About the Asset Management Practicum

Students declaring a finance major may chose to follow the asset management track, a special set of courses offered by the Kellogg finance department. At the core of the asset management track is a yearlong experiential learning course sequence, the Asset Management Practicum (FINC 456, 457, 458, and 459). In the practicum — a for-credit course with limited enrollment — students manage a portfolio under the guidance of faculty from the finance and accounting departments. Currently, the portfolio’s value is Approximately $9 million.

Practicum students are responsible for analyzing individual investments, making asset allocation decisions, trading, risk monitoring, and performance evaluation. An integral part of the course is a series of guest lectures from industry leaders (see the Speakers tab for a list of scheduled and past speakers).

Currently the program focuses on a portfolio of equities (including long-only as well as long/short strategies).

In addition to enrolling in the practicum, asset management program students must register for a set of pre-requisite (2) and co-requisite (2) courses during the year-long practicum. A brochure describing the Practicum can be found here.

Syllabus for AMP I (FINC 456 — Spring 2018)

Syllabus for AMP II (FINC 457 — Autumn 2017)

Syllabus for AMP III (FINC 458 — Winter 2018)

Syllabus for AMP IV (FINC 459 — Spring 2018)

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