Student Finance Organizations
Student Finance Organizations provide Babson College students interested in Finance with the opportunity to expand and deepen their knowledge of the finance world. These organizations often host speaker visits, workshops and conferences.
Babson Corporate Finance Association
The Babson Corporate Finance Association (BCFA) is a student run organization dedicated to providing students interested in careers in corporate finance with the resources and guidance to achieve their professional goals. The organization provides students the opportunities to learn about the range of careers in corporate finance and to develop their professional networks. The club facilitates relationships with alumni and faculty, and fosters a sense of community among students. For more information and calendar events, visit the BCFA Life@Babson website.
Babson Investment Management Association
The Babson Investment Management Association (BIMA) is a student-run organization dedicated to providing students interested in careers in investment management (research analyst, portfolio manager, private wealth management, investment banking) with the resources and guidance to achieve their professional goals. BIMA provides students with the opportunities to hear from leaders in investment management, to learn about careers in the sector, and to develop their professional networks. The organization facilitates relationships with alumni and faculty, and fosters a sense of community among students. Mark D'Annolfo is the faculty advisor for BIMA. For more information and calendar events, visit the BIMA Life@Babson website.
View the Cutler Center BIMA Conference Brochure.
Babson Real Estate Association
The Babson Real Estate Association’s (BREA) goal is to encourage and nurture education, knowledge, and exposure to real estate as an educational and career option. The Graduate Real Estate Association (GREA) in conjunction with the undergraduate club, The Real Estate Club, will provide opportunities for students to hear speakers from the real estate industry, participate in career roundtables, contact interested alumni and such other activities as may further the goals of the organization. For more information, contact BREA faculty advisor Michael Harrity. For more information and calendar events, visit the BREC Life@Babson website.
Babson Investment Banking Association
The Babson Investment Banking Association’s (BIBA) mission is to enhance the position of Babson as a top business school for investment banking by increasing the interest of students in this field, supporting students in their preparation for the recruiting process, and improving relations with firms through the Babson Alumni Network. Though BIBA primarily focuses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions advisory, all investment banking divisions are explored and discussed throughout the school year. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. For more information and calendar events, visit the BIBA Life@Babson website.
iTower (Investment Tower) is a special-interest housing unit that focuses on finance and investing by exposing its members to the American and international equity markets. One of iTower’s primary purposes is to foster an environment in which students help one another on the path to a career in the finance/investing industry. For more information and calendar events, visit the iTower Life@Babson website.
Rotman International Trading Competition
Babson sends a team of four undergraduate and/or graduate students to compete at the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held annually at the University of Toronto. Cases include algorithmic trading, commodities, institutional sales and trading, quant outcry, and credit risk. Babson has been very successful at this competition, finishing 2nd in 2007, 7th in 2008, 1st in 2009, and 2nd in 2010, against teams representing about 40 top universities. For more information, contact the trading competition team faculty advisor, Professor Ryan Davies.
Annual Babson Trading Competition
The 3rd Annual Babson Trading Competition was sponsored by the Cutler Center and i-Tower on 10/30/12. Professor Ryan Davies led the competition and over 25 students participated. The competition involved multiple sub-heats of three Rotman Interactive Trader cases: LT2 - Orders in Illiquid Markets, LT3 - Dynamic Order Arrival, D2 - Asymmetric Information. The scoring methodology was designed to reward consistent performance over each of the sub-heats.
2012 Competition Winners:
First place team: Robert Sternberg and Michael Winter
Second place team: Dineth Siriwardane and Raycent Tan
Third place team: Walker Smith and Maria Pereda
Top individual trader: Robert Sternberg