School of Business hosts investment competition

December 16, 2013
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Thirteen students enrolled in the course Investment Initiative with Professor Ronald Furman (Business) competed in the 2013 investment competition on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

During the semester-long project, teams of students actively traded stocks and created an investment portfolio based on a given scenario. Each team presented their findings as part of the competition. Teams were judged on appearance, selection of investments in the portfolio, quality of the presentation, strategy used, and performance of the portfolio.

“The competition allows business students to participate in a unique course that can tremendously influence their career path for a bright future,” said returning judge Irene Berner of Berner Financial Services. “I have a lot of respect for those students who choose this elective course. I have no doubt they will be successful.”

The investment competition is one of the many initiatives the school hosts in an effort to provide a challenging academic environment and prepare students for success in the workplace. First and second place teams were awarded prizes of $200 and $100 per student, respectively, and a trip to the New York Stock Exchange.

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