Student Competitions


Chartered Financial Analyst Research Challenge

The CFA Research Challenge is an international competition with over 800 participating universities. A team of students generates an analyst report in a competition with regional universities with the winner advancing to the national and global competition.  Our team of MS-FIN students advanced to the regional finals the last two years and the national competition in Toronto in 2013.


Institutional Investor All-America Student Analyst Competition

Students use a cloud-based, simulated trading platform to design and manage a portfolio based on a universe of pre-approved U.S securities

Students will have the opportunity to back-up their recommendations with written materials that become part of their personal investing track record

Students will have the performance of their portfolios evaluated at the end of the competition based on purely quantitative metrics including standard  deviation of returns, alpha generation and statistical analysis of their balance sheet decisions



This is a case study competition centered on a fictitious business scenario.  Teams will act as if they are an investment banking firm and make a pitch to a panel of judges who will determine which firm should be “hired.”