AIM/APEP & AOI Application Deadline



Rising Finance seniors - 

As you prepare to schedule your classes for fall, we invite you to consider two courses that require applications for departmental permission: FIN 40640 Applied Investment Management (AIM) and FIN 40685 Applied Private Equity Projects (APEP). You can find more information about these courses at the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) website.

AIM is a 6 credit-hour course, but only 3 of the credit-hours count towards your Finance major requirements. The fall AIM course will be taught by Professors Shane Corwin and Colin Jones and any questions about the course can be addressed to the professors. APEP is a 3 credit-hour course and will be taught by Mat Klody. Any questions about the course can be addressed to Please note that APEP is distinct from FIN 40680 Private Equity and neither course is a prerequisite for the other. We intend to offer the courses on these schedules:

  • AIM - Monday & Wednesday, 2:00-4:30pm

  • APEP - Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 pm

We are using a single online application process for both AIM and APEP, and that process is now open at

We invite all interested finance majors who will be seniors this fall to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 7th at 11:59pm.

You cannot take both courses, but you can apply for both courses if you wish. After you create an application, you will be asked to indicate that you are applying for: 

  • Both Applied Investment Management and Applied Private Equity Projects

  • Just Applied Investment Management

  • Just Applied Private Equity Projects

For the application, you should be prepared to submit a short essay and to describe your academic, employment, and extracurricular experiences. You will also be asked to upload a resume and grade history including currently enrolled courses (either an official transcript or a report from the insideND Grade History app).

Again, the application deadline is 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 7th. Students will be notified of selection decisions the week of April 19, about a week before fall registration opens.


The Art of Investing - Seniors, regardless of college or major

The Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) and the Finance Department are pleased to invite you to apply for The Art of Investing (FIN 40521).


Class Description:

The Art of Investing is an advanced, capstone course aimed at weaving together insights from CEOs, investors, and other leaders from various fields. The course seeks to bring together viewpoints and core teachings from numerous subject areas in a way that is harmonious with the core tenets of investing. The students will come from various backgrounds and majors and be expected to bring their insights to bear on case studies and readings for each class session. An important feature of this course is the willingness to participate in discussions and the ability to manage both detailed and broad discussion topics regarding companies, markets, case studies, and human behavior.


 Instructors:     Rick Buhrman, NDIGI Executive in Residence

                          Paul Buser, NDIGI Executive in Residence

Class Schedule: Tuesday Afternoons



·         Students must be seniors

·         Have a solid academic record

·         Demonstrate excellence through leadership roles and other non-academic accomplishments

·         Have an interest in business, economics, and a baseline understanding of financial analysis through internships, courses, or other real world experience



·         Understand security analysis from a higher level--how to think about companies and industries more generally from a longer-term perspective

·         Learn from Entrepreneurs, Investors, Teachers, Operators - have them share worldly wisdom


Application Link:


Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7th. Admitted students will be notified the week of Monday, April 19th. 

If you have any questions, please contact NDIGI (