerequisites for 459: Permission of instructor; FINC 431: Finance II or FINC 440: Accelerated Corporate Finance.

Co-requisites:

1) For their first quarter of the practicum, students must have taken or be simultaneously registered for one of the following classes: FINC 442: Financial Decisions; FINC 444: Value Investing; FINC 463: Security Analysis; FINC 477: Global Entrepreneurial Finance; ACCT 451 Financial Reporting and Analysis  (or have the requirement waived by Professor Vincent).

2) Before graduation: either FINC-950 (Capital Markets) or FINC-465 (Derivative Markets I).


Practicum students have access to a large array of analytical tools and data. The class includes training sessions on Bloomberg, Thomson One, FactSet, and MSCI/Barra.


Related Courses

Portfolio Management:     
FINC-460
FINC-950
 

Investments
Capital Markets

     
Equity/Firm Valuation:    

FINC-442
FINC-444
FINC-463
FINC-TBA

 

Financial Decisions
Value Investing
Security Analysis
Asset Management Lab

     
Fixed Income:    
FINC-451
FINC-464
  Money Markets and the Fed
Fixed Income Securities
     
Derivatives:    
FINC-465
FINC-467
FINC-483
  Derivative Markets I
Derivative Markets II
Advanced Derivatives
     
Venture Capital/Private Equity:
FINC-445
FINC-477
FINC-915
FINC-939
FINC-931
 
     
Tax Strategy:    
FINC-447     Financial Strategy and Tax Planning
     
Real Estate:    
FINC-454
  Real Estate Finance and Investments
FINC-4545A   Real Estate Finance and Investments II
     
Financial Reporting:    
ACCT-451
ACCT-452
  Financial Reporting and Analysis
Financial Reporting and Analysis II
     
Sales and Trading:    
FINC-461   Investment Banking
     
Macroeconomics:    
FINC-941   Macroeconomic Policy and Global Capital Markets
     
Statistical Methods/Financial Modeling:
FINC-488
FINC-940
OPNS-450-0
  Econometrics of Financial Markets
Financial Modeling for Leveraged Buyout Transactions
Analytical Decision Modeling on Spreadsheets
     

 

 
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