Experiential Learning

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 practical approach to education is enhanced by their experiences in the 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 programs include:

Babson College Fund

Apply to join the two-semester program that allows students the opportunity to manage a portion of the College's endowment.

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Rotman International Trading Competition

Participate in a unique three-day simulated market challenge with competitors from around the world.

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CFA Institute Research Challenge

Analyze a local company and write a comprehensive research report.

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Stock Picking Competition

In honor of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance's 20th anniversary, sign up to participate in an eight-week stock picking competition. Current students, faculty, and alumni are invited to compete against one another for various cash prizes. Portfolios will be issued $1 million of simulated currency when the competition begins through the platform Wall Street Survivor. 


Student Programs 

The Cutler Center provides Babson students with unique, hands-on opportunities to build valuable skills and lead outside the classroom. Such programs include:

Select undergraduate and graduate students participate in a year-long seminar series with Gary Mishuris, CFA, Managing Partner and CIO of Silver Ring Value Partners. Throughout the seminar, readings such as Benjamin Graham's Security Analysis and Warren Buffett’s partnership letters, are used to discuss the investing philosophies and processes of successful value investors. Students are able to use the insights from the readings to build their own value-investing framework that is internally consistent and suited to their strengths. For more information, please reach out to Leslie Romiza, Cutler Center Program Manager. 

The annual Babson Trading Competition brings students from Babson College, Olin College and Wellesley College to the Cutler Center finance lab where they compete in a sales & trading competition and an algorithmic market making competition. Utilizing the Rotman Interactive Trader software, students compete either individually or in pairs as they run case iterations. Learn more »

Are you a student entangled in industry jargon and ambiguous terms that seem all too confusing and similar? This program will aim to demystify the concept and provide a level of clarity to explore career paths that cater to your strengths. Hear from featured Babson alumni and faculty as we discuss career paths, answer questions, and offer advice. For more information, please reach out to Leslie Romiza, Cutler Center Program Manager. 

The Cutler Center MCFE course provides graduate students with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world consulting engagements. Companies sponsoring these engagements have included Highmount Capital, Brown Advisory Board, Cambridge Trust Company, Essex Investments, and LaunchCapital. Learn more »


Babson Wins Local CFA Institute Research Challenge

The team of Rushi Nagalla '19, Mitchell Troyanovsky '19 Guillermo Vadell '19, and Albert Yun '19 were required to analyze a publicly-traded company, write a comprehensive research report, and then present their research to a group of industry judges.