Applied Investment Management program announces new class


November 19, 2012

Marquette Business’ Applied Investment Management program has announced its Class of 2014. Twenty-three juniors – out of more than 40 applicants – have been admitted into one of the nation’s top undergraduate programs in applied investment management.

The AIM program allows a select group of finance majors to get hands-on academic and security analysis experience, including summer internships and the opportunity to actively manage equity and fixed-income portfolios throughout their senior year.

The students include:

Joseph Bachmann Dayton Hoell   Danny Muench
Eoghan Bahnson  Charlie Hoover John Osborne
Ryan Bailey Nicholas Kerger Ellen Toshach
Sean Brackin   Su Li   Sean Whitney
Brendan Durkin Mark Long Ziqian Wu
Daniel Gaide   Steven Marszalek David Yarmulnik
Joseph Hagen  Louis Moran Chi Zhuang
Kevin Hansen Sean Morrissey     

“The Class of 2014 is a group of very bright and motivated students who have accomplished much thus far in their academic careers,” says Dr. David Krause, AIM director. “I am privileged to be able to work with them for the next 18 months.”

Unlike other offerings in the College of Business Administration, the AIM selection process is highly competitive, due to the limited capacity of the program.  Applicants were required to submit a formal application packet to the director of AIM and were further evaluated by the program’s admissions committee.  The selection of students for the program was based on overall academic performance, performance in courses relevant to investment management, an application essay, and experiences and career objectives as demonstrated in the student’s resume, letters of recommendation and interviews.

The AIM programs features a fully equipped investment research room located in the College of Business Administration.  Students conduct research in the room, which offers many of the same financial tools (i.e. Bloomberg, Thomson Financial and Morningstar) that investment professionals use on a daily basis.  Each year since the program’s inception, AIM students have achieved a 100 percent career placement rate and surpassed the global pass rate on the Chartered Financial Analysts Level I exam.