CFE Boardroom Presenation

Funds Enterprise

Real funds, real students, real results.

The David S. Kidwell Funds Enterprise (CFE) allows MBA, MS of Finance, and undergraduate students majoring in finance the opportunity to manage over $50 million of real investment money. Guided by the managing director and faculty members, 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. 

PRI Signatory

As a Signatory of the PRI, we have pledged to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision making processes, ownership policies and practices, and promote acceptance and implementation of the principles within the investment industry. As ESG concerns become more prevalent in the domestic and international finance industries, it has become important for students to have a deeper understanding of what that means in practice.

Carlson Funds Enterprise

Information for Students

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CFA Partnership

Students are invited to attend seminars and events, introduced to some materials covered by CFA exams, and are eligible for scholarships to help subsidize the cost of sitting a CFA exam should they want to pursue accreditation.

Alum Perspective

There's no doubt that having been through the Funds Enterprise program helped me do my job better and faster. The financial curriculum at Carlson was strong and the Funds Enterprise made it that much stronger. We did deep, hard core analysis - everything a Wall Street analyst would do to research a company, including talking with management.

– Dave Rust, MBA '05, Senior Finance Manager at Delta Airlines