Finance Students

Carlson Funds Enterprise

Real funds, real students, real results

The Carlson Funds Enterprise (CFE) allows MBA and undergraduate finance students the opportunity to manage approximately $35 million of real investment money. Guided by two professional directors and two academic advisors, student participants take total control of the money management process. Not only does the program allow students to learn about real-word investment management, but participants are able to earn competitive returns as well.

Meet the Analysts

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The Funds Enterprise is comprised of 35 MBA and undergraduate students, all with diverse strengths and backgrounds.

View our Portfolio Performance

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With nearly $38 million in assets under management, the Funds Enterprise's investment methodology has proven to be very successful.

View the performance of our Growth Fund and Fixed Income Fund

Carlson Funds Enterprise Prerequisites

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Students interested in joining the Funds Enterprise should review recommended and required classes prior to applying so that they are fully informed and prepared.

Fellowship Fund

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The Fellowship Fund allows the Funds Enterprise to attract and recruit high-caliber students by providing 2-3 partial scholarships to MBA students accepted to the Carlson School.

Contribute to the Fund and give the gift of education today!

CFA Partnership

CFA Institute

In 2009, the Carlson School became one of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute's Program Parners. The CFE is proud to be a Program Parner and is fortunate to be able to collaborate with the CFA's local MN chapter on events, speakers, and exam prep courses.

News and Events

Women in Investment Management

Susan Gibbons, CFE Fixed Income Fund Program Director, will be a panelist at this CFA MN event on October 15. The event begins at 5:30 pm and the ticket fee is waived for current CFE students. Please see the event website for more details and to register.

Join CFE!

CFE is hosting lunch hour open houses and information sessions for undergraduate and MBA students in October. The info session on Tuesday, 10/27 is for graduate students and we'd love to see you! Check our Facebook page for more details. 

Student Athlete Excels in Program

Harsh MankadTennis champ turned MBA student leverages skills developed on the court to excel in business.

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Informational Video

Hear from CFE Directors, alumni, and employers about how the CFE transforms students through our experiential program.




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