Student Groups and Programming
Babson College Fund - The BCF is an academic program in which specially selected students manage a portion of the Babson College endowment. The program builds students’ investment research and portfolio management skills, and offers practical experience. BCF managers are overseen by Faculty Advisor, Rick Spillane and three Executives-In-Residence.
BIBA - The Babson Investment Banking Association’s 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. The association will utilize valuable resources such as alumni in the investment banking field and experienced MBA candidates, seniors and juniors. The association also serves as a marketing vehicle for the Babson community, creating awareness of the different facets of investment banking through the Center of Career Development (CCD), the official BIBA website, education, communication, speakers and social networking events.
BIMA - The Babson Investment Management Association was developed to serve two purposes: support the investment objectives of the Babson College Fund and provide educational and networking opportunities for Babson students interested in pursuing careers in the investment industry. BIMA serves largely as a resource pool composed of student research analysts that feed the money management activities of the Babson College Fund. The student managers of the BCF rely on the research generated by these students in shaping the funds portfolio. BIMA also offers periodic educational seminars conducted by professors, alumni and professionals working in the investment community. Events and meetings for the Fall 2009 semester will be held on Thursdays from 5:05pm to 6:05pm in Olin 101 unless otherwise noted. For further information, please contact Karl Honerlaw. He can be reached at 781-239-5518.
Bloomberg - Market professionals around the world depend on BLOOMBERG© as their source for real-time market data and news for all market sectors. Bloomberg seamlessly integrates data, news, analytics, multimedia reports, e-mail and trading capabilities into a single platform. For further information please contact Jack Cahill. He can be reached at 781-239-4578.
CFA Program - The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation is one of the fastest growing professional credentials in the world and is a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of investment professionals.
Financial Management Association - The Babson Finance Division is proud to announce the chartering of a Financial Management Association chapter at Babson College. The FMA is a international network of finance professionals and undergraduate clubs. The FMA is designed to allow students to meet influential financial professionals, network for jobs and internships, and interact with other students interested in finance. This organization encompasses all areas of finance.
Investment Banking Trip- Held each fall, the Investment Banking trip is a great opportunity for juniors to learn more about the rigors of this fast-paced industry and the career opportunities available for new graduates.
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.
The Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance is dedicated to advancing the understanding and practice of investments and finance in our global economy. The Center provides programs and resources that enrich student experience, support faculty research, and serve our alumni community. It is committed to furthering Babson's innovative and practical approach to finance education and enabling industry practitioners, faculty, and students to collaborate and learn from one another. The Cutler Center Director is F. Mark D'Annolfo. He can be reached at 781-239-6435.
Rotman International Trading Competition - Babson sends a team of four undergraduate and/or graduate students to compete in the Rotman International Trading Competition hosted by the University of Toronto annually in February. Teams from over 30 top international universities compete in the 3-day competition. Babson has been very successful in this competition, winning the competition in 2009, and coming 2nd in 2007 and 7th in 2008. Cash prizes total $20,000. For more information regarding the competition and its application process, please contact Professor Ryan Davies. He can be reached at 781-239-5345.