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.
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 8th Annual Babson Investment Management Conference (BIMC) (pdf) booklet.
Babson Real Estate Club
The Babson Real Estate Club’s (BREC) goal is to encourage and nurture education, knowledge, and exposure to real estate as an educational and career option. The BREC 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 BREC 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.
Babson Apprentice Fund (BAF)
The Babson Apprentice Fund (BAF) is a investment fund modeled in structure and objective to match that of the Babson College Fund. Run by passionate student Managing Directors (MDs), the fund aims to have members learn valuation techniques and practice investing strategies while managing a paper portfolio. BAF members gain experience in fundamental investing, discover opportunities within the financial services industry, and receive mentorship and work alongside upper classmen.
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 over 50 top universities. For more information, contact the trading competition team faculty advisor, Professor Ryan Davies.
Annual Babson Trading Competition
The 5th Annual Babson Trading Competition was sponsored by the Cutler Center on 11/12/2013. Professor Ryan Davies led the competition and over 35 students participated. The competition involved multiple sub-heats of three Rotman Interactive Trader cases. The scoring methodology was designed to reward consistent performance over each of the sub-heats. The competition is held each fall, please contact Professor Ryan Davies.