The AIM program, which allows a select group of finance majors to get hands-on academic and financial analysis experience, including an opportunity to actively manage domestic and international equity and fixed-income portfolios, will now comprise two tracks: Investments and the newly developed
"Expanding AIM is a direct response to increased interest from employers and finance students, and builds off of the college's expertise in applied business education," Eppli said.
According to Eppli, nearly 70 students last year competed for the 24 coveted AIM seats, and many students nationwide choose the college specifically for the AIM program. He added that firms worldwide are allocating more investments into the private equity sphere. In fact, according to the 2013 Wharton Private Equity Review,
Zellmer tapped to co-lead program As part of the expansion, the college has named
Zellmer will work closely with Krause on the program's numerous applied learning components, including internships, career development, alumni mentorships, industry networking and student clubs.
"I've worked alongside Mark for nearly a decade, and he's the perfect person to help lead AIM's growth," Krause said. "He's not only a seasoned industry veteran, but he's also an excellent, highly regarded instructor."
About the AIM program
One of the nation's top undergraduate programs in applied investment management, AIM was the first undergraduate program to be recognized as a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner. Students in the program study the core body of knowledge covered in the CFA Level I exam - preparing them to take the test upon graduation. The pass rate for AIM students on the CFA exam has averaged around 70 percent - while the average global pass rate is only 38 percent. Further, AIM has had a perfect career placement record since its inception in 2005.
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