Curriculum Development

The curriculum offered in the Mendoza College of Business Department of Finance is among the strongest in the country. The Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing will build upon a core group of courses to offer an enhanced approach to investment education. This expanded and enhanced curriculum, that will train tomorrow's investment leaders, includes:

Applied Investment Management (AIM): The AIM course, created in 1995, gives students the opportunity to participate in managing a live portfolio now valued at over $10 million, while developing their financial analysis skills through rigorous research. AIM is comprised of 25-30 students selectively chosen from a competitive applicant pool. 

Applied Private Equity:  An advance course that will be offered in the Fall of 2017. The course will provide an opportunity for students to practice private equity in a setting as close to real as possible. The course will combine lectures that introduce core concepts with investment projects that emphasize practical application. Through the project work, students will have the opportunity to work directly with private equity firms on a feasible yet challenging investment assignment. Guests lecturers will be an important part of the classroom discussion. The course is application only and limited to 20-25 students.

Global Portfolio Management (GPM): This course is designed to enhance investor skills in a global context. Senior members of the Notre Dame Investment Office will lead discussions with world-class investors as guest lecturers on topics including hedge funds, emerging markets, global asset allocation, risk management, and portfolio measurement and evaluation. Application only.

Emerging Markets Investing: This course, taught to junior finance majors studying abroad in London, will introduce students to emerging markets investing and provide them with both the conceptual framework and practical knowledge necessary to understand emerging economies. A leading London based investment manager will lead the course, which will combine lectures that introduce core topics with case studies that emphasize practical application.