Investment Management Academy

The Investment Management Academy, one of the Stanley C. Golder Academies, is an academic program that provides select students with institutional investment experience. With oversight of the Directors, students manage over $1.4 million of assets.


Students take on all of the responsibilities expected of analysts in a fund management environment. Members of the Academy conduct industry research, prepare qualitative and quantitative assessments of investment candidates, present investment recommendations, conduct due diligence on investments, oversee trading, manage industry concentrations, and report on fund performance. Members use resources available through the Gies College of Business such as Capital IQ, Bloomberg, and Thomson & Reuters to produce professional quality work.

Participation in the Academy results in practical feedback from fellow senior members and alumni of the program, who through internships and experience sharpen student's skills in industry analyses, company valuation, modeling and forecasting techniques, and the practical use of multiple equity research and multiple information databases.

Students are also given the opportunity to participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge held every year in various cities across the US.

Building a Professional Network:

The Investment Management Academy also arranges specific interaction with practitioners both on-campus and on-site at various employers to further career preparation in various industries including:

  • Buy side analysis
  • Sell-side research
  • Portfolio managers
  • Wealth managers
  • Alternative investment managers
  • Capital markets
  • Valuation specialists
  • Sales & trading

The Investment Management Academy is generously supported by our corporate sponsors GCM Grosvenor and Intrinsic Edge Capital Management.