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Strategic Partnerships

The Cutler Center has multiple strategic partnerships with educational programs and industry groups to help Babson students and alumni advance their finance careers. The Cutler Center also partners with various internal and external partners on various events. 

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Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner

Babson College is a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP), which was developed to recognize academic institutions that integrate Bloomberg into their undergraduate and graduate curricula. The Cutler Center is equipped with 18 Bloomberg terminals that provide students and faculty with access to the data and analytical tools used by investment professionals. Students also have the opportunity to improve their skillsets and marketability through the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification, which is an eight-hour self-directed program covering Equities, Fixed Income, and Currencies. 

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CFA Institute University Affiliation Program 

At Babson College, the Bachelor of Science in Finance and the Master of Science in Finance programs have been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. These programs position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace the Babson College curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, Babson College is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year, including:

  • 24 annual scholarships
  • Access to the CFA curriculum (Levels I, II, and III)
  • Practice exams (Levels I, II, and III)

Learn about the scholarship application »

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CFA Society Boston  

Now, more than ever, finance needs more women. The Cutler Center hosted the CFA Society of Boston, which welcomed an accomplished group of women professionals to campus who spoke about their career choices and investment management experiences. This event was targeted at students who would be interested in a career in investment management. 

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Boston FinTech Week

In 2019, the Cutler Center welcomed more than 1,800 attendees, including Babson students, faculty, alumni, and staff, at the Babson Boston campus to explore how increased access to data and technology will affect the future of financial services.

Watch the recap video »

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FEI Boston Professional Development Sessions  

Each month during the academic year, the Cutler Center partners with FEI Boston to bring their Professional Development Sessions to campus. These events draw an estimated 30-40 senior finance executives to campus and provide Babson students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to connect with corporate finance practitioners. 

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MassChallenge FinTech: Entrepreneurship in Finance 

In partnership with MassChallenge FinTech, the Cutler Center hosted a panel of industry experts to discuss what they've learned as fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and partners. From the collaboration between fintechs to emerging technologies and key trends, this impressive group of panelists discussed the evolution of fintech and what’s ahead for the industry. 

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Undergraduate Women's Investment Network (UWIN)

The Loomis Sayles Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network (UWIN) is designed to inspire, develop and recruit undergraduate women for investment management careers through mentorship and internship opportunities. The mentorship program matches undergraduate women with a Loomis Sayles mentor to help connect the educational experience to a potential career in investment management by sharing knowledge, experience, and career advice. In the paid internship program, women experience two investment or client-facing functions in 10-week rotations during the school year. The program is designed for female undergraduates in their sophomore and junior years who have an interest in business, finance, accounting, mathematics, economics or investments. The UWIN program is helping to seed the pipeline of diverse talent into the investment management industry. 

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Wall Street Prep  

Wall Street Prep is a global financial training firm that specializes in courses on financial and valuation modeling and Excel for finance professionals. The self-paced learning program is available to Babson students interested in developing and strengthening their financial modeling skills and is particularly helpful for those pursuing careers in investment management, investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, and financial planning & analysis. 

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WAVE Career Forum 

The Cutler Center is a supporting school for the annual Women's Association of Venture & Equity (WAVE) Career Forum, which is targeted towards women who are currently undergraduate or graduate students or those that have graduated within the last three years. The overarching goal of the event is to provide a platform for young women to learn, engage and network with industry veterans within alternative investments while efficiently helping employers solve the continuing issue of finding qualified female candidates.

Register for the 2021 virtual event »

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Project Destined

Project Destined, founded by a former Carlyle Group executive, has partnered with 100+ leading real estate firms and 70+ universities around the country to provide diverse students with internship opportunities to explore ownership through live real estate deals. The 8-week paid virtual internship program is launching in Boston with an incredible group of partners including Brookfield, Related, JLL, Walker & Dunlop, Berkadia, CBRE Global Investors, among others. 

Apply for the program »

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Babson College Centers for Career Development  

Each fall, the Cutler Center partners with the Centers for Career Development to host the annual Finance Career Panel and Networking Reception. This event allows undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to hear from Babson alumni discuss what finance jobs entail on a day-to-day basis, the skills needed to succeed in their respective sectors, and how they broke into these competitive fields. 

Seminar Speaker Series 

The Cutler Center sponsors the Seminar Speaker Series, which allows Babson’s finance faculty to build relationships in the academic community, to exchange research ideas with other top researchers from other institutions, to share academic research with the local practitioner community, and to enhance Babson’s reputation as a research institution. 

View past and upcoming speakers »