The Asset Management pathway is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers in asset management. The pathway’s emphasis is on investing in publicly traded assets. Investments in private markets and real estate are the focus of the Venture Capital and Private Equity pathway
and the Real Estate pathway
. All three pathways emphasize a core set of valuation skills, and students with an interest in asset management are encouraged to explore courses in these other pathways.
A fundamental tenant of the Asset Management pathway is that good investors need to have a fundamental understanding of businesses and the markets and industries in which those businesses operate. Thus, successful investors need to know all aspects of the businesses and markets in which they invest.
A critical component of the pathway is its experiential learning course offerings, the Asset Management Practicum and the Asset Management Lab.
The Asset Management Practicum
is a sequence of courses in which the students manage long/short equity portfolios with total assets under management of $11 million. The students chose stocks to analyze and are responsible for trading, asset allocation, risk management and performance attribution.
The Asset Management Lab
is a course in which students are placed in asset management firms to work on a project selected by the firm. Students spend one to two days per week at the firm during the quarter.
Faculty sponsor: Robert Korajczyk