Classroom study comes alive with experiential learning projects that challenge students to apply what they’ve learned for real client companies. The experience deepens student learning while simultaneously building skills employers want to see on a resume. Students often cite experiential learning as their favorite – and most valuable – part of the program.

Examples of past student projects include the following:

  • Finance faculty and graduate students at the Carlson School

    Asset management

    • Investment product analysis
    • Asset/liability study
    • Portfolio risk analysis
  • Experiential learning project work

    Corporate Finance

    • Capital structure analysis
    • Retail expansion or market analysis
    • Division profitability analysis
  • student apply classroom learning to real projects

    Risk Management

    • Currency, interest rate, or commodity risk assessment
    • Value at Risk (VaR) analysis