About the Asset Management Practicum

Students interested in asset management may chose to follow the Asset Management Pathway, a special set of courses offered by the Kellogg finance department. At the core of the Asset Management Pathway is an  experiential learning course sequence, the Asset Management Practicum (FINC 456, 457, and 458). Students enroll in the Practicum for a minimum of 2 quarters and a maximum of 4 quarters.  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 $17 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).

Syllabus for AMP - Spring (FINC 456 — Spring 2020)

Syllabus for AMP - Fall (FINC 457 — Autumn 2020)

Syllabus for AMP - Winter (FINC 458 — Winter 2021)   

Also see Kellogg's Pathways in: Asset Management; Real Estate; Venture Capital and Private Equity

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