The Cutler Center supports the Finance Division's offering of rigorous, state-of-the-art programs of study in finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty’s to practical approach to education is enhanced by their experiences in industry and consulting for a wide range of organizations. The Cutler Center hosts several programs that allow students to develop practical experience while completing their degree. These program’s include:
Babson College Fund (BCF)
Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE)
Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC)
Babson College Fund
The Babson College Fund program builds students’ investment research and portfolio management skills by guiding graduate and undergraduate students as they manage a portion of the Babson College endowment.
Management Consulting Field Experience
The Cutler Center Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) course provides graduate students with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world consulting engagements for investments and finance companies.
Companies sponsoring these engagements have included:
- Beaumont Financial Partners
- Brown Advisory Board
- Cambridge Trust Company
- Essex Investments
- Highmount Capital
Of the 40 MCFE projects encompassing 161 students in the 2011-2012 academic year, six were nominated for the Babson MCFE Award (best MCFE), which comes with a cash prize given by Babson-United Inc. (founded by Roger W. Babson). Of the six MCFEs nominated for the award, two were Cutler Center MCFEs, and a Cutler Center MCFE team placed second. The Cutler Center MCFE team (Cambridge Trust Company) won the Babson MCFE Award in the 2010-2012 academic year.
Rotman International Trading Competition
The Cutler Center also participates in the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) in the heart of Canada’s financial district in downtown Toronto. RITC is an annual event that brings teams of students and their faculty advisors from universities worldwide to participate in a unique 3-day simulated market challenge. Babson has an impressive track record including winning the competition in 2008 and placing second in 2007 and 2010.
2016 Rotman International Trading Competition Team (from left to right): Aditya Sastry, Inder Majumdar, Professor Ryan Davies, Philip Dunay, Romil Motwani, Chris Bruno, Jonathan Kohlmeier
Rotman International Trading Competition History
Babson College placed 20th out of 52 teams.
Team Members: Dineth Siriwardane, Robert Sternberg, Michael Winter, Walker Smith, Maria Pereda Ehrlich, Eric Echelmeyer
Babson College placed 20th overall out of 50 teams.
Team Members: Khanh Ngo, Sam Wear, Karan Vazirani, Joel Bonina
Babson College finished 2nd out of 44 teams.
Team Members: Eric Drozdov, Tom Klein, Estelle Vaysburd, Khanh Ngo
Babson College wins!
Team Members: Howard Soyfer, Gilbert Li, Serge Suchkov, Eric Drozdov
Babson College placed 7th out of 34 teams.
Team Members: Howard Soyfer, Noj Zachariah, Jeff Liguori, David Peltier
Babson College placed 2nd out of 33 teams.
Team Members: Brian Dixon, Nick Kyprianou, Eric Mara, YooBee Yun.
CFA Institute Research Challenge Winners
Babson's team won the CFA Institute Research Challenge, beating 11 area colleges and universities. As a result, the team traveled to Seattle in April for the Americas competition where they competed against the best teams in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
The competition involves analyzing a local publicly-traded company and then writing a comprehensive research report with a buy, hold, or sell recommendation. The team was comprised of Brittany Bascom MBA'16, Rachel Burstiner '17, and Roy Nakamajeo '17.
Their outstanding performance is a testament to the Babson's practical approach to finance education and the benefits of our experiential learning programs.